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To restate Tom's info

If you save a .docx file using MSO 2013, it most likely will not read
properly in MSO 2010 or 2007.  This will happen more often as the
document becomes more complex.

I always tell my MSO users that if you want to make sure all of the
different versions of MSO can read your documents, you must use the
non-OOXML formats, like .doc. 

I never had any trouble with MSO documents that were in the pre-2007
formats.  The only thing that the OOXML formats do you the user is to
reduce the size of the documents, in many cases. 

AS for getting them to use ODF formats, well, if you get them to use
.doc instead of .odt, then you have won a big battle.  LO/Writer, and
the other Open Source office packages out there, can easily use the .doc
formatted documents with very little issues cropping up.  I personally
never had a problem with any .doc documents with Writer.

On 08/26/2013 11:49 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
You would probably find the same thing happen in other versions of MS Office.  

The DocX format keeps changing in each different version of MS Office and possibly on different 
versions of Windows.  So a DocX made with 2007 on Xp might look quite different in MS Office 2010 
on Win7.  

However if you can correct the error in the document and then save it as a Doc then everyone sees 
it very much the same regardless of operating system or program used to open the file.  Even 
saving it back as a DocX sometimes works but it's usually best to stick with Doc.  

File - "Save As ... " - "MS Word (98, 2000, Xp, 2003)"

something like that.  

Similarly if you can get MS Office users to use "Save As" and use the older formats then you will 
find those documents open better on LibreOffice too.  Sadly many MS Office users seem to  have no 
idea how to do something as 'complicated' as that!  

Do you happen to know which version of MS Office they are using?  If they are using 2007, 2010, 
2013 or 365 then they can open documents you send them in Odt format.  With 2010 or 2007 they 
probably can't open Ods files in Excel but 2013 and 365 can.  

Regards from 
Tom :)  

 From: Satish Srivastava <>
Sent: Monday, 26 August 2013, 16:23
Subject: [libreoffice-users] .docx file format disturb in libreoffice 4.0 Writer

Dear Friends,

I am facing a issue in open office migration from microsoft office.
when i am trying to open .docx file it is opening but header &
format disturb means not properly. So please give any solution
for this.

Thanks & regards

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