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Re: [tdf-discuss] Support for Office 2003 file formats (WordML, SpreadsheetML


Hi Peter,

I don't really understand the logic behind your suggestion.

You want LO to drop support for the defacto-standard file format???

I don't really see any good reason for doing such a completely strategically
wrong decision.

Cheers!

Jaime

On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 16:36, Peter Jentsch <pjotr@guineapics.de> wrote:

Hi,

I'm currently investigating a bug with the Excel 2003 import filter
(https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35543). Looking closer at
the filter and how much work needed to be done to improve it, and
considering the fact that Office 2003 ML has been superseeded by OOXML,
fixing that bug feels like flogging a dead horse.

I'd rather suggest to drop Office 2003 support in LibO altogether and
instead focus on improving OOXML and HTML import/export.

For anybody with a large library of Office 2003 XML documents not wanting
to upgrade to MS Office 2007/2010, Microsoft offers a compatibility pack
that allows to open and save OOXML from MS Office 2003.

What do you think?

Peter


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