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[tdf-discuss] Re: Old Bugs


Le 2010-11-02 13:57, Robert Derman a écrit :
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.

Peter.
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.


Thanks for the note Robert. Are the devs aware that these two problems match? It seems like such a trivial problem, but I can see, even in my profession, as a teacher, that it would be quite annoying to lose your place in a larger document. Not to mention an academic losing his place in a thesis or research project etc.

Marc


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