Best docx compatibility

Discussion in 'polls' started by mattdocs12345, Mar 25, 2014.

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Best .docx compatibility

Poll closed Oct 11, 2014.
  1. Libre Office

    4 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Open Office

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  3. Kingsoft Office

    11 vote(s)
    45.8%
  4. Softmaker Office

    4 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Which office has best docx compatibility?
     
  2. guest

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    I only have ever tried LO and KO.

    With LO, none of my old documents were viewable. They were all botched. KO works better. As far as I can tell, nearly everything looked like how I made them in MS Word. The only document that was somewhat broken is a fancy document I wrote with heavy use of formatting.
     
  3. ams963

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    Definitely Kingsoft Office.:thumb:
     
  4. Bob D

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    I've never tried KO, but reviews of it are generally positive.
    I have been impressed with Softmaker & it's .doc / .docx compatibility.
    It's also MUCH faster and MUCH lighter than LO.
     
  5. jynx

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    Kingsoft office, from my experiment around the end of last year, kingsoft has the best compability around those first 3 (i didnt try softmaker, so i cant say anything about it)
     
  6. mattdocs12345

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    Okay I tested Kingsoft on my linux. I had a table made in docx sent to me from my school. LO, completely lost it, Software Maker did display it properly but Kingsoft seemed to have done a better job.
    The problem with SM and KO is that there is no repositories so I got to update them manually. Also both SM and KO take forever to load 200 page document while LO loads in a split of a second.
    I guess there is space for both. I only wish that KO became open source and LO did a better comptaibility job and maybe custom themes.
     
  7. Bob D

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    Must be a big difference between Unix & Win builds. I have both LO & SM on my netbook (w/ it's paltry Intel Atom). Opening a 19MB .docx file:
    LO: 32 seconds, using 118,000K memory working set.
    SM: 18 seconds, using 48,000K memory.
     
  8. mattdocs12345

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    LO is super fast with odt format. Try converting whatever you have to odt and try opening it again. Both KO and SM don't support any document format that gets even close to being that fast.
    But if you open .doc or .docx or .rtf then yeah LO is gonna be as slow as any other program.
     
  9. Bob D

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    Again, it must be a Linux / Win thing. Opening a modest .odt doc on Windows Starter:
    SM: 6 sec.
    LO: 12 sec. (using 2.7x more memory)
     
  10. mattdocs12345

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    Hmmm that is very interesting. LO must have integrated itself into Linux really well. Im gonna check this out on my Windows 7 netbook.
     
  11. Bob D

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    Pls do, I find LO much slower / heavier even on my desktop box as well. Perhaps LO's more optimally ported to Linux.
    Pls post your findings, I'm curious.
    Cheers
     
  12. guest

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    Now I remember why I didn't like SO, it asked for registration even for the free product. That is soooo 2007. I'm sticking with KO.
     
  13. ArchiveX

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    +1 for Kingsoft Office.
     
  14. dogbite

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    Privacy-less workaround: what about using Google Docs?
     
  15. guest

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    Yeah, I don't know about everyone else, but I can't stay having an active internet connection 24/7. Most (or maybe all) of the time I work offline.
     
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  17. guest

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    Does it require an account?
     
  18. guest

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    The newest version of LibreOffice has really good docx compatibility. Although I am still trying to figure out how to properly add it to EMET. I'll ask this in EMET thread.
     
  19. tlu

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    This seems to apply to LibreOffice Fresh and not to LO Still. mattdocs12345 is running Debian, and I don't know if Fresh is available for that distro (it's available in the Arch Linux repos) but a deb file can be downloaded from the LO site. As a sidenote, Kingsoft Office is also available for Arch but I haven't tried it yet.

    That said, I haven't added a vote since I haven't come across docx files for a while ;)
     
  20. guest

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    Yeah, I was talking about the Windows version. Although the Linux version also has 4.3.1 build it seems.
     
  21. Brandonn2010

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    (WPS Office) Kingsoft for sure.