Re: I thank all the developers
I thank all the developers too. My employer used MS Word, Excel etc for all documents. When a Word document (in .doc format - not the modern variants) or template became corrupted I could nearly always open it with LO and then save it as a .doc . Why LO should be better at opening corrupted MS files than Word itself is a mystery. I am aware that LO does not have all of the legacy cruft that Word has. Why should Word documents become corrupted/unopenable in the first place?
I have fixed corrupted .doc files with Open Office and Libre Office.
I have fixed MS OS problems with live Linux CDs. (Forgotten passwords, Registry problems, virus problems, etc)
I have never fixed any Linux computer with any MS products. I wonder why this is?