What are the short & long term challenges, both now and in future in working with Word 10 files in a totally Open Source Software on a Linux platform? There are several thousand Files that are 99% text with very few graphics/photos etc. The file content is mainly information to be used for educational purposes and distributed free of charge. Will the files be easily and securely accessed, edited in the new environment, then seamlessly exported to 3rd World users who are likely using Windows and Word etc? I am considering discontinuing all things Microsoft (I have been using Win 7 Ultimate and Office10 Pro). . All advice will be gratefully received.