Solved Why is OpenOffice 4.1.1 not working?

December 29, 2014 at 13:16:08
Specs: Windows8.1
I received the following message when I try to download at attachment in. docx from email to Apache Open Office writer: "OpenOffice 4.1.1 has stopped working
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you is a solution is available."

I've received no notification. I've reinstalled OpenOffice 4.1.1 twice and I still get the same message.

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December 30, 2014 at 17:02:51
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#1
December 29, 2014 at 15:12:23
There is a lot of doubt about that package being able to handle docx (compressed) format - see here:
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/for...

You might be better of using Microsoft's Viewer. See here, green button top right:
http://filehippo.com/download_word_...

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#2
December 29, 2014 at 15:28:41
I have a friend who advised me a while back that Open Office doesn't like .docx format; but is "usually" OK with the standard .doc format.

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#3
December 29, 2014 at 15:31:12
Thank you! The Microsoft Viewer works! You saved my sanity.

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#4
December 29, 2014 at 16:05:09
Good to hear it. Fine if you don't want to edit them, although it is possible you could copy/paste the text into Writer for editing then save them as ordinary doc files afterwards.

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