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LibreOffice .doc not opening in Office 2013. [closed]

asked 2014-08-29 22:54:08 +0100

nwesoccer gravatar image

If I create a .doc file in LibreOffice Writer with a couple words of text, then send it to a friend who uses Office Word 2013, the document is blank. Is this a problem with how LibreOffice is constructing the file or with how Office is reading it?

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answered 2014-08-29 23:46:08 +0100

Dennis Roczek gravatar image

Why not sending him a *.odt file? MS Office 2013 is working very well with odt files.

Which LibreOffice version do you use?

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Also note related bugs: fdo#64473. fdo#75634 (both relate to DOC), and fdo#79695 (for ODT). The problem indicated in the question is likely that reported in the first bug.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-08-30 06:51:56 +0100 )edit

Unfortunately I need to go with .doc. Thanks for pointing out the bugs, you are right that the first one is exactly what I'm experiencing. I think it might be something with MS2013, but after communicating with them, they say "it's not our problem". Important note, this also happens with OpenOffice and other non microsoft editors.

nwesoccer gravatar imagenwesoccer ( 2014-09-03 17:13:47 +0100 )edit

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