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Re: docx files

On Friday 09 November 2007 20:32, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 11/09/07 11:07, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 11:26:35AM +0100, Thierry Chatelet wrote:
> >> On Friday 09 November 2007 09:45, Arijit Sarkar wrote:
> >>> On Wed, 2007-11-07 at 22:14 +0100, Thierry Chatelet wrote:
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>> I received a file.docx made with office 2007
> >>>> Is there any easy way to read it?
> >>>> Thanks
> >>>> Thierry
> >>>
> >>> Why don't you tell the sender to send it again in different format?
> >>> Since, "docx" is not a standard format, it's not possible for many soft
> >>> wares to offer read/write support.
> >
> > ...
> >
> >> This is what I did, for shure, with all needed explanation about
> >> standard, and what was wrong with this format. But, we will get more and
> >> more of those, and I was wondering if i was any easy way to read these
> >> documents. Installing Wine looks like one way, but I am not going to
> >> take it.So, for now I will ask senders not to use this format.
> >
> > I have done this as well, and will likely continue to do so. In fact,
> > I've started asking people who send .doc files that I *can* read to
> > resend them just on principle. I particularly enjoy responding with a
> > "oh really? your word processor can't save files in an ISO standard
> > format? how unfortunate, perhaps you should look into a different word
> > processor..." and chuckle with glee. Of course, I'm in a situation
> > where I can afford to do this. I know others are not :(
> >
> > But it's fun!
> And to the 95% of people who have no clue what a word processor is
> it makes you look like a jackass.
> --
> Ron Johnson, Jr.
> Jefferson LA  USA

Hi Ron,
 I started this tread, and I am afraid that your answer starts the troll of 
this WE. I agree with you, and these was the first docx that came, and came 
from my brother. He is well aware of the problem, and is waiting for 
retirement ( 6 month) to boot $W out of his PC. So, this one was no problem, 
my question was more to have  a headsight of what his going to happend more 
and more...
Now, not to  give me more than I deserve: I started with Debian about 3 years 
ago. Looking a fool in my small village. ( 500 people living here.) Now there 
are 14 PC with Debian only, and 3 with double boot. And all those people are 
triing to explain to familly and friends what's wrong with $W and it's power 
not to respect any standard, even if it was agreed and signed by Bill.
Well, as a 'good french' I am making a revolution......!!!!! in my village
PS: Sorry I don't use emoticon!!

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