[CoLoCo] Promoting Open Office

Kevin Fries kfries at cctus.com
Mon Dec 15 19:37:32 GMT 2008

The document I translated this morning had both numbered and bulleted lists... both came over just fine, but I am not sure how they formatted those lists.

Kevin Fries
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From: ubuntu-us-co-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [ubuntu-us-co-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Darrin Goodman [darrin.goodman at gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 11:58 AM
To: Ubuntu Colorado Local Community Team
Subject: Re: [CoLoCo] Promoting Open Office

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 10:41 AM, Kevin Fries <kfries at cctus.com<mailto:kfries at cctus.com>> wrote:
Funny you should write this now...
...the most recent version of Open Office has no problem reading DOCX files."

I was not aware that OOo would open a .docx file, so I decided to do some testing by creating a .docx document in Word and then viewing it with the OOo Writer tool.
Here are my observations:
- Font size attributes, italics, bold text, and hyperlinks all carry over from Word to OOo with no problem.
- Ordered/Unordered lists and inserted images do not carry over from Word to OOo (at least they did not for me)

However, it is really good to see that there is some amount of compatibility.


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