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Opening Docx on Linux

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Despite the stranglehold that Microsoft has put on any competing office suite thanks to its choice of Docx formatting hassles, users of the Linux desktop aren’t completely without hope if they are still forced to deal with others who rely on the MS Office suite. I happen to be a big fan of LibreOffice bundled with a few plugins to give it an extra twist of functionality.

Unlike OpenOffice of the past, it loads at lightning speed on my Linux desktop and does everything I could possibly want and more. Yet when it comes to dealing with folks sending me Docx files, it stinks. Microsoft has its own flavor of handling this file format… since the company owns it. Worse, formatting tends to go south when trying to open a Docx file without a Microsoft Office product.

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