[OT] documents for the general public need to be generally readable

Bas Roufs basroufs at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 16:55:42 UTC 2008

> Does this work for you ever time?

So far, yes. But may be also because of the reason indicated by Bart
Silverstrim: OpenOffice has worked on the compatibility with the .docx
format. So, you could try to open the document you did not yet open
simply by means of opening it with OpenOffice - either via a file
management system, or directly from OpenOffice itself. In the case of
Kubuntu Intreprid, the distro I am using, a file management system is
Dolphin and/ or Konqueror. In the case of gnome it may be something

May be Bart is right: changing the name of the extension is even not
necessary any more. If the file is not being automatically opened by
OO, you can manually instruct Ubuntu to do so.

With respect to your comments, Bart...

> Changing the extension doesn't change the format...
May be you are right, but sometimes such a trick works anyway because
of whatever reason.

> if you take a .doc file and change it to a .txt does OO still open it properly?

Such an option is not relevant for me, because OO opens both .doc and .txt.

Respectfully Yours,

Bas G. Roufs M.A.
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