---I can be pretty sure any of my correspondents anywhere in the world can open my documents ---
This computer (my wife's) is still on Word 2000 as my wife likes it, knows it, and cannot see any reason to change. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I have added the utility to read docx format, but I know it mucks up fancy formatting.
I created a spreadsheet to track and convert litres and miles traveled to miles per gallon in Openoffice, but had to change it to work in M$ Excel. The modified version works Ok back in OO. ( I still think in gallons).
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