DOCX disaster recovery

DOCX disaster recovery: How I rescued my wife from XM-HELL • The Register.

It’s an interesting account, though I wonder if the error would even have been possible with Apache OpenOffice. The writer, however, does state that the user incurred the error using an old version of LibreOffice. FWIW, I’ve never encountered this sort of error (or any, actually) using Apache OpenOffice -> .docx (or .doc or many other formats) in all my years of using AOO (and before then, OOo; LibreOffice takes off from an earlier quasi-fork of OOo). More likely, as I generally use AOO, whatever errors there be are silently dealt with by the application. Evidently, that’s too much for MSFT’s own version of an office suite.

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