Re: [tdf-discuss] LibreOffice for Academic Work -- College/University
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.
So why use the proprietary file formats in Microsoft Office then? Most of
them are defective by design as well.
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.
If they ditch the flawed OOXML support, that can happen.
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
Apple do not have the file specifications for Microsoft Office formats, as
the rest of us. On top of that, Microsoft Office for MacOS have been known
to cause problems when opening files created in the Windows version.
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.
So, why bring it up here?
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.
Meaning, they have no concept of sharing documents using standardized
formats. This is good reading for the uneducated:
http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/#Before, and if they don't understand,
confiscate their computer(s).
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