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Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: End of Life support for MSO 2003 countdown ?

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013 04:07:29 PM Pedro wrote:
upscope wrote

Russ .docx was 2007 onwards. What can i help with on mac?

Yes I was aware of that. If you are using LO writer, see if the
document attached to the bug report opens displays the full graphic
and text. There are graphics on almost all pages and some open
completely but not in the right location, some only partially open,

Actually Jonathan's point is quite relevant. If you save the example
document you provided in .doc format in your MS Office (instead of
saving in docx) you will notice that actually it is quite well
preserved and can be transferred back and forth between LibreOffice
and MS Word.

I agree with his point but as I stated I do not have any MicroSoft 
Office Software. I strictly use Linux and LibreOffice. The sample 
document is one sent to be from Canada by a user and I've tried to 
convince them to save it as .doc but I'm the only one so far not using 
XP, Vista or Win 7/8. I even tried to have them send it as a .pdf but 
that was above some of their knowledge level.

I would say about 70% of the douments I recieve today are .docx. I have 
no problems with the text only ones. When I send them a document I 
usually save it as .pdf or .doc and it is all correct. its the incoming 
ones with graphics that I cannot control.

I doubled the memory available for LibreOffice as suggested on mailing 
list but it did not help.

I appreciate you help and comments. 

Thanks again


Since the original discussion is about LibreOffice replacing Office
2003, then I believe it might be a realistic replacement with some

I should also add that a perfectly formatted document (using styles
and page/margin limits instead of tabs and spaces) is much more
resistant to conversions ;)

This is not an excuse to say that LibreOffice does not need to improve
A LOT, especially with regards to Office XML formats. Currently most
documents can not go back and forth (because LO barely supports
Office XML and Office barely supports ODF...)

So there is room for improvement in the new file format versions but
keeping to the old Office 2003 formats is currently the best option.

Hope this helps ;)

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