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Old 10-24-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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Thin text editor to read/write .docx files?


Are there any simple and thin text editors out there that can read M$ .docx files? It would be handy if I could read & write to these when connected to a CentOS server. What I don't really want to do is install a whole 'Office' suite just to get a text editor.

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Old 10-24-2012, 04:37 PM   #2
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You need to understand the difference between a text-editor and a word-processor. OpenOffice's Writer program is not a text-editor (which simply is there for editing text), but a word-processor (handling layouts, fonts, graphics, ...).
So what you really are searching is a standalone word-processor able to handle the docx (Office Open XML) format.

While it does not support all features of docx I think Abiword is what you are searching.
 
Old 10-24-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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go-office
koffice
and of coarse
MS Office 2012 or 2010 or 2008 depending on just WHAT version of "docx" it is


http://openxmlviewer.codeplex.com/
? maybe or not
MS has changed the docx format so many times that ?????
only Microsoft knows if it works on that file of yours

or " docx2txt "
http://sourceforge.net/projects/docx2txt/
? maybe or not
MS has changed the docx format so many times that ?????
only Microsoft knows if it works on that file of yours

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Old 10-24-2012, 06:39 PM   #4
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MS has changed the docx format so many times that ?????
only Microsoft knows if it works on that file of yours
Actually docx (Office Open XML) is a standard (ECMA-376 and ISO/IEC-29500) and the changes made by Microsoft to the various Office versions were to make support for that standard better.
For example,
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Microsoft Office 2010 provides read support for ECMA-376, read/write support for ISO/IEC 29500 Transitional, and read support for ISO/IEC 29500 Strict.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Docx

So Microsoft has actually not changed the format, but made Office more standard compliant.

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Old 10-25-2012, 06:22 AM   #5
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While it does not support all features of docx I think Abiword is what you are searching.
Looks good but unfortunately Abiword does not seem to be available in any of the CentOS 6 repositories.
 
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Looks good but unfortunately Abiword does not seem to be available in any of the CentOS 6 repositories.
http://pkgs.repoforge.org/abiword/
 
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Cheers Tobi, that worked great.
 
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