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Old 04-19-2004, 04:58 PM   #1
HadesThunder
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Really spooky


I am trying to get an Ms Word timesheet that my employer sent to me opened in Kword and it looks really weird. Windows is completely down for now, so I only have linux running. I wont make this thread inro a bash on windows, but has anyone ever trying putting windows ME into a box with a criplled fat32 partition and expected it to install at boot-time?
Anyway I have had this problem with my gfs cv. It seems that most of the text has just dissapeared. The script I get is below. i expect someone must have had this problem. I really just need to get the document printed, but for future knowledge is there a way to fix this problem without making the document a Kword document. It would be nice that people using ms boxs could view a linux document, but it is not the case at the moment. As I have bitterly discovered sending people a kword document and not had much luck.. They just say that a download screen comes up then crashes.


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Old 04-19-2004, 05:10 PM   #2
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Does KWord even support MS Word files? Use OpenOffice.org, that can open Word file. I believe also that abiword can open them. OpenOffice can also save in word 2000 format so if you used that you could send documents to MS Users and they'd be able to view them too.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 05:36 PM   #3
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I've had better experiences using Abiword over Kword when dealing with .doc's. OpenOffice deals with them quite well, but some don't need the full suite and such, just Abiword when needing a Word Processor.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 05:38 PM   #4
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Thanks for info. Kword managed to partially open the ms word doc but came short of showing the complete text. Could you tell me if there is a freeware alternative to openoffice as my budged is seriously low right now, as I have just come home from a holiday and my gf is working night shifts just to pay the bills. My credit card has dust on it. I am under the ipression that openoffice is commercial software, but may be wrong. I'll check out abiworld. thankyou for reply
 
Old 04-19-2004, 06:28 PM   #5
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OpenOffice is free to download, so you can leave the dusty credit card alone.

OpenOffice download clicky
 
Old 04-19-2004, 07:12 PM   #6
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Will try that tonight. I really want to bring some money in from my new job before my gf dumps me. My contract starts within 8 days, but right now I am porerer than a bum. I wish to thank linux developers. If not for it I woud be selling the big issue
 
  


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