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Hello.  I've been exclusively a Linux user for more than 10 years.  Unfortunately  practically all 
of the undergraduates I teach are still windoze droids, so I have to grade their papers in .docx 
format now, and I don't have a windoze machine to do it on.

The problem is that somehow Bill has found a way to make .docx files containing graphs impossible 
for LibreOffice, OpenOffice, or odfconverter to handle.  See attached example.  The original 
version of this file (before I redacted the names and saved it from libreoffice) definitely 
contains embedded graphs probably imported from EXCEL. But nothing at all shows up in libreoffice 
3.3.2 after the student's headings "Part A: Graph " and so forth.  Openoffice 3.1 and odfconverter 
give the same result.

Is there any insight out there?  Conversion from .doc format works better, but as true windoze 
droids these students can barely cope with instructions like "save your file in .doc format before 
turning it in".


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