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I'm sorry to bring up the Microsoft topic. But it is improving in
Libreoffice, ive used a daily build of LO 3.6 as I am receiving docx files
and they are mostly now opening only in LO with correct margining and
formatting layouts from MO. All I can say is that LO should not give up on
developing software with compatability with MO or IWork. As in an academic
and education area I find myself working with other formats from other
users, and most of the time it works well in LO.

We shall see what the future reveals.

On Saturday, 19 May 2012, Patrick GERIN wrote:

Le 16/05/2012 7:34, Marc Paré a écrit :

Thanks, I should have mentioned that I was not really looking for the MS
format compatibility as this is an on-going process, even almost a "cat and
mouse" process for LibreOffice. I find that professors I collaborate with
are more forgiving of the ODF format and will accept submissions in ODF
from their students. The reason for this is that some of these professors
use LibreOffice at home and do conferences with their laptop with both MSO
and LibreOffice on their machines.
So, I am really looking for people on this list who are in academia and
have "extended" their LibreOffice for use in their work. What extensions
are they using, and, it would be nice to know why?

 Dear Marc,
I am working in an university environment.
I'm successfully using  LibreOffice without any add-on or extension.
However, my use of LibreOffice is quite limited in my profesionnal
environment,  due to the following problems:

1.  I have to work with files (texts, spreadsheets, presentations) that
have to be edited and exchanged with students and colleagues, who are
mostly M$ users (sorry to come back again to the same M$ story...)

2. We tried to select Calc as the reference spreadsheet for all data
treatment in my team, but  absence of X-error bars is too limiting for our
specific use.

As mentionned by others, Zotero is used in our university environment for
bibliographic citations.

Hope this can help,
Best regards,

Patrick GERIN

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