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    Default Libre Office - DocX

    Hi all,

    Work have migrated to word 2010 and Docx format. I thought I was fine with my home machine with Libreoffice as it says on their website that it will open docx files.

    For some odd reason it opens as a blank chart. This is the same for all word files - irrespective of whether doc or docx. Something odd is happening here.

    Before I clean install libreoffice just want to check that I don't need a simple add in?

    thanks

    Ben.

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    Default Re: Libre Office - DocX

    Quote Originally Posted by waveheadwales View Post
    Work have migrated to word 2010 and Docx format. I thought I was fine with my home machine with Libreoffice as it says on their website that it will open docx files.

    For some odd reason it opens as a blank chart. This is the same for all word files - irrespective of whether doc or docx. Something odd is happening here.

    Before I clean install libreoffice just want to check that I don't need a simple add in?
    I haven't had any problems opening doc or docx files with LibreOffice, and I didn't have to install any add-ins. Have you tried running it from a terminal to see if there are any error messages?

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    On Tue, 21 Feb 2012 09:26:02 +0530, dimesio
    <dimesio@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > waveheadwales;2442067 Wrote:
    >>
    >> Work have migrated to word 2010 and Docx format. I thought I was fine
    >> with my home machine with Libreoffice as it says on their website that
    >> it will open docx files.
    >>
    >> For some odd reason it opens as a blank chart. This is the same for
    >> all word files - irrespective of whether doc or docx. Something odd is
    >> happening here.
    >>
    >> Before I clean install libreoffice just want to check that I don't need
    >> a simple add in?
    >>

    > I haven't had any problems opening doc or docx files with LibreOffice,
    > and I didn't have to install any add-ins. Have you tried running it from
    > a terminal to see if there are any error messages?
    >


    i did have trouble with some docx files, those saevd with one of the
    latest versions of MS word, containing a lot of images and fancy
    formatting. neither libre- nor openoffice would open those, but crash
    trying. the only way i found to open the files was starting MS office in a
    virtualbox and re-saving those files for an earlier version of word.
    didn't investigate further since this was limited to one or two files and
    didn't bother me again.

    apart from that, .doc & .docx files open fine in my current version of
    libreoffice, without additional plugins. that the original poster can't
    open andy .doc/x files anymore seems to indicate that something in his LO
    setup got messed up.

    --
    phani.

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    Will Honea NNTP User

    Default Re: Libre Office - DocX

    phanisvara das wrote:

    > i did have trouble with some docx files, those saevd with one of the
    > latest versions of MS word, containing a lot of images and fancy
    > formatting. neither libre- nor openoffice would open those, but crash
    > trying. the only way i found to open the files was starting MS office in a
    > virtualbox and re-saving those files for an earlier version of word.
    > didn't investigate further since this was limited to one or two files and
    > didn't bother me again.


    Another thought on this: I had one of those fancy layouts that appeared to
    hang up. Went for a cup of coffee, got sidetracked and when I finally got
    back to the keyboard an hour later the thing had finally opened. I also find
    very long opening times with a couple of spread sheets containing fairly
    complex references to other files - especially charts with html renderings.

    --
    Will Honea

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    Default Re: Libre Office - DocX

    No problems normally with docx but also had a couple of long waits and in one case where the images did not render I examined the docx file and discovered it contained a custom.xml folder.

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    Hi all, thanks for thoughts.

    yes frustrating and odd. I did have ability to open Docx in libre/oo previously. Seems new format docx and possible the work format of my report is not openable. This is what happens - I get a filter selection box asking for selection of Openoffice 1 chart, ODF chart, Help Content.

    Checking - now it's not just docx but plain doc files. I tried update of Libre office - same versions installed as latest issue. I will now remove libre office and clean install. see if that cures it.

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    Default Re: Libre Office - DocX

    Didn't have to do a clean install - just refreshed all the libre files and works - opens the troublesome files as well. Not sure what happened there!

    Happy days again.

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