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[Discuss] LibreOffice and .docx files

On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 7:48 PM, Nancy Allison <nancythewriter7 at> wrote:
> Thanks, all.
> I appreciate the background information on why compatibility is not assured
> or easy. I will upgrade to 5.4x when the time is right (when I have at
> least one grizzled Linux veteran nearby to help out if the unexpected
> occurs) ...

Upgrading Libreoffice is very easy once you know the process.  Her e is a link
which appears to have correct info:

Reverting back is harder, but it certainly doable.  Just having a
Linux person available
by phone is probably all you would need.

Bill Bogstad

> --Nancy
> On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 11:15 AM, Derek Martin <invalid at>
> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 04, 2017 at 08:25:45PM -0500, Nancy Allison wrote:
>> > Is there a Word-compatible open source program that truly does not trash
>> > the formatting? Or is it simply not possible to pass documents back and
>> > forth between Word and an open source program like LibreOffice or
>> > OpenOffice? I used Open Office years ago, haven't used it recently, it
>> used
>> > to trash the files, too.
>> The Open Office project still exists with different leadership (it's
>> now an Apache project), and while my understanding is on the whole
>> Libre Office's Word compaitibility is better, it may be possible that
>> a recent version of Open Office handles your particular document
>> better, depending on exactly what features it is using.  Could be
>> worth a try.  As others said, also try upgrading your Libre Office
>> version...
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