I need to collaborate on text documents with other users, and unfortunately only few of them use LibreOffice (most of them use either MS Word or OpenOffice).
I am currently using LibreOffice (version 22.214.171.124) on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, using Writer to create and edit text documents.
I encountered many problems when it comes to see comments and changes made by collaborators that use MS word instead of LibreOffice.
In all “problematic” cases, I saved the documents in the .docx format instead of .odt before sending them to the collaborators. Apparently they can open them, see my changes and comments, and even make new comments and changes. However, when they sent me the document back I could only see my original comments and changes, and not the ones made by the collaborators!
I browsed the web to find solutions to this rather big problem, but couldn’t find any:
Is this an issue that already has a fix?
Is the only real way to effectively collaborate on a document to all use the same text editor?
Many thanks in advance