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On Sun, 2011-10-02 at 13:31 +0200, Jean-Baptiste Faure wrote: 

Le 02/10/2011 13:01, Pedro a écrit :
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.

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.

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

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 

My experience is that using default settings for features, avoiding
macros, and otherwise not using the most advanced features in LO and MSO
will result in very few compatibility problems in both directions. 

dramatically reduced.


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

Jay Lozier

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