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Re: [tdf-discuss] Old Bugs


Hi Peter,

Peter Rodwell wrote (02-11-10 16:48)
I have only today joined this discussion so I don't know whether this has
already been discussed or not.

There are two reasons why I have just paid money to upgrade to Office 2010
instead of switching to OO/LO:

1. Complete file compatibility. I frequently handle documents with very
complex  formatting. These come from my clients, all of whom use
MS Office. I  translate and edit the documents and return them.
They *must* retain 100% of  the original formatting.
So far this has not been the case with Oo.

That is true. But let me start to say that 100% correct formatting is also not provided when using MsO with MsO. We all know those examples. But still, in more complex documents, features when exchanging with OOo/LibO will count more. So I can understand your situation. Obviously there are ways to ease the pain, but still it will ask extra attention.

2. Search and replace. I work with large documents, often 400+ pages. As
I'm  translating, I usually come across a word or phrase that I
know will be  repeated throughout the document so I search and replace
it to avoid having to type it  continuously. I do this *dozens*
of times a day. MS Word leaves me where  I was when I did the S/R so
that I can continue working. Oo leaves me at the  point of the last replace
so I have to manually go back to where I was.
I know  of many people for whom this is a dealbreaker
 -- they won't move to Oo/LO until this is fixed.

OK, that is easy to handle with a trick as user, but possibly also an relative easy fix (1)?

Kind regards,
Cor

1) http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Easy_Hacks

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