Can OpenOffice.org open .docx files?

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Can OpenOffice.org open .docx files?

Postby openofficefan121 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:13 am

Hello, I was received a .docx file from my teacher who used Microsoft Office 07' I'm assuming. When I clicked to download it - it opened it but it was all messed up and was everywhere, so I assume .docx files are not possible with OpenOffice. I then searched on Google to see how to get them to load. Couldn't find an answer so I'm hoping someone on here can help me? I have uninstalled and then reinstalled OpenOffice (so I guess I'm on latest version). Is there anyone that could help me or tell me when OpenOffice will get compatible with these types of files? Thankss ~ Dillon
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Re: Can OpenOffice open .docx files?

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:02 am

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Have a look at: MS Office 2007 OOXML file format (docx, xslx, pptx, ppsx).

If you've to use docx, then use MS Office. It has not been designed to be compatible with anything else.
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Re: Can OpenOffice.org open .docx files?

Postby openofficefan121 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:03 am

Thanks for being so nice and thanks for the answer!

I guess I'll have to wait until OO is compatible with .docx type files. Do you happen to know when OO will be compatible with those files?
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Re: Can OpenOffice.org open .docx files?

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:28 am

I hope it won't be compatible anytime soon. The OOXML format is a trap. MSO doesn't even support the so called ISO standard.
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