Helpful Tips

Tip of the Day: Not all word processors are the same.

Just because your word processor outputs a DOC file doesn’t mean that it’s formatted correctly. Programs like OpenOffice and LibreOffice are notorious for stuffing around with formats in MSWord documents. Never, ever, rely on the output being perfect, just because it looks fine in your main file. Microsoft actually has a FREE MSWord viewer available. You won’t be able to edit a file, but you can at least see what formatting issues have cropped up when you exported into DOC. (And as a side note: DOCX files have more formatting issues than DOC files.)

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