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Peter Rodwell wrote:
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.

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.

Just my €0.02 worth.

This needs to be fixed/changed also with the spell checker. it always leaves the cursor at the beginning of the last sentence where any word was corrected, instead the cursor should be left where it was before the spell check was run.

On a separate subject, to Peter above, I can see where your profession certainly justifies the expenditure for MS Office, I would hope however that you at least downloaded and installed OOo/LO in addition, since it costs little or nothing and might at times prove useful, for instance opening some MS Office files where Office itself fails to be able to open them. (This does happen).

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