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Standard User Heyokah
(committed) Sun 21-Aug-11 01:09:35
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Seeing images in OpenOffice Docs


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Hi
I have just updated to Lion and found that I can no longer open any documents using Office X. I get the message "You can't open the application Microsoft Word because PowerPC applications are no longer supported". I didn't anticipate this but it's done now and I thought I could just use OpenOffice. Anyway, in several documents which have images, I get the following message in OpenOffice "Quicktime and a decompressor are needed to see this picture" Of course I have Quicktime but I have searched google and cannot find out which decompressor would be needed or where to get it.

Any help appreciated.

Heyokah

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Standard User Guest_Again
(legend) Sun 21-Aug-11 02:18:54
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Re: Seeing images in OpenOffice Docs


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No doubt that there be a free/compatible app that may help with this.
An update may even provide an adequate solution.

The very friendly people here may point you in the right direction. But calling an Apple Guru is a good idea too.

HTH in the meantime.

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 21-Aug-11 12:30:48
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Re: Seeing images in OpenOffice Docs


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In reply to a post by Heyokah:
I have just updated to Lion and found that I can no longer open any documents using Office X.


Can't answer your specific problem; but MS Office 2011:mac works fine on Lion.

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Standard User Heyokah
(committed) Sun 21-Aug-11 13:12:32
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Re: Seeing images in OpenOffice Docs


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MS Office 2011:Mac was an Intel based application so there wouldn't be a problem. My version of Office X is very old and was issued in PowerPC days and no longer supported.

The strange thing is that the information is there because I can see and page through all the information on the icon for the document and I can see all the content if I open in Preview - just not in OpenOffice.

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 21-Aug-11 17:33:08
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Re: Seeing images in OpenOffice Docs


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In reply to a post by Heyokah:
The strange thing is that the information is there because I can see and page through all the information on the icon for the document and I can see all the content if I open in Preview - just not in OpenOffice.


I'd expect the image is in a format that OpenOffice doesn't understand. Perhaps try Libre Office which is newer than OpenOffice - and created by most of the OO developers.
http://www.libreoffice.org/download/

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Standard User Heyokah
(committed) Sun 21-Aug-11 23:37:40
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I'd expect the image is in a format that OpenOffice doesn't understand. Perhaps try Libre Office which is newer than OpenOffice - and created by most of the OO developers.
http://www.libreoffice.org/download/


Thanks for the suggestion. I opened one of the docs with LO and got exactly the same result as with OO. It may be something to do with the way the old PowerPC version of Office X saved images.

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Tue 30-Aug-11 20:55:46
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In reply to a post by Heyokah:
Thanks for the suggestion. I opened one of the docs with LO and got exactly the same result as with OO. It may be something to do with the way the old PowerPC version of Office X saved images.


Last idea - maybe a trusted friend with a newer Office (mac or PC) can open and save the file in another format (e.g. DOC to DOCX, or to RTF or even ODF) that LO or OO can process.

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