Thanks for all the ideas. What I am working on is a tri fold brochure with both text and photos. I think the photos are both enlarged and out of place. Everything needs to fit in the right column on both sides. Are there any other common Linux programs besides OO that might open it unchanged?
I went into VMware XP and it opened just fine in Word. Maybe I need to work on making Windows find my printer. Their wizard doesn't seem to know to to check USB ports for a printer. I thought I had it working in VMware, but I guess not. I am not completely moved into my new system.
I never worked with Word. As little as I know of Linux, I know less of Macrocrap. I just listen to those suggesting avoiding it. It seems to have a limited number of alternative formats to save in, various Words and Works plus XML, but not PDF. Would any of them work any better?
I support the philosophy in http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html
In fact I have done so, even finding and sending instructions on how to avoid sending me Winmail.dat files. Fortunately my ancient NS 4.X displays the the text and puts the garbage in an attachment that only clutters my HDD. The question is, do most Windows users know how to do anything else? Does anybody here disagree that many Windows users are clueless? After all, they are using Windows.