I have several of documents in Microsoft Word 2003 or later format. Few of them are opening using LibreOffice and few of them don't. They just open and immediately get closed. I tried changing their extensions to .wpd and .odt, but no luck.

My system is dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10. I SFTPed a folder from remote drive to Ubuntu, which contained lots of Word documents. Then unzipped in the local folder. It's less likely if any mis-formatting would have happened during FTPing.

I am open to other Libre equivalent app which can open Word.

  • Can you open them in another Ubuntu system with LibreOffice? – user45315 Feb 20 '12 at 11:40
  • @iKrshnan, I don't know. Those are confidential docs, so can't share them also. – iammilind Feb 20 '12 at 13:36

You should report a bug on libreoffice then.

Please check /var/crash folder to see if you have some .crash files generated. If there is some - follow the steps at Enabling apport and report a bug. If you don't - use ubuntu-bug libreoffice command to file a new bug. See Reporting Bugs for more information about bug reporting.

Don't forget to attach the files which cannot be opened.

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Install Abiword from the repos and try opening the dox in that. If successful, resave them under a different filename: strange but true, Libreoffice may be perfectly able to handle them then. Let us know how things pan out. Good luck!

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