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2013-10-06 11:47:21 +0200 commented answer Problem with bullets appearing as square glyphs when imported from word doc

Thanks - the 4.1.2 version has solved the problem!

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2013-10-04 11:42:37 +0200 commented answer Problem with bullets appearing as square glyphs when imported from word doc

I can open the document in MS Office without any problem - but you cannot save to ODT format from MS Office. Anyway that would not solve the problem as I would prefer to do away with MS Office altogether.

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2013-10-04 06:03:53 +0200 commented answer Problem with bullets appearing as square glyphs when imported from word doc

I realise also that to avoid mismatches between people sharing files is to use the same tools - and that using PDF files solves some of this. However I am not bothered about small formatting differences [like the number of pages, margins or so forth] - but this problem with the bullet style seems more fundamental to me and more of a glaring problem.

2013-10-04 06:01:36 +0200 commented answer Problem with bullets appearing as square glyphs when imported from word doc

The steps to get the squares [I am not really producing them myself - the file was prepared by someone else] are simple: I receive a .doc file from someone by email, open it directly with LibreOffice from the Mail app and what should be simple bullets appear with the square glyphs. I will edit my original question to show what the strange bullets look like. I am not sure otherwise how to describe the problem - and haven't used bugtracker before. I think the problem is specifically a mac one.

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2013-10-03 12:08:00 +0200 asked a question Problem with bullets appearing as square glyphs when imported from word doc

I am using LibreOffice 4.1.1.2 on a macbook pro running Mountain Lion. When I open a Word file (doc or docx) that has been sent to me, the default bullets appear as strange square symbols which come under the Symbol font [private use subsection]. I have tried using a font replacement table in the preferences - replacing the Symbol font with OpenSymbol - as this problem has been discussed under the OpenOffice forum. However this doesn't solve it for me. If I change all the bullets to a simple dot then save as a doc or docx file, when I reopen it they are back as the square glyphs. Only if I save the tile as an .odt file do the changed bullets stay as dots.

I work with people usually using Word and want to be able to save my files as Word, work on them as word and share them being confident that odd formatting problems will not show up. How can I solve this? Any ideas out there?

I would like to add a picture of the odd bullets that I get, but karma level won't allow me to upload one.