Dealing with MS Office 2007 documents
In the last day or two I've begun to face problems with MS Office 2007 documents. First some people send them to me, neither MSOffice 2003 nor Open Office 2.02 can open these monsters, so I download the fix from Microsoft, fine on a machine with MS Office, but for Open Office machines there is not yet a fix :(
The other problem though was a tutor whose DOCX documents could not be opened by students... I can't really expect all the students to download the converter, and anyway many of them are using Open Office. So I suggested the tutor Save As "Word 97 etc." DOCs. That's a bit of a pain for her. Does anyone with Office 2007 know a way to make Word save in a compatible format as its default? If so please tell me the menu steps to achieve this and I can pass the good news on.
And MS call this OpenXML - in my view it is "open" like George Bush is a pacifist - in theory perhaps, in practice not really!
Labels: pc, teaching