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2012/11/19 Paolo Debortoli <>

hi all.  i had the same problem receving via email from an office .docx
files.  when I try to import the file in libreoffice it crashes and does
not allow to import in any way.  the solution I found is to open such file
with gwoffice (google office app, you need a google account connected to
use it) and save it in odt format always via gwoffice  (then it is exactly
in lo format).  I think that opening such files shouldn't  be very
difficult  (I am not a programmer at all).


I must say I find this odd, as I've not experienced similar problems in
Writer. To test, I booted from my usual Ubuntu 12.04 into Windows 7 and
created two .docx documents in MS Office Word 2010 (Swedish version), one
the first strophe of a Swedish poem, the other a line from Thomas
Paine's *Common
Sense*. I had no problem opening either one in LibreOffice (Swedish Version (Build ID: 58f22d5)) ; to test further I sent the latter as an
attachment to a Gmail message to a friend in India who has an
English-language version of LibreOffice ( Build ID: 350m1(Build:2)).
He also had no trouble in opening and reading the attachment. Both these
two documents were, of course, extremely simple, no embedded hyperlinks or
tables, etc, but for documents of this nature I am unable to reproduce any
difficulties in opening .docx files in recent versions of LibreOffice. From
what I understand, however, things can become more complicated when links
or tables are embedded in documents or when other LibreOffice functions,
like Calc or Impress are used....


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