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On 01/07/2013 06:19 PM, kahu wrote:
My company has provided ".dotx" files as a template for me to use, but I
cannot open it correctly rendered in LibreOffice 3.6.4 or LO-dev 4.0 Beta 2.

Essentially the header and footer are protected fields created in Word 2010
with graphics and text, and the body is open for text, but supposedly with
limitations of manipulation.

When I open the file I have a page that looks blank with a field to type in,
but the header and footer seem stripped out, and I can manipulate more than
I think I am supposed to.

Is "dotx" supported by LibreOffice, is there anything I can try to remedy

I'm happy to supply the document if that would be helpful.

>From MS Word I've saved the file as a "doc" and then worked from
there--which mostly works.  It preserves the content and formatting of the
header and footer 90% (margins are off a little).  But I do not have MS Word
formatting restrictions applied.

Another example of a "dotx" template file converted to "doc" in Word locks
me out of the file all together by a password prompt when I click "Edit"!

Thank you!

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Please post the file on either a website and post the link or use Nabble to attach the file.

Most of the comments will be about docx files but I think dotx is very similar. You might be able to get at the actual xml data by unzipping the dotx file. The exact instructions depend on your OS. This method works with docx files.

Once you get the file open I would try saving it as ODF template file. We recommend using native format (ODF) whenever possible and only converting to other formats as a last step. This generally causes less overall problems.

Please advise your OS.

Jay Lozier

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