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Which MS Office file formats have better compatibility with LibreOffice?

Wish all I can that ODF was the ubiquitous document format used in my university, it's not. MS Office dominates all office and student work. What I'd like to know is this; which format should I use when exporting my LO-created files to ensure the highest compatibility with, say MS Office 2007, and vice versa?

This is a catch-all kind of question. I expect that the answers might differ between applications e.g. Writer works best with 2007, but not Calc. The more comprehensive your answer to my question is, the more I'd appreciate it. Also, please mention whether some applications in LO have no counterpart in MSO and vice-versa.

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Which MS Office file formats have better compatibility with LibreOffice?

Wish all I can that ODF was the ubiquitous document format used in my university, it's not. MS Office dominates all office and student work. What I'd like to know is this; which format should I use when exporting my LO-created files to ensure the highest compatibility with, say MS Office 2007, and vice versa?

This is a catch-all kind of question. I expect that the answers might differ between applications e.g. Writer works best with 2007, but not Calc. The more comprehensive your answer to my question is, the more I'd appreciate it. Also, please mention whether some applications in LO have no counterpart in MSO and vice-versa.

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Extended my question to include asking about possible use cases where '07 is better.

Which MS Office file formats have better compatibility with LibreOffice?

Wish all I can that ODF was the ubiquitous document format used in my university, it's not. MS Office dominates all office and student work. What I'd like to know is this; which format should I use when exporting my LO-created files to ensure the highest compatibility with, say MS Office 2007, and vice versa?

This is a catch-all kind of question. I expect that the answers might differ between applications e.g. Writer works best with 2007, but not Calc. The more comprehensive your answer to my question is, the more I'd appreciate it.

EDIT: Although I've selected an answer, I'd still like to know if there are certain cases (or certain features) where saving to the newer "open" OOXML formats provide better compatibility than .doc/.xls/.ppt.

Which MS Office file formats have better compatibility with LibreOffice?

Wish all I can that ODF was the ubiquitous document format used in my university, it's not. MS Office dominates all office and student work. What I'd like to know is this; which format should I use when exporting my LO-created files to ensure the highest compatibility with, say MS Office 2007, and vice versa?

This is a catch-all kind of question. I expect that the answers might differ between applications e.g. Writer works best with 2007, but not Calc. The more comprehensive your answer to my question is, the more I'd appreciate it.

EDIT: Although I've selected an answer, I'd still like to know if there are certain cases (or certain features) where saving to the newer "open" OOXML formats provide better compatibility than .doc/.xls/.ppt.