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Subject:Re: OpenOffice exporting to Word From:Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> To:TechWrl list <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Mon, 29 Jun 2009 16:06:13 -0700
I encountered protected-section header and footer problems when
opening Word 2003 docs in Word 2007, so I'm not sure that has anything
to do with OpenOffice.
On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 9:53 AM, Jay Maechtlen<techwriter -at- covad -dot- net> wrote:
> What gets messed up?
> Captions get put into text boxes, hence the Table of Figures won't update.
> Section breaks are placed before the heading for each TOC/TOF/etc
> then between each of those headings and the table itself, then after the
> Headings get lost after the first TOC/TOF, probably due to the multitude of
> section breaks
> - a clue may be that the TOCs show up as 'protected sections'. Maybe
> OpenOffice is trying to protect the tables from manual revisions?
> Some graphics get lost or mangled. Mostly those grouped with callouts and
> Anyway, those are the major hurdles. I may try copy-and-paste for the
> graphics, to see if the two apps speak the same clipboard formats.
> - Jay
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