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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:36 pm    Post subject: .docx Reply with quote

im having trouble with opening extension of .docx
does anyone know where i can find the extension for this? (im using winxp)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OpenOffice.org can't open docx yet. To my knowledge, the only program that can open docx is the new Word 2007, but I might be wrong about that.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: .docx Reply with quote

japer85 wrote:
im having trouble with opening extension of .docx
does anyone know where i can find the extension for this? (im using winxp)

It appears it might be a Word 2007(?) XML file. OOo can't deal with those critters yet.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This article indicates an ODF translator will be released with the next version of OpenOffice.

http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=660889
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:50 am    Post subject: Re: .docx Reply with quote

japer85 wrote:
im having trouble with opening extension of .docx
does anyone know where i can find the extension for this? (im using winxp)


Until a new version of Open Office is released that can handle these .docx files, convert them online to .doc or .rft, either through Google docs, o through
http://www.docx2doc.com/


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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an ODF translator will be released with the next version of OpenOffice.


Eh? You mean an ODF translator for Word I guess, since OpenOffice doesn't need an ODF translator.

Last I heard, there will be no .docx translator for OpenOffice. As I understand, that's as much political as anything: they don't want to accept and support .docx as a "legitimate" file format. Better to have Office convert .docx to .doc and then open that in OOo.

But I'm probably wrong: all the hue and cry over these file formats and office suites just gives me a headache. Everybody uses the same five or six letters to name everything, and everybody who tries to explain it has an axe to grind.

PS: Yep, looks like I'm all wet again:
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Office 12 XML import infrastructure and implementation
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Writer: OOXML Import: Tokenizer
From: Development at a Glance - Weekly Update CW09. (Thanks to AndrewZ for that link.)

PPS: Novell is already offering a translator for their edition of OOo:
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OpenOffice. OpenXML Translator.
product description
The OpenXML Translator provides support for opening and saving Microsoft* OpenXML-formatted word processing documents (.docx) in OpenOffice.org.
The link probably won't last long; look under Novell's download section.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a solution and it's free



Download Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&DisplayLang=en


if you right click the xdoc file I get in the open with menu microsoft open xml converter
Then it opens in OpenOffice then I can save as a normal doc file.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THA_icarus wrote:
I have a solution and it's free

Download Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats:

As far as I can tell, that's an add-on to MSOffice, so it would not be much use to anyone who doesn't have MSOffice. Or am I missing something?

But even if it works without MSOffice, it's Windows-only so useless for Linux users.

rotomano's tip looks useful, but I haven't checked it out yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As far as I can tell, that's an add-on to MSOffice, so it would not be much use to anyone who doesn't have MSOffice. Or am I missing something?

But even if it works without MSOffice, it's Windows-only so useless for Linux users.

rotomano's tip looks useful, but I haven't checked it out yet.


it works without MS Office!!!!
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