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upgrading OPEN OFFICE to read DOCX's
« on: February 29, 2012, 08:03:14 pm »
Dear Mark,

Is there any relatively easy way to upgrade the Open Office Writer to read .docx files from newer WORD

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Re: upgrading OPEN OFFICE to read DOCX's
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 08:32:11 pm »
Install Libre Office instead? Open Office isn't getting as much development as Libre, and Libre seems to support a wider range of document formats.
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Re: upgrading OPEN OFFICE to read DOCX's
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 08:38:56 pm »
Which distro/version are you running ? .. because as BkS states, you'd be better off with LibreOffice.
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Re: upgrading OPEN OFFICE to read DOCX's
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 04:09:52 pm »
Sorry.  Still the standard Linpus. original Open Office 2.3.0. Libre Office work on this? rather tweak the OO. I'll convert to Peppermint at some point, when have stable decent Internet.

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Re: upgrading OPEN OFFICE to read DOCX's
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 04:29:55 pm »
Short of using an online converter, such as:
http://www.zamzar.com/
I think your stuck.
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Re: upgrading OPEN OFFICE to read DOCX's
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 09:11:38 pm »
Wow thanks. That's a helpful site. Should have known it must exist.

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Re: upgrading OPEN OFFICE to read DOCX's
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 09:48:30 pm »
Yeh, good site .. just bear in mind the security implications of uploading your documents to other peoples servers for conversion.  8)

If you don't want others reading it .. don't upload it.
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