[SWLUG] Office docx in Linux and some refercences on Open Formats...

Alan Harris alanh at bryngwyn.carmarthen.sch.uk
Thu Jul 5 13:03:52 UTC 2007

Latest versions of openoffice should'nt have a problem with docx -
NeoOffice on mac os/x will happily convert between formats with no

I saw the same article and thought it was making life difficult.
Alan Harris

Emmanuel Durand wrote:
> Dear all
> I received my first .docx attachment yesterday. So far I haven't been very
> proactive in defending open formats (yes I know, .docx is supposed to be
> an
> open format). I'd send all my documents in PDF or plain text, RTF
> sometimes.
> Open Office would do a good Job opening .doc attachments. But just after
> reading an article in LXF 95 relating the experiences of the author with a
> office 2007, I received the Documents. Now, I would like to do two things:
> 1) Read the Document, using Opensuse 10.2 or Kubuntu 6.10, or both. Off
> course, I could politely ask the sender to save the document in RTF and
> send
> it again.
> 2) Find a good article or two, simply written that I can refer this person
> to, in order to raise his awareness of some of the issues involved with
> using proprietary formats, like Office.
> Thank you guys
> Emmanuel
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