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Receiving docx files in email

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:39 pm
by greemi
My operating system is Microsoft 10 and I am using OpenOffice version 4.1.7 as a word processor. I have just received a docx document in my email and it opens OK in OpenOffice but none of the graphics show. I have checked that the Options/OpenOffice Writer/View/Graphics and Objects box is ticked. Any ideas why the graphics do not show?

Re: Receiving docx files in email

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:06 pm
by John_Ha
The .docx probably uses MS textboxes which are not part of the OOXML standard Microsoft misleads people into believing .docx files use. AOO does not support textboxes - LO does.

Search the Writer forum with textboxes or see Item 1 in [Tutorial] Differences between Writer and MS Word files.

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Re: Receiving docx files in email

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:58 pm
by greemi
Thanks for that and guess it is incompatibility which one has to live with. I will ask the sender to send the file to me as a PDF I only want to read it. Can you just explain what AOO and LO is?
Thanks in advance

Re: Receiving docx files in email

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:04 pm
by John_Ha
Apache Open Office and LibreOffice - both are forks of the original OpenOffice.org.