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On Sat, 26 Mar 2011 15:36:39 +0000 (UTC), Peter Jentsch wrote:


I'm currently investigating a bug with the Excel 2003 import filter 
( 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?


Sounds like a very reasonable proposal due to the fact that 2003 ML is
rarely used.

Your biggest problem will be the number of users who don't understand
what ML is, and object on spurious grounds. Perhaps you should have
just asked on the dev list.


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