On 22/07/2011 02:06, Andrew Douglas Pitonyak wrote:
On 07/21/2011 09:43 AM, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
Much depends on the formatting that is used. Simple documents usually
have no difficulties. Realize that in OOo I can represent things that
I cannot represent in MSO and the opposite holds as well. Images
anchored to paragraphs are particular troublesome.
On 21/07/2011 14:23, Andrew Douglas Pitonyak wrote:
I am of the opinion that good inter-operability with MSO products
makes it easier to attract new users and that poor inter-operability
with MSO products makes it more difficult.
I quite agree. As (I would say) between 90 and 95% of the business
world uses MSO, there's no incentive to change from MSO if the
alternatives aren't 100% compatible in terms of formatting, other
than cost of upgrading and the activities of the BSA and its'
My wife sends me documents written in Office 2003 which sometimes are
so badly mangled when I open them in OO or LO that I have to open
them in MSO to see what they should look like. And these are in
general not complicated documents....Having said that, then there
have also been instances of formatting incompatibilities between
different versions of MSO....
What is far more disturbing, is that MS has replaced free OEM copies of
Works with a free (albeit with advertising) version of Office 2010 that
just contains limited functionality versions of Word and Excel - thus
attempting to perpetuate the stranglehold of proprietary document formats.
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