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On 22/07/2011 15:24, e-letter wrote:

Fine. People are/should be free to choose whichever program they
prefer. If someone likes the interface of m$o, good for them. The
point of the original post, is that priority should be for LO
performance in native odf to be better than m$o performance in native
m$ format (or indeed secondary odf). It does not seem right that
people complain that "writer does not save to m$ format well", when
the statement "writer creates beautiful, easily-created odf documents"
should be the main reason to use LO.

True to a certain point. But you can't ignore the fact that 90-95% of Office suite users USE MS! They aren't going to be persuaded to migrate to LO or even OO if when they are sent documents created by MSO, they don't render properly in LO. The ability for LO to create fine ODF documents far better then MS creates Office documents will only be a major factor in the uptake of LO when the number of users of LO is approaching that of those who use MSO - ie as the split tends towards a much higher proportion of LO users. Rather a catch 22 situation wouldn't you say?

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