On 02/28/2011 04:13 AM, Derry Birse wrote:
Thanks I will try 3.2.1. Do you know how you install these filters manually?
See Charles' reply.
You need to reinstall LO and select 'Custom' and then
That link doesn't show the expanded 'Optional Components', but if you
click on it when you get to that screen you will see 'Legacy Filters'.
If there is a red X next to it, click to have it included on the
Note: I just tested your E_base.dot file.
o Word97/2003 Word - opens fine
o OOo 3.3.0 (Windows 2000/XP/7) - opens fine
o OOo 3.3.0 (linux - standard version from openoffice.org) - opens fine
o (U)OOo 3.3.0 (linux - Ubuntu/go-oo version) - fails & crashes
o LO 3.2.1 (linux - from libreoffice.org) - fails "Read-Error. This is
not a WinWord97 file."
o LO 3.2.1 (Windows XP/7) - fails "Read-Error. This is not a WinWord97 file.
Note: OOo & LO installs included the Optional Components legacy filters
etc., so it won't make a difference if you install. I reckon that you've
come across a bug that should be reported. Please see:
I did a search:
and it appears there already is a bug report opened:
[FILEOPEN: Particular WORD (97?) document can not be opened]
You can add your comments to that bug report (I'll do the same).
Until that bug is fixed, your best bet (IMO) is to install OOo 3.3.0 and
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