On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 3:54 PM, Nick Cunningham <email@example.com> wrote:
> 2009/1/26 Paul Hartman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Peter Ruskin
>> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > On Monday 26 January 2009, Alan McKinnon wrote:
>> >> Hi all,
>> >> Other than Office 2007 is there any software out there that can
>> >> *write* .docx?
>> >> Work requires me to use this format sometimes (it's not
>> >> negotiable) and I can get around it 95% of the time, but the 5%
>> >> causes me insane amounts of grief. Even though Office2007 runs
>> >> perfectly well in CrossOver, I have to put up with that stupid
>> >> bouncing ribbon, menus that are not there and <shock> <horror>
>> >> <disgust> a productivity app that insists on launching all it's
>> >> windows undecorated (this last is the worst of the worst...).
>> >> Ooo-3 can read these docs but not write them.
>> > As far as I can see, Ooo-3 _can_ write MSOffice files. Just open
>> > any OpenOffice document and try "Save As".
>> Does not support writing Office 2007 OOXML format on OOo 3.0 here.
>> Only old Office 97-2003 (binary .doc) format.
>> I think Go-OO has an odf-converter program that can convert OOo
>> documents to OOXML but I don't think there is a gentoo package and
>> last time I read about it, it was very raw (you'll lose
>> data/formatting when converting).
> I believe if you build OO from source using portage you get GO-OO, however
> if you use OO-bin you just get the plain OO package.
> - Nick
I meant that Go-OO (the organization) has such a program, not that it
is included in the Go-OO build of OpenOffice.
I think it is based on:
which is a Windows .NET program for converting between ODF and OOXML formats.
I also found a Novell build:
Again, I've never tried any of this. I found it easier to install
Windows in Vmware and be done with it.