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I'm with you on the UI design, Keith. The way software looks influences how people perceive its 
capability, and LO looks like something from the 90's. I like your design because it's attractive, 
yet leaves the menus in place for those users who can't get into using the ribbon.

Now on the idea of removing VBA… I hate VBA, but I'd rather see LO become *more* compatible, rather 
than ditching it. I want LO to become the product people can switch to, but you close the door on 
switchers when you reduce compatibility. I can tell you that for sure because of my own recent 
difficulties fixing a macro so automated data export from SAP will work with LO.

Step 1: Get the world to use LO as its Office standard.
Step 2: Drop M$ Office compatibility.

It's too early to leap into step 2 before we accomplish step 1. Reverse the order, and LO's growth 



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