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On 11/07/2010 07:47 PM, Michel Gagnon wrote:

1. I think templates are completely different from software development. They may help "sell" 
LibreOffice, but there doesn't have to be any link between those who design
LibreOffice (both the code and user interface) and those who design

You are right.  The organization that writes the software does not need
to write the templates.   In the case of Microsoft Office, the
overwhelming majority of templates are written by independent organizations.

The major reason for LibreOffice to create the templates, is marketing.

So in a nutshell, templates that work in LibreOffice will work in
OpenOffice, with the other

The issue I have, is that other template repositories that claim to be
for ODF, contain templates for Microsoft Office. Templates that may or
may not work as advertised with LibO, but are gauaranteed to confuse

3. What about something like a forum (see where posts would have a 
attached to it?

A forum would work, if users could _easily_ find the template they want.
IOW, the user must be downloading the template, within three clicks of
landing on

4. There could also be a page linking to other websites with templates.

As a supplementary measure, that work.

In my humble opinion, the more standardized documents people see, the
more they will value LibreOffice.


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