[PLUG] What opens an .xml file?

Matt McKenzie lnxknight at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 15:38:54 PDT 2011


Actually XML *is* "code" of a sort, it is a markup language not unlike HTML.
Any of your favorite text editors in Linux can edit the file, but it would
not show it in regular "readable" format.


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Matt M.
LinuxKnight


On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 3:24 PM, John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net>wrote:

> On Thu, 30 Jun 2011 15:15:18 -0700
> Tim <tim-pdxlug at sentinelchicken.org> dijo:
>
> >> Does anyone have any suggestions?
>
> >I think there was this transitional period where MS Office saved its
> >new format with .xml extension, but now it's .docx.
> >
> >Try making a copy of the file and rename it with an extension ".docx"
> >and then open it in open office or libre office.  The newer the
> >version of OO/LO the better.  If that doesn't work, then I'm not sure
> >what the free alternatives are...
>
> Good suggestion.
>
> Didn't work. Still got pages of code interspersed with snippets of the
> text. :(
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