"The first few times I worked on Word files in the
OpenOffice.org Writer program, I was satisfied if the documents
opened at all. That's a long way from being able to trust the
open-source app with a Word file from your boss that you need to
work on and return with all functions and formatting intact. These
steps won't guarantee trouble-free file transfers between Word and
OOo Writer, but they'll help you prevent some of the most common
"Keep it simple: Word files with complex graphics, nested
tables, fancy fonts and formatting, and OLE Objects belong in Word
and Word only..."
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