I am using LibreOffice 22.214.171.124 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.