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Am 02.03.2012 23:17, Dag Wieers wrote:
On Fri, 2 Mar 2012, Andreas Säger wrote:

So what do you reply to Roger Sawkins? That he can file a bug report
hoping that some day in future LibreOffice will fully support the
extinct ppt format?

Yup, with the help of the community we can improve LibreOffice so that
in the future people are more happy with the PPT import/export filter.
For this to happen we need good information and simple test-cases
showing the ill-behavior.

IMO that's a better response than the original:

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.

There's no guarantee that Roger will take the time to do this, and there
is not guarantee that someone will pick up the bug reports.

But it is guaranteed that if we tell people they are wasting their time
using LibreOffice in a certain way, no progress is made on that front.

Which would be a true shame.

I did not write the above quote. My answer was a completely different one, trying to help based on the OP's current setup with both office suites LibO and MSO. Installing the same software on both machines is a solid and viable solution rather than a question of partisanship.

This is a massive waste of developers time. After all those years of co-evolution of Star/Open/LibreOffice with MSOffice, open source experts still struggle with very subtile details of their legacy file formats plus the massive load of problems imposed by their "Office Open XML" type of thing. At the same time ODF goes down the drain because many commercial and non-commercial software projects do not get any support in supporting ODF. For MSOffice users another option is still available, despite the efforts that have been taken by Oracle to remove it from the scene:

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