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On 07/25/2011 06:40 PM, Sigrid Carrera wrote:

On Mon, 25 Jul 2011 15:54:14 -0400
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On 7/22/2011 7:23 PM, Andrew Douglas Pitonyak wrote:
Even worse, given that MSO has the greatest market share it means that
most legacy documents use the MSO formats. I knew many people that
refused to switch from Word Perfect when I told them that OOo would NOT
read their document archives that they spent years creating.

As an aside, since when does OOo not open WordPerfect files? I used it
to open one just this morning.
as far as I remember, OOo doesn't open WordPerfect files. It was go-ooo that had the filter to open 
those files. And LibreOffice inherited this capability from go-ooo.

I don't know, but it might have changed now for OOo too, so that it can WordPerfect files.

I think that they added the WordPerfect filter some years back, do not remember exactly when, but, it was a really big deal for many WordPerfect users. I have been using the product from the StarOffice days on OS/2. When I use past tense "I knew", I am not referring to a current situation. At the time, many people were asking me about WordPerfect support. The filter was developed as a stand-alone thing that was integrated (or something like that). I followed it closely at the time, but after it was integrated, it ceased to be an issue for me to follow and the details are lost unless I go back and do some digging. It is simply an example of people that did not switch and stayed with "pay" products because their format was not supported.

Andrew Pitonyak
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