I have been able to export between Open/Star Office and Word for ages, allowing for the occasional glitch but Word XP (as well as requiring we actually telephone MS to register it in order to use it) now crashes un-recoverably when I open openoffice exported word documents.
I think that the XP stands for eXasperating Problems. The user experience has gone downhill and I am seriously hoping I can get hold of win2000 at a reasonable price in order to make this new laptop actually usable.
As for service pack 2 -- I don't think so! a) its nearly 100MB, b) it is so buggy that it can totally fuck your machine and c) it has even worse registration and DRM nastiness ensuring that RIAA, MPAA and MS control how you use it.
Guess I will have to save to RTF, copy that accross and then reformat the whole document all over again in word. Yeay for progress.