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There are two issues to address here;
1 - tecnical
2 - marketing
1: Technical there is no reason to split LO in seperate products. I can't
see the advantages.
2: From a marketing view there is an issue!!  The marketing issue is mainly
due to the ODF umbrella for ODT, ODS and ODP. This confuses potential new
users. Due to the way MS Office works, they have a tool/fileformat concept.
Word/DOC(x), Excell/XLS(x), PowerPoint/PPT.
Marketing wize advocating Write/ODT, Calc/ODS, Impress/ODP would ease
adaptation for a large group of potential users.

For example the Dutch governement has adopted the ODF standard, but
involved users look for adviced open alternatives for DOC and find no
alternative. The list of adviced open standards advices ODF no ODT!
Consequently they tend to replace DOC with DOCX since they don't find an
adviced DOC alternative.
So the technical good reasons for ODF and LO as one tool as it is built
backfire on the marketing because of a public learning curve gap.

Met vriendelijke groet,
Kind regards,
Boudi van Vlijmen <>
 *Werk documenten*
ODS, gSheet, XLS, XLSX
en ODP, gSlides, PPT, PPTX
*Distributie en Archivering*
PDF/A <>

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*Open standards or Open Wallets that is the question!
Waak over uw onafhankelijkheid!
Beleidsquote "Rijksdiensten moeten vanaf april 2008 ODF ondersteunen.
Mede-overheden en overige instellingen volgen uiterlijk december 2008.
ODF = .odt voor tekst, .ods voor spreadsheets, .odp voor presentaties"
Dit zijn Vendor-lock-in safe


On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 3:54 AM, Marc Paré <> wrote:

Le 2013-02-25 04:19, theUser BL a écrit :


What do you think, make it sense to modularize LibreOffice like RagTime

In RagTime Office, the three programs like Writer, Calc and Draw are one
There you have a "paper" and you can then integrated there a Writer-,
Calc- or Draw-object.
It is like integrating a chart or an object (formula, OLE-object, ...) in
So, you have there on _one_ paper, Writer-, Calc- and Draw-objects
And like every object, you can rotate them and so on.

What do you think, would it make sense for LO to have something like that?
MS-Office don't have this feature. But possible it is for user for
example easier to
integrate in the Writer-document a Calc-object, then integrating a Table
in the Weriter-document.


Thanks for the suggestion. This is a recurring topic that keeps coming
back every 2-3 months. As it is now, the code for LibreOffice does not
permit an easy way to split the modules off on their own.

You will be able to find long discussions on this if you just google the



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