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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
'Optional Components':
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 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 - opens fine
o (U)OOo 3.3.0 (linux - Ubuntu/go-oo version) - fails & crashes
o LO 3.2.1 (linux - from - 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
use that.

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