What alternatives exist for editing Microsoft Word documents (docx)?
I know about OpenOffice and Google docs. What else is out there?
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LibreOffice is the replacement for OpenOffice and does the same job.
Which is a part of gnome-office also supports docx format.
I can certify you that LibreOffice opens correctly Office 2007 Documents (docx) AND saves them correctly. I have tested till now a little over 50 documents which include tables, pictures, a lot of different margins, paragraphs, etc..
They open, read and save correctly. Tested with LibreOffice 3.3.2 and OpenOffice 3.3.0. With OpenOffice you will have a problem that text will move up or down and maybe even change the way they look. But in LibreOffice you will not.
This is a headache i can say goodbye at least for now.
Use the following to install the latest LibreOffice:
NOTE - When you add the PPA of LibreOffice the option to remove OpenOffice will appear. I recommend you remove it since, trust me, it will be far better.
IBM's Lotus Symphony is a great word processor with full .docx support. It's proprietary, however.
Use these office suites:
K Office - http://www.koffice.org/
You can also use Softmaker Office. It is not for free, but from time to time they have a special where you can get it for free.
You can use wps office which is a Chinese imitation of ms office 2010 for linux and windows (and it's free!!!), if you use LibreOffice sometimes the pictures move etc., but with wps office this dosen't happen and the sty is exacly the same but for ubuntu for now is a Beta1 version, some things need to go beter.
Installation in terminal:
For downloading the deb:
$ wget -c wdl.cache.ijinshan.com/wps/download/Linux/unstable/wps-office_22.214.171.12424~b1p2_i386.deb
For the installation:
$ sudo dpkg -i wps-office_126.96.36.19924~b1p2_i386.deb
And for changing the language from Chinese to English:
$ cd /opt/kingsoft/wps-office/office6/2052 $ sudo rm qt.qm wps.qm wpp.qm et.qm
Sorry for my spelling.