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Le 2010-11-03 16:06, leif a écrit :

Hi Marc,
I'm not trying to emphasize LibO compared to OOo. But in every software
release, the users are asking: Whats new?

If we don't say what we have achieved so far our users will wonder why
we are hiding it.


I think we need to compare LibO 3.3 to OOo 3.2.1 and say what's new in a way that can easily be understood by common users. Having a dry table with a list of "issues" doesn't mean anything for the average user. By the same token, it could be said, for example, that the migration from OpenOffice to LibreOffice won't change anything for the user, compatibility wise, but will allow the developers more freedom to develop a better software (or interface, or...). This way, we don't fuel a debate between OOo and LibO, but rather between LibO (OOo) and commercial products.

We should also highlight a few advantages of LibreOffice vs the other commercial suites. I must admit that my list is more geared toward the power user than the casual user, so work could be done on it. Here I start:
- more possibilities with styles (at least in Writer and Calc)
- variables allow more possibilities for long documents
- better integration between modules, which means a few more formatting and customizing possibilities in Calc and Impress
- unbeatable cost.

Michel Gagnon
Montréal (Québec, Canada) --

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