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Equations are ruined when I save as word doc

asked 2019-02-22 10:14:08 +0200

Erel Segal-Halevi gravatar image

When I create equations, and then save the document as a Word doc (1997-2003), and then close and re-open the file, all the equations look different.

As a simple example: I created an equation "a = b + c". After close and re-open, the formula looks like: " size 12{ ital "a=b+c"} {}" . This is a simple case - more complicated formulas become much worse.

How can I prevent this?

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answered 2019-02-22 16:08:46 +0200

kompilainenn gravatar image

You can make nothing. It's working so. Just use default ODF format for saving of your document

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Just to reinforce the answer by @kompilainenn , save your documents in a proprietary format (like MS-Word .doc) only when you need to send a copy to someone who can't read ODF's open formats. Otherwise, always save in LO's default formats (like .odt). By the way, I understand (although I could be wrong) that recent versions of MS-Word can read .odt format.

Not wanting to "muddy the waters", but the answer to this question might also give you some insight :

The key thing is to avoid conversions of format which cause errors, such as you have already found.

ve3oat gravatar imageve3oat ( 2019-02-23 01:41:08 +0200 )edit
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