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Re: [tdf-discuss] LibreOffice for Academic Work -- College/University


On 15/05/2012 5:52 PM, Pieter E. Zanstra wrote:
Like it or not, only one thing matters:
Seemless file exchange with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Period!
Pieter
-----Original Message-----
From: Marc Paré [mailto:marc@marcpare.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:33 AM
To: discuss@documentfoundation.org
Subject: [tdf-discuss] LibreOffice for Academic Work --
College/University

I need to work out a short note about use of LibreOffice in an
academic environment. What would some of you, who are using
LibreOffice, consider necessary to use LibreOffice in an
academic setting.

I am not looking for a "wish-list", but a list of any
extensions/add-ons to LibreOffice that are available right
now. Is LibreOffice sufficient as is, or do any of you have
any suggestions of add-ons that are really needed for such a
setting as a college/university/academic environment?

Thanks for any input.

Marc


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I agree that is the worse thing that I do not like about LibreOffice, is that there is no sufficient compatibility with Microsoft Office. An Example are pptx files, that have formatting errors where the text does not fit on the same slide, and runs off the page. so everything has to be re-sized again. all the text boxes. I hope Microsoft Office support Libreoffice file formats the odf formats in there next office release, as then it would help more compatibility issues and problems with files and formatting hopefully being fixed. Microsoft are not the only company that have this problem, working with Apple iwork files also has formatting problems with Calc in Libreoffice when apple convert them to an xls format. i don't understand how that works LibreOffice and Google Docs (Drive) still don't work together sometimes especially with fonts and formatting errors. Although again, its a google issue not an issue with libreoffice. In An Academic environment, I believe the software suite could work, although I am restricted currently at the moment only allowed to use Microsoft Office. I am a student at a school, the thing that annoys me, is when microsoft office lags, and it hangs, on school computers. It then wastes a lot of my time when typing a document (somtimes crashing and the document doesn't want to retrieve!). Then when I am at home, libreoffice always works flawlessly.


ljelly.



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