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Working with various files:Linux

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For general best practices please visit our File Formats article.

[edit] Work With Most Files - DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, HTML, ODT, PDF, TXT, RTF, WPD**

  • OpenOffice.org - http://OpenOffice.org - Though not as refined as word, this feature-packed software can open most files. This free download is almost 100MB but comes with most distributions. Having a copy of OpenOffice.org on your computer should ensure that you can open most files. OpenOffice.org is also the best (and perhaps only) free option for MS Word XML/DOCX, Word Perfect WPD files and OpenDocument formatted files.

Note ** Reading .WPD files including more than only text isn't possible. Graphics e.g. are not imported. .WPG files are not suported.


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