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On 2 January 2011 17:19, Barbara Duprey <> wrote:
On 1/2/2011 2:29 PM, Italo Vignoli wrote:

On 1/2/11 8:15 PM, Barbara Duprey wrote:


It would be good to know which works better for interoperability when sent
to an MS-only shop -- ODF or the current OOXML. In other words, is the LibO
version of OOXML a better product than the MS version of ODF? Very
interesting, if so. I'd like to know which to recommend. And of course the
Sun(free)/Oracle(not free) plugin for MS Office is a player in this
question, too. I know it's better than the MS ODF, but how does it compare
to the LibO OOXML?

OOXML wins hands down in this use case. Not because the LibO/OOo OOXML
is better than the Microsoft ODF or Sun/Oracle plugin for MS Office
but because the vast majority of MS-only shops don't bother installing
support for ODF in the first place. I went through this with a
customer recently: it ended up being a lot easier for me to output
OOXML or good old DOC than for them to install the right plugins to
read ODF. This is compounded by the fact that a lot of MS-only shops
are large companies that still use Windows XP with an old version of


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