[OT] documents for the general public need to be generally readable
basroufs at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 16:07:42 UTC 2008
> ... file in a Microsoft docx format
When I get such an attachment, I act as follows:
I download and save the file at some logical place in the HOME directory.
I copy the file. While doing so, I change the name of the extension
(.docx) in ".doc"
So, "file.docx" becomes "file.doc".
Without any problem, I open "file.doc" with OpenOffice.
> is for the students of a public school system then it needs to be
> something that is generic enough to be opened by someone with any type
> of system.
I wholeheartedly agree with that!
But now you know that there is a simple trick to open .docx files.
Also OpenOffice is constantly renewing in order to be able to open
such 'new' formats.
Bas G. Roufs M.A.
Van 't Hoffstraat 1
NL-3514 VT Utrecht
BasRoufs at gmail.com
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