xeno735 wrote:Another hint: OO Writer's crashes seem to happen more frequently when I switch to another program while it is busy taking a long time to save.
JesseDaniel wrote:The problem originally began when -- having opened a .doc file originally created in microsoft word ...
|Edit: Following Rory's suggestion below, it is better to copy the contents of the .doc (or .docx) file, and paste them into a new, empty .odt file, and continue using the .odt file.|
RoryOF wrote:it is sometimes better to open a blank .odt document, switch to the .doc, Ctrl A to select all, Ctrl C to copy all, switch back to the blank .odt and .Ctrl V to paste the copied data. Then Save the .odt document.
This more involved process has been reported to sort out glitches that simply Saving the .doc directly in the .odt format did not cure.
Another good idea is to use the MS Word Viewer to open the .doc file, and copy the contents. Word Viewer works with .docx files too. See How to obtain the latest Microsoft Word Viewer
John_Ha wrote:After following the link to the download page and deselecting msn.com as home page etc, and pressing No thanks and continue, I get the Thank you for downloading web page and a small pop-up window saying "You have chosen to open: wordview_en_us.exe. Where would you like to save this file?" When I click Save it saves it to my Downloads folder, or, in your case, to the place you have told your browser to save downloaded files. Check your browser options to see where that is, or use Start > type wordview in the search box, and locate it.
Bill wrote:Press CTRL+J to open the downloads window of the Web browser. If the file was downloaded, you can find its location on downloads window.
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