[volt-nuts] OT Re: do you like Labview in your labs?
Marvin E. Gozum
marvin.gozum at jefferson.edu
Tue Dec 7 13:50:24 UTC 2010
If Word or Open office won't work then try Window's built in Wordpad,
or opensource AbiWord, they all have a realm of converters.
At 02:08 AM 12/7/2010, Charles P. Steinmetz wrote:
>>Openoffice.org is free, and will open all of the older versions of
>Not so. At least, my copy won't (see the last paragraph of my
>previous message, below). Or rather, it will open at least some of
>them, but in unformatted text mode, not with their Word formatting
>-- much like opening them in a text editor. Useless for old article
>manuscripts, for example, which have lots of formatting, paragraph
>and text styles, formulas with symbols, headers and footers,
>multiple sections, etc., etc.
>>>True enough, I much prefer older versions of the Office apps. That was
>>>true even before the hateful "ribbon" interface. BUT. The current
>>>versions of the Office apps won't open old files anymore, so if you send
>>>what you create to someone with the current version, you're SOL. I have
>>>thousands of old Word files that I can't open, except in a text editor.
>>>I have an old version of Word, but MS doesn't seem to allow one to have
>>>both versions installed.
>>>(If someone knows of a good solution to this, I'm all ears. And no, the
>>>Open Office word mangler won't open them, either.)
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