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I realize I'm late to this conversation, but I take a completely different approach to the problem mentioned in OP's post.

Unfortunately, it's breaking an old paradigm to team editing of documents, and it's tough to sell.

Everyone has programs they prefer. Maybe Word, maybe Pages, maybe LO, maybe Abiword, etc. They are used to them, and efficient with them. Let them use what they want.

To be efficient in getting the teamwork done, and to keep innumerable versions under control, only the original creator should modify the document.

For sending copies around to other team members for input, export/save the document in PDF file format, password protecting it so the recipient cannot directly modify it or copy/paste the contents. Have the recipients use the PDF reader's annotation function to note the changes the recipient would like to see. Save the annotated file with a modified filename, and return. (Note, a filenaming convention also needs to be used.)

The OP can now sort through all the suggestions, and edit the original document as needed, combining the various versions from the recipients.

On 10/15/16 8:35 AM, Bruce Hohl wrote:
"with no glitches"

I think this can only be achieved if everyone can agree to only use a
specified file format (.doc, .docx, .rtf) and only [basic] features known
to work the same in both programs.  Perhaps one of the many online [basic]
word processors would be a better fit this situation.

On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 8:28 AM, m.a.riosv <>

Since LibreOffice 5.0 can be opened page files
but don't expect warranties about everything will be perfect.

Every time that a file is converted, increase the options for issues, as
LibreOffice is available for Mac, IMO install LibreOffice on the Mac it's
the option to achieve the lower amount of issues.
Miguel Ángel.

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