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Hi :)
MS Office 2007 & 2010 claims to be able to use OpenDocument Formats such as Odt and Ods but it only 
handles the ancient 1.1 version, not the 1.2 taht most other programs have been using for years 
(although it was only formally released in about last Aug or something).  

Similarly LO supports doc and xls which are standard formats handled by all versions of MS Office.  
For the most part it also handles docX and xlsX and so on except for occasional problems when MS 
Office doesn't implement it's own specification for those formats.  
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Tue, 20/3/12, Shari <> wrote:

From: Shari <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] saving as docx crashes libreoffice 3.5.1 on windows 7
Date: Tuesday, 20 March, 2012, 21:58

Based on this email response maybe LibreOffice should remove this from 
their website:
"Compatible with all major competitors' file formats. You can easily 
import files from Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and many other 
formats, and can easily save to Microsoft Office and other formats when 

This person is only asking to do what the website says it can. Either it 
can or it can't.

On 3/20/2012 4:21 PM, e-letter wrote:
On 20/03/2012, darwinev0lved<>  wrote:
HI, I was having problem with a docx document that work sent me (actually,
this isn't the first time, but it'd be nice to sort it if poss.). When I try
to save it, it crashes LO, I can recover it, I can save it as an odt but at
some point I'm going to have to send it back, so I need to be able to save
it as a docx.

Your company should be paying you to buy a legitimate copy of m$...

Why do you want LO to be a m$-clone? Who benefits?

m$ formats are irrelevant to odf. The priority for LO is superior
behaviour of the software with native formats.

How does the perfect m$-clone behaviour of LO desired by so many
unwilling to pay the m$ tax benefit the preferred proliferation of

I though it might be something off with the document itself, so I opened up
a blank document and tried to save that as a docx file - well this time I
got "Libreoffice 3.5 has stopped working"

So, not great.

Strategically, it is great; m$ fans are forced to make a decision: pay
the m$ to continue using and propagating the m$ formats.

Have you conducted a full cost-benefit analysis of the time you are
wasting (yours, programmers who choose to write code gratis) compared
to you buying m$ and therefore releasing more time available to
improve odf???

Advice, thoughts?
Please create a new document in odf using LO. When you open that
document using m$ and notice the destruction of the quality of your
original document, write to m$ and ask them to explain why m$ is
unable to open your odf document properly and correctly. Don't forget
to also ask m$ how to submit a bug report for the faulty performance
of m$. Tell us the response.

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