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Why doesn't LibreOffice open .docx attachment?

asked 2018-12-15 20:49:33 +0200

jennywren1420 gravatar image

LibreOffice for Mac never has had any problem with .docx or any other attachment with a link to Word, but recently I received an attachment in .docx that opened, instead in Pages. I don't use Pages; it changed formatting of the attachment; and I don't think that a PC could open a document in Pages, even if I sent it back that way.

Has anyone else had a time when LibreOffice didn't open a common kind of attachment? If so, what was the problem and what were you able to do? I really don't want to be forced to buy MS Office, just for this one file, but if this is going to keep on happening, I guess I'll bite the bullet.

Thanks for your help.

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answered 2018-12-15 22:47:10 +0200

robleyd gravatar image

Your file associations need to be set so that your operating system knows what application to open .docx files with. See Mac FAQ Q33/A33 for some advice.

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