Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2011 Archives by date, by thread · List index

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 1:36 PM, Do Hong Phuc <> wrote:
On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 10:06 AM, Nguyen Vu Hung <>

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 11:53 AM, Do Hong Phuc <>
This issue makes our migration some hundreds users from Ms Office 2k7 to
LibO postponed.
A temporary workaround is using LibOffice Base.

I don't think a spreadsheet is designed for handling that much data,
but a database is.

OK, pls shouldn't be mixed up the function. Calc is Calc & Base is Base.
By using Calc instead of Base, I mean: you have another way to handle data
that include more than 65536 records.

Keep a PC running Excel 2003/2007.
Do not *update* existing xls 2003, 2007, keep them as read-only.
Use odt or base whenever you create new spreadsheets.

all Calc-Users know Base, but vice versa, all Base-Users know well Calc.
Furthermore, many enterprises depend on Excel for their everyday works with
lot of customer-info more over 65536 rows.
LibO and Excel - whichever versions - are not 100% compatible.

The issue is on the decision maker side that expect too much.

And with Excel or Calc, the
spreadsheets can be shared to not-professional-users.
Please FIXME if I am wrong: You are right, as of now, LibO 3.3 doesn't
support multi user sharing over network (share).

A little training is unavoidable, albeit LibO Base/MS Access or
Excel/Calc are not hard to learn.

Use Base if you want to share the data over network.

Migration from Ms Office 2k7 to LibO is a quite a complexible plan which
shouldn't be inversed. If failed & inversed to Ms Office. LibO will never
has stand in that enterpise again, although the high cost of Ms Office. I
call it One-Way-Migration.
Lower your requirement if you are a decision maker, or persuade the
decision makers doing so.
Migration is a pain that last once, after that, you are free from the Matrix.

I can surely say if we're all using Ms Office 2k3, LibO is a must choice for
To make life simple, LibO won't allow exporting files in MS Office
2010 formats? (FIXME)

Best Regards,
Nguyen Hung Vu [aka: NVH] ( in Vietnamese: Nguyễn Vũ Hưng )
vuhung16plus{remove} , YIM: vuhung16 , Skype: vuhung16plus

Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to
*** All posts to this list are publicly archived for eternity ***


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.