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Jean-Baptiste Faure wrote:

Bad idea. As MS-Office formats are foreign formats for LibreOffice, your
users wil have a less good user experience with LibO because you force
the software to make format conversions each time you open or save a

Yes, but that is what the user is asking for. Trying to convince people to
switch from Office suite AND file format seems to me the best way to repel

Is there a way to do what he asked?

Jean-Baptiste Faure wrote:

Work in ODF, save in ODF and, if you have to send
your file, choose an export format accordingly to the usage of the file.
If receiver of the document does not need to modify the file, pdf is the
right format. If he needs to modify the document and is not able to work
with ODF (nobody is perfect), then you should export your document to
doc (MS-Office 97/2000/XP). But your ODF version should always be your
reference version.

That is IMO a bad idea. If you need to send an editable file and you work on
ODF, converting to Word at the last minute (i.e. before sending) is the
WORST option possible. It is almost 100% guaranteed that the document
(unless it's ONLY plain text) will NOT look the same.

So if you know that the person receiving it needs Doc, the best option is to
work on Doc from the start.

Jean-Baptiste Faure wrote:

Seuls des formats ouverts peuvent assurer la pérennité de vos documents.

I agree completely ;)

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