4.1.6 does not open docx

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4.1.6 does not open docx

Postby dacaswell » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:18 am

Just installed 4.1.6 on my Mac OS10.7.5, and it will no longer open docx files. Any suggestions?
Open Office 4.1.6 with MacOS 10.7.5
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Re: 4.1.6 does not open docx

Postby Zizi64 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:33 am

Any suggestions?
Try to install the LibreOffice.

How you tried to open the .docx files? From the menu: File - Open? Or by some clicks on the file name in a file browser application?
(Try to associate the .docx extension to the Open/LibreOffice in your operating system...)
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Re: 4.1.6 does not open docx

Postby RoryOF » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:33 pm

All docx files, or just a particular one?
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.6 on Xubuntu 18.04.2 (mostly 64 bit version) and very infrequently on Win2K/XP
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Re: 4.1.6 does not open docx

Postby John_Ha » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:59 pm

Download this file. File > Open ..., and navigate to it. Does it open? Repeat with your file.

See [Tutorial] Differences between Writer and MS Word files for why you should always work in and save files as .odt.
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Re: 4.1.6 does not open docx

Postby dacaswell » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:54 pm

Will not open any docx files.
For those saying I should always save as odt, since open office won't save in docx, all the files in question are docs sent to me.
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Re: 4.1.6 does not open docx

Postby John_Ha » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:21 pm

dacaswell wrote:Will not open any docx files.

That is no help as it gives no information. It's like saying "My car won't go - what's wrong with it?"

AOO 4.1.6 does open .docx files so your statement is clearly incorrect.

What happened when you went File > Open ..., and navigated to the .docx I uploaded as I asked above? Or didn't you bother to try?

And what happened when you then repeated with one of your documents? Give an exact description of how you are attempting to open a .docx file including the exact words of any error messages.

You do need to do a little maths. AOO has been downloaded by some 200,000,000 people. You say it does not work for you.

Do you think the problem lies with the AOO software the other 199,999,999 people find is OK?

Or do you think that, just possibly, the problem might lie with your understanding (or lack of understanding), your installation, your unique PC configuration, your way of working and/or your file(s)?
AOO 4.1.6, Windows 7 Home 64 bit

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