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Old 02-09-2008, 12:38 PM   #1
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Question how to open .doc( word docs copied into linux,ex:resume) files in linux


I have copied some word document files (word docs copied into linux,ex:resume) into linux. but they or not opening
i tried to open with text editor,document viewer also.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 12:44 PM   #2
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You might want to install open office.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 12:45 PM   #3
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Simple answer, install Open Office. It will handle almost all M$ files.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 01:46 PM   #4
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A simple text editor like that will not open a microsoft word .doc. You have to download open office.org in order to open it in linux. Here is the URL www.openoffice.org. Just download and install then you will be open your document.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 02:10 PM   #5
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Most package managers (yum) have open office available in their repos. Whenever possible, it is best to use your distro's package manager to install software.
 
Old 02-14-2008, 09:06 AM   #6
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Simple answer, install Open Office. It will handle almost all M$ files.
Interesting story. We had a lady come into the shop to buy a new pc one day. Her old pc had MS Works (history's greatest oxymoron) on it. She had a family tree that was in the Works format but we didn't have Works in the shop so installed MS Office for her thinking that should do the job. WRONG!!! She came back almost in tears as she had "lost" about 10 years of work on her family tree.

Thinking that OpenSource software is invincible -that's right isn't it? - I made the suggestion to shove it on her system to the amusement of the others in the shop.

10 minutes later she was staring at her family tree in OpenOffice and by this stage she was crying.

About the only thing it doesn't open afaik is Publisher files.
 
Old 02-14-2008, 02:15 PM   #7
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That is freakin amazing, I didn't know that OO.org would open Works files. It was stupid for Microsoft to make two different file types for both of their word processors. Anyways Open source software is the only way to go, even though I do have Microsoft software, it cannot compare!
 
Old 02-15-2008, 06:09 AM   #8
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Yeah, that experience really helped to spur me on to look deeper into open source software. Most of the "freeware" I had seen to this point was pretty crap (with all due respect to those who had donated their time etc) and my experiences with Linux whilst doing my course was painful at best. Still, a growing and deep seeded hatred for MS kept me looking and it's now at the point that I'm buying a new pc and having just a straight Linux install on it. I'm also setting up a home server and it's really all because I saw just how powerful Open Source can be.
 
  


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