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On 22/07/2011, Gordon Burgess-Parker <> wrote:
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.

Many have experienced errors sending m$ documents created in various
m$ versions (e.g. recipient using version 1, sender using version 2).
The better persuasive argument is that people observe perfect
transmission of odf documents using LO. For the non-business
environment, LO usage can be promoted by transmission of documents in
odf; since m$ can open an odt format document, they can at least see
the content. If they want to edit, recipients should be actively told
about the existence of LO and encouraged to use LO. This is analogous
to the scenario now where documents are transmitted in m$docx (and
people complain that LO is unable to open!). I want to see increased
instances of people writing to m$ mailing lists/forums (or fora?) to
ask about "how to open an odt file I received", and less complaints
about "interoperability" with m$ within LO users mailing list.

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