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Jean-Baptiste Faure wrote:

No, because you will have exactly the same problem: even if you save in
MS-Office formats, LibO use ODF as internal format, so you have a
conversion problem each time you save your file.

That is a really interesting fact but also extremely worrying. I'm sure that
even with the warning most (all?) users assumed that if you stay within a
format (e.g. always doc) you wouldn't have problems when saving your

What you are saying is that when you press the Save button in a doc file
(and you are not informed of this problem when you just Save it, only on
Save As) there is a conversion that causes the document NOT to be saved as
you are seeing it on-screen but could be something else completely

Jean-Baptiste Faure wrote:

And it is not prohibited to be careful and check your converted file
before to send it.

That is true. But when you are working within the same format, you assume
that what is on screen is what is being saved!

Jean-Baptiste Faure wrote:

On other hand if, during editing your document, you avoid the use of
manual formatting, use only predefined style (you can modify them
without problem) and do not use exotic fonts, then conversion problems
will be dramatically reduced.

That is sound advice. But most users aren't that efficient with styles ;)

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