Le 2010-10-26 18:02, Graham Lauder a écrit :
I agree with Anthony Papillion that Microsoft Office file format is the
De Facto standard, at least in North America. People need to open Office
2003 and 2007/2010 files and save in one of these formats *without
formatting errors*. For instance, I have customers who want modifiable
documents, but have MsOffice on their computer because that's what the
company provides them with. Likewise, many companies want resumes
attached as a Word document. One won't succeed in getting a job by
sending them a resume in odf or pdf formats, nor a odf document
half-properly converted in Word?
On Sunday 24 Oct 2010 02:11:52 Frank Esposito wrote:
I posted a question as to why choose MS Office over OO on hacker news
and although I only got 4 responses, they kind of match my own
experience with OO.
here is the discussion:
Problems with adoption as far as I can ascertain are as follow: ...
* It does not match MS Office functionality exactly (this is what the
world uses, so to get people to adopt LO, they need to have what they
* perfect the spellcheck system and advance grammar and formatting
Not sure why this, OOo is available in many more languages than MS and I'm
pretty sure LibO will be there soon as well, spell check works well as far as
I can see, grammar checkers are bad voodoo and are more often wrong than
right, however they can serve a purpose. ...
I really don't remember how well dictionary and grammar work in English
in LibO, but I know how they work in French.
Basically, dictionary is as good on LibO as it is in MsOffice (MsO),
except for the fact autocorrection doesn't work as well with LibO. For
instance, coeur (tr. "heart") should be written with letters oe stuck
together: cœur. Word always correct properly; LibO do it only in select
situations. Autocorrect doesn't work if the word begins a sentence
(Coeur) nor if it is immediately followed by punctuation... and the word
"coeur" (with separate letters) is identified as a typo.
As for grammar, while not perfect, the grammar in MsOffice 2003 is quite
good, whereas the grammar checker in LibO makes very elementary grammar
On the plus side, in multilingual documents, it is much easier to use
stylesheets and have the proper dictionary with LibO than MsO, and the
tighter module integration means there are a few more formatting options
in Calc and Impress than in Excel and Powerpoint.
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