Thanks for your help with this.
Unfortunately the mailing list removes attachments. You can upload the file
to Nabble so that people can choose to see it if they want. It puts a line
of html code into the message and that results in a click-able link for
people to just click on in order to see the 'attachment'.
Follow the links in this email to get to Nabble. Then just above where you
write the reply there is a line of buttons. The end one is "More" and the
top option in "More" is to "Upload a file". After that it works a lot like
getting an attachment onto an email. In effect Nabble is storing the file
on it's own Cloud.
Microsoft's formats vary slightly between different versions of MS Office so
documents written in MS Office 2010 may well look different when viewed with
anything else, even MS Office 2007 or MS Office 2013 might not display them
correctly. It's annoying and seems designed to force people into buying
whichever version is used by most of the people they have to deal with. So,
a lot of companies and people are currently buying MS Office 2010 even
though 2013 just came out. Since some people are ending up with 2013 on
home machines and laptops companies will soon have to buy 2013 even though
they only just bought 2010.
We find that LibreOffice (or OpenOffice) users are able to write documents
that can then be viewed correctly by any of the versions of MS Office. So
they often become unofficial intermediaries between different colleagues
using different versions of MS Office.
The situation is improving though. Compatibility with "the most used" or
"the latest" version of MS's formats increases with each release and more so
with each new branch of LibreOffice. Even better the native format used by
LibreOffice and most other Office Suites or office programs is also now
supported in more recent versions of MS Office. The ODF format is an ISO
format and the specification for that is finalised by a committee on which
many large organisations have representation. So the implementation tends
to be the same in all the different programs that use it. On the rare
occasion documents don't display correctly it is hoped that a bug-report
will get filed and the program corrected.
Unfortunately MS Office 2007 and 2010 only support the ancient version of
ODF. It's only the fairly recent MS Office 2013 and 365 that support the
So, it is beginning to be better to use ODF now instead of the MS formats.
It's certainly better for documents that are being stored to be read in the
future. The main problem is whether it is better to use right now when you
have a few people working at a document together. It's increasingly better
to change to the ODF format for that too but sometimes it is still
So, many thanks for your help here. If you can upload the file to Nabble
that would help but don't worry too much if you can't at the moment.
Thanks and regards from
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