Issues with MS Word into AOO conversion

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Issues with MS Word into AOO conversion

Postby albeit123 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:54 am

I am new to the AOO and have tried to open an MS word file which has images inserted and that files opens garbled and i dont know how to open it so i can use it the same way as in MS word
Thank you for anyones help
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Re: Issues with ms word into AOO conversion

Postby Zizi64 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:19 am

Note: There is not (never was and never will be) 100 % compatibility between the different file formats.

Yes, maybe you must realign the pictures.
Always optimize the pictures before you insert them into a document:
- set the optimal size and resolution
- set the optimal color depth
- crop the irrelevant part of the picture
with a third party image manager software.

The unoptimized, huge pictures always will cause some problems.


And always use the native, international standard ODF fileformats with the AOO and LO.
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Please, edit the initial post in the topic: add the word [Solved] at the beginning of the subject line - if your problem has been solved.
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Re: Issues with MS Word into AOO conversion

Postby esperantisto » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:55 am

Also, try opening the file in LibreOffice. Sometimes, LibreOffice shows better results with Word file, especially with DOCX (sometimes, however, Apache OpenOffice is better).
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Re: Issues with MS Word into AOO conversion

Postby JeJe » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:09 am

Newer versions of Word can save as a .odt file so if you have access to Word you could try saving in that format (or try one of the others) from within Word first.
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