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On 02/21/2013 01:38 PM, wrote:
A headless conversion gets as far as "convert
/home/paul/Desktop/test_crash/crashy_pleading.doc ->
/home/paul/Desktop/test_crash/crashy_pleading.docx using Office Open XML
Text", with soffice hanging in the background and using lots of memory and
100% cpu.
I might try swriter instead of soffice and see what happens; I am not very optimistic.

I tried Google Docs and it worked as miserably as everything else. It appears there is something in how the text is pinned to the frame that MS has not released to the world because 5 different applications I tried all bombed.

I would file a bug report detailing what has been tried.

Out of curiosity are the *.doc files originally generated from a template?

On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 7:33 PM, Jay Lozier [via Document Foundation Mail
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On 02/20/2013 08:54 PM, [hidden email]<http://user/SendEmail.jtp?type=node&node=4039045&i=0>wrote:

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 re-saving
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?

Jay Lozier
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