Actually I never mentioned OpenOffice and certainly did not say "I'd *hate* to have to get OpenOffice just to save this one file..."
The original question must be read first, before passing judgement on one of the answers.
"I have a .DOT word template that was sent to me and I cannot figure out how to open it. I would hate to go download OO just for this one file. Is there any way to open it in iWork?
I tried textedit, but it seems most of the template did not show up."
What better way to find out if it can be done, than to try it? Many apps will open documents created in the oppositions "proprietary" formats and many apps will save documents in those same "proprietary" formats. In this case, Pages could not but I have since found that an old version of AppleWorks could.
It would be nice that in the future, before you go off on a rant, you make sure you are replying to the correct post. It would make a huge difference in how readers judge the credibility of your posts.