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[Discuss] LibreOffice and .docx files

On 12/11/2017 10:05 PM, Nancy Allison wrote:
> Hello, all.
> I painfully conclude that I must install Word on my Ubuntu 16.04 machine. I
> need to be able to handle Word files consistently.
> So I opened Synaptic Package Manager and searched for Microsoft Word. No
> luck.
> What do I do? How do I get it installed?
> I know, it pains me! But I don't see a way around it. All suggestions
> gratefully received!
> --Nancy

Run a Windows virtual machine inside VirtualBox, which has MS Word 
installed in it.  I've been doing that for years.

Sad but true that when it comes to compatibility with the (non-Unix) 
rest of the world, sometimes there's really no alternative but to use 
Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.  At least when you run them in a VM you 
run them as minimally - and as contained - as possible.



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