I was just reading yesterday that starting with Microsoft Office 2010,
Microsoft Office programs like Word and PowerPoint are able to read files
saved in the Office Open XML (OOXML) "strict" format. In fact as far as I
can tell Office 2013 or later natively supports reading and writing to the
When saving in LibreOffice, I'm presented with the option to save my file in
the "Office Open XML" format. My questions are:
(1) Does LibreOffice also save it in the "strict" OOXML format? Is strict
OOXML fully implemented in LibreOffice?
(2) Is it better to save using the "Office Open XML" format, or the formats
named like "Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint 2007-2013 XML"?
Yes, for software freedom purposes I prefer saving in the Open Document
Format, but I would get endless complaints from colleagues saying I'm
sending them weird and "corrupted" files... :( In fact even if I save in the
OOXML format I still get complaints, but at least I get less...
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