What is the best option to open .docx, pptx files in Ubuntu LTS 8.04 ?

Hal Burgiss hal at burgiss.net
Thu Oct 9 13:01:31 UTC 2008

On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 06:19:24AM -0400, Hal Burgiss wrote:
> I'll send you a few off list later. But all I have right now are docs
> from clients that I seriously doubt they want published on the web. So
> I can't use those to file a bug report. 

Bart sent me a simple file off list, that was known to be openable. I
still had trouble and got a 'Read error' message. I then remembered
that way back in 7.04 timeframe I had installed an extension that was
supposed to convert these formats to odf formats, but I never could
get it to work properly. So I disabled that extension, and I could open
all the docx's in question (after selecting MS Word 2007 from a long
list of doc types). Two of those docs appear to have some missing graphics,
but at least they opened, and the text was readable. Huge improvement.
Thanks Bart!


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