.DOCX files in Oo 3.0

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.DOCX files in Oo 3.0

Postby lqueral » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:45 am

I just started using Oo 3.0 and was surprised that I could not save a new document in .DOCX format, as I had been led to believe I would be able to. Did something change at the last minute with the release of 3.0? I assume the spreadsheet and presentation apps are the same?
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Re: .DOCX files in Oo 3.0

Postby Cambirder » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:13 am

No nothing changed, the priority was to open them, as long as you can save in .doc, .docx is not really that important.
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Re: .DOCX files in Oo 3.0

Postby ccornell » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:59 am

docx is looking more and more like a dead end format anyway.. one even Microsoft is not properly supporting...

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080813-ibm-vp-office-openxml-a-dead-end-microsoft-will-back-odf.html
http://blogs.eweek.com/brooks/content/office/microsoft_ooxml_dead_format_walking.html

So... in the end, you're probably a lot better off avoiding docx, pptx etc altogether.
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