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On 05/07/11 14:34, Robert Derman wrote:
Simon Cropper wrote:
On 05/07/11 09:07, Robert Derman wrote:
NoOp wrote:
On 06/25/2011 03:37 PM, Alexandro Colorado wrote:
On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 7:37 AM, Simon Phipps <>

On 25 Jun 2011, at 08:33, Ian Lynch wrote:

Manfred wrote:

"I still believe that PDF is the best solution to distribute final
of text (and maybe other office) documents."

I'd say yes if they are likely to be printed on paper, no if it is
likely to be read from a screen.
I disagree. Once a document no longer needs editing (and this is a
need in daily life - think purchase receipt, invoice, insurance
schedule and
so on) it needs to be provided in an electronic format that cannot
be easily
altered. PDF plays this role, ODF doesn't.

No, but HTML does. More to the point, chm files also are build for
read-only. Surely they are more microsoft based, but even Read
from the OLPC/Sugar), had to add a webkit renderer for another popular
format -- epub. Which of course is done for read-only porpouses.

So a bigger discussion than demanding PDF reader, might be to upgrade
very old HTML renderer in LibreOffice to something like webkit.
Might updating LO's HTML capability also improve its ability to create
and edit HTML?

Back when I was maintaining a web page, I seem to remember using OOo
Writer for this, so if I remember correctly OOo, and therefore LO can
create and edit HTML, but it would certainly improve its usefulness to
small businesses if it could do it even better.

Hi Robert,

There are many excellent open source HTML editors available for many
platforms. LO does not need to 'recreate the wheel'. If you need a
good package email me directly with some details of the platform you
are using and type of HTML pages you are editing and I will send some
links to you.
Many people don't realize that sometimes the best tool isn't the one
that is best designed or does the best job, but rather the one that you
are most familiar with. If you read my last paragraph above, very
carefully, you will notice that it is in the past tense. I don't have a
web page any more. The reason that I used OOo for this was that I only
spent about 15 minutes a week doing HTML, so finding a program and then
learning a program that was designed specifically for this purpose just
didn't seem like a worthwhile investment of time.

Fair enough.

Cheers Simon

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