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On 01/03/2012, Dag Wieers <> wrote:
On Tue, 28 Feb 2012, e-letter wrote:

On 28/02/2012, Roger Sawkins <> wrote:

I have Powerpoint on one machine and LibreOffice on another. I want to be
able to edit and save PowerPoints on either machine. However, when
Ppt in Presentation it does not always convert font and layout properly.
Occasional tabs or spaces are missing or duplicated; occasional text
have text outside the slide, etc.

Your are wasting your time. Make a cost-benefit analysis and decide
whether to use either LO or m$; do not bother trying to use both.

Are we being rude today ?

No we are asking a sensible, direct question.

The case Roger describes is something we all encounter when
exporting/importing PPT documents. And while we do not control how
(various) Microsoft products behave when using ODF, we can undoubtedly do
a better job at making sure the import from and export to PPT (and PPTX)
is smoother.

No thank you, instead m$ can do a better job interpreting odf12.

And if this is something Roger wants to help (waste time?) on, who are we
to decide whether that is useful or not. Instead of providing no hope to
users, I would prefer if we would clarify how users can help
developers improve our product.

Improving the native odf behaviour is more important than m$ formats.
You want m$ output? Buy a legal copy of m$o.

So can we be a bit more polite next time and provide hope, rather than
despair ? ;-)

Polite for odf, yes, but helping m$ remain dominant? No.

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