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I'm dealing with a bunch of archived, existing .doc files, rather than
attempting to create new ones, so re-saving each one as an .odt isn't ideal.

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 3:52 AM, Tom [via Document Foundation Mail Archive]
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Hi :)
The ideal way to store documents is with OpenDocument Formats such as
Odt.  Only convert to MS formats if you have to share but leave the Odt in
the same folder so that you can re-edit the document easily without having
to push a document through so many conversions.
Regards from
Tom :)

From: Jay Lozier <[hidden email]<http://user/SendEmail.jtp?type=node&node=4039123&i=0>>

To: [hidden email] <http://user/SendEmail.jtp?type=node&node=4039123&i=1>
Sent: Thursday, 21 February 2013, 3:31
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Frame in header of .doc crashes Writer

On 02/20/2013 08:54 PM, [hidden 
I'm having some trouble opening a legal pleading .doc, which has some
numbers on the left side of the page, in the form of a table in a frame
the header. MS Word opens it just fine, but LibreOffice 3.6 and
seem to have the frame extending past the edges of the page, with the
count increasing until LibreOffice crashes by running out of memory.

The attached file is a .doc, and converting it to .docx fixes the
(stupid frames), but I have many other .doc files like it, and
each one isn't a desirable solution.


I tried opening the document with Writer (4.0.03), Abiword, and Calligra.
Writer crashed and the other two opened something but it did look correct
either one.

My thought would be to try a headless conversion for *.doc to *.docx in
Terminal. This will make new copies of the files in the appropriate format
on your system.

In Linux the command would be like this when you in the folder where the
*.doc files are:
/opt/libreoffice4.0/program/soffice --headless --convert-to docx *.doc

Out of curiosity can you save the *.docx format to *.odt and it look
correct in *.odt?

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