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On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 12:37 AM, Mike Scott <>

It looks as though he has a writer file with an embedded calc document.
Exporting as docx indeed renders the embedded spreadsheet as an image. I'm
not sure what he would expect to happen - embed an LO spreadsheet in a MS
Word document!? Translate the spreadsheet to something Word supports in the
same way (IIRC not in general possible but IANAE) Or what?

I do indeed have a LO writer document with an embedded calc object. I
downloaded this as a template from the then official  Open Office templates
site, oh about 10 years ago. It's not my design. But it's worked for me for

My thought though is his document is 'inside out'. If the important parts
are the numbers, perhaps it would better be a Calc document with embedded
text and images; I'd suggest this would export better to something MS might

Perhaps. But I didn't develop it. Although I have tweaked it for my own

He doesn't say why he needs to export to docx - I thought these days MS
had some support for ODF documents. Could the recipient not cope with the
odt file?

I have repeatedly said why I need to export to docx. Because I have a
client who takes the data from my invoice and copies it into his accounting
system. As a spreadsheet, he can copy and paste what he wants without
having to type it all in. The older .doc format I used to use is now
broken, as a result of some update I applied to this (now) quite old
version of Libre Office, running on an old LTS Qiana Linux Mint desktop.

I can indeed open the original (and my company's official version) ODT
document in newer MS Office programs, but they don't like the embedded
spreadsheet part and strip it out. This defeats the purpose of opening in
Word 2010 or later as that's the important part. ;)

So, until I can install the latest stable Mint, and test it on my system,
and then upgrade the rest of the systems. I will just invoice him with an
actual spreadsheet as an invoice. Maybe I'll even move entirely to that

Thanks everyone for your help!

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