Greg Booth bootgr at
Thu Aug 16 13:36:28 UTC 2007

On 8/16/07, Macario Valle <macariov at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-08-16 at 08:07 -0500, Greg Booth wrote:
> > when i open those files in windows, it didn't comes up in the right
> > position
> > > as it is safed before? how come? n what should i do?
> This is something we have lo live with. Just copy the images and, if you
> really need them to look well in Ms word format, Do the formatting in
> Word.  i assume that you need to give the digital file to some one in
> word format, and sure enough they will not accept anything else.
> If that is not the case and you need to print them, just do the
> formatting in oOO and print the doc from there.
> I had the same problem with a job application recently.  It was sent to
> me in word format.  In oOO it looked like c@#$%.  I ad to install word
> on a qemu based windows partition to be able to work on it and then send
> it back filled up.  I even asked if they had it in another format, like
> pdf, and got a negative answers, and strange stares.
> Kword and Aviword were no better.
> This is just what we have to deal with when companies create proprietary
> formats and do not fully share info with developers out there. I just
> hope there is better luck with the new MS XML Opendocument format, but i
> am not holding my breath.

The above said if you're sending it to someone who only has a word
viewer app instead of actual word, I'd export it to PDF then mail
that, works great for portability for someone that doesn't need to
edit the content.

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