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Le 2010-11-02 11:48, Peter Rodwell a écrit :
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
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
translating, I usually come across a word or phrase that I know will be
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
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.


Hi Peter:

Nice of you to even come back to the mailist to help out. As this is a community we all share in helping out with making the distro better.

We would need an example of an incompatible file for us to see and examine. Could you provide us with an example?

Thanks for the note on search and replace. I imagine that documentation team members would have run into this problem. Maybe someone could chime in on this one? If not, could you, Pete, please check to see if the latest LibO Beta2 still has this problem. If so, maybe we could have a dev look into it for a fix or at least move it up a bit on their list of bugs for repairs.

Thanks for your input. We welcome any criticism or bug contributions.


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