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From Dan <>
Subject Re: AOo fails to open a M$ Word 2010 document...
Date Wed, 18 Jul 2012 15:38:38 GMT
      I'm using the Debian version of AOO from the Apache website. When 
I changed the extension to .docx, it opened easily. So this is the 
trick. I'm not sure why it has a .doc extension anyway; perhaps someone 
changed it.


Volker Holfeld wrote:
> Hi,
> the document is in Office OpenXML format, but is has the wrong extension, renaming it
to ".docx" would do the trick to open it. I tried with AOO 3.4 on Mac OSX.
> With the extension ".doc" AOO assumes the document is in M$ Word proprietary binary format.
> - Volker.
> Am 18.07.2012 um 12:42 schrieb <>:
>>   Hi folks,
>>   I also belong to the opensuse mailing list and someone sent in a post about
>>   a .doc that OOo won't open. He says it's an MS Word 2010 document.
>>   I tried it with AOo 3.4 and sure enough, it won't open. It says it's
>>   'corrupted' and asks to try and fix it which it fails at.
>>   Others on the list also tried. One person tried with LibreOffice 3.5 and said
>>   it did the same thing except when it offered to 'fix' it, it did so
>>   successfully. That same person also said 'Symphony' opened the document
>>   without a hiccup.
>>   I'll attach the document in the hopes that this will give the folks at AOo a
>>   chance to look into what's wrong and get it fixed or see why this is
>>   happening. I'd like to see AOo stay around as it's my favorite.
>> --
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>> <PERENNIAL.doc>

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