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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:14 pm    Post subject: Office 2007 compatibility Reply with quote

Can I get a straight answer out of someone who actually knows what they're talking about?

Does Open Office 2.3 support Office 2007 file formats such as DOCX?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:12 pm    Post subject: Buzz out Last Contestant - "Yes" is the answer Reply with quote

http://download.novell.com/SummaryFree.jsp?buildid=ESrjfdE4U58~

I've already tried it. It works under SuSe 10.3 with Open Office 2.0.?. I will report here after I try it on Windows XP


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:47 pm    Post subject: Still Trying with Windows XP Open Office 2.3 Reply with quote

Unfortunately I've run into the same problem others have mentioned.

Following the directions found by following the link I was peppered with errors while installing the converter extension.

I've friends who also need this that are not multi-os or imprisioned behind the iron window.
If I learn more I will post here. Will others too please.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:17 pm    Post subject: Why not? Reply with quote

It is odd that things like NeoOffice will support DOCX format but OpenOffice does not. I thought that NeoOffice code was derivative of OpenOffice.

WTF?

I would say the absolute main thing OO needs to do right now is read Office 2007 docs. All other feature development can wait.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Why not? Reply with quote

mattzees wrote:
It is odd that things like NeoOffice will support DOCX format but OpenOffice does not. I thought that NeoOffice code was derivative of OpenOffice.


NeoOffice includes bleeding-edge code that's not ready for prime time. Also, NeoOffice includes code that the mainstream OpenOffice.org won't include for legal reasons. It's nice to have the choices, though.

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I would say the absolute main thing OO needs to do right now is read Office 2007 docs. All other feature development can wait.


Too bad you don't own many shares of Sun Microsystems.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has probably been posted before: Like NeoOffice, Novell's version of OpenOffice.org (downloadable here: http://go-oo.org/) can open .docx documents. At least with simpler documents my version of go-OO (on Windows XP) works flawlessly.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait for OOo 3.0
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Why not? Reply with quote

mattzees wrote:
I would say the absolute main thing OO needs to do right now is read Office 2007 docs. All other feature development can wait.


Sun is working on it:
http://blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS/entry/development_at_a_glance_weekly35
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:06 pm    Post subject: Open Office 3.0? Reply with quote

Does anyone have any info on the latest version of OO?
Just wondering if it truly will read and write MS Office 2007 documents.

Thanks for all the info - I'm new to open source and I'm getting more sold on it every day!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Open Office 3.0? Reply with quote

lammiano wrote:
Does anyone have any info on the latest version of OO?
Just wondering if it truly will read and write MS Office 2007 documents.

As discussed in this thread, the current version of OOo, does not read OpenXML.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, no... Sad
I received a .docx file from a customer but I can't open it with OpenOffice.org
The Novell version is Linux-only and I use Windows Sad
I'll have to get in touch with my customer to ask him to send in another format in the meantime.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

calande wrote:
The Novell version is Linux-only and I use Windows


Are you sure? I see a Windows version.

http://www.novell.com/products/desktop/features/ooo.html
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: Why not? Reply with quote

mattzees wrote:
I would say the absolute main thing OO needs to do right now is read Office 2007 docs. All other feature development can wait.

Sorry to get on to this very late but I strongly disagree with this statement. Nuff said.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndrewZ wrote:
calande wrote:
The Novell version is Linux-only and I use Windows


Are you sure? I see a Windows version.

http://www.novell.com/products/desktop/features/ooo.html


Thanks. I wasn't on the same site, I was on go-oo.org
I see this version is $50... Is there a free implementation? Sad
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