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[Discuss] LibreOffice and .docx files

2017-12-05 2:25 GMT+01:00 Nancy Allison <nancythewriter7 at>:
> Hello, all.
> I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and LibreOffice
> I've been sent a .docx file with a fairly complex layout, and the layout is
> trashed immediately upon opening in LibreOffice. I know from past
> experience that docx files that I've modified in LibreOffice are, if
> possible, even nastier when reopened in Word.
> 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.

Hi Nancy,

Do you have ubuntu-restricted-extras installed?


> All suggestions gratefully received.
> --Nancy
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