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Very strange issues when working with ms word docs (doc and docx)

asked 2015-01-14 22:00:49 +0200

GTbrewer gravatar image

I am in a situation where I need to take MS Word documents in either .docx format or .doc that's converted (on the MS end) from .docx, review them on my Mac, adding comments as needed, and them return the file in either format.

The first problem I'm running into is the page count. I get paid per page, and it seems to be changing from the original. This can't happen, but it is. How can I stop this from happening?

Second, in the comments I add, spaces I type are replaced by little boxes, and blank lines are replaced by paragraph symbols, rendering the comments nearly unreadable.

The third and, at least for now, final issue is with saving docx and sending it back to the MS side. When they try and open it, they get an error saying:

           The file [filename.docx] cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents.

           No attribute name may appear more than once in the same start tag or empty element tag.

Does anyone even know what this means? And if so, how I can fix it?

Thanks, --jim

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Please inform on your LibO and Mac OS version. This is needed to simulate what you experience.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2015-01-15 01:45:20 +0200 )edit

Mac OS X Lion, and LibreOffice 4.2.8 (just installed today).

GTbrewer gravatar imageGTbrewer ( 2015-01-15 05:49:50 +0200 )edit

please, this issue was resolved ?

Pancho gravatar imagePancho ( 2015-03-29 22:33:21 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-01-25 00:36:04 +0200

JohnHa gravatar image

The content.xml file is corrupted - an attribute tag is repeated. Search the forum with saxparse for information.

Normally you have <fred> some stuff here </fred>.

You have <fred> some stuff here </fred></fred> or <fred><fred> some stuff here </fred>

There will always be trouble swapping between .doc/.docx and .odt . There will be even more trouble if you save as .doc or even worse, save as .docx.

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