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Hi Tom,

Le 2012-05-08 10:01, Tom Davies a écrit :
I disagree.  When people have decent software that does adequately support the ODF format people 
will find that it is preferable because it's better imo.  MS Office had a great excuse for using 
the older ODF 1.0 but ODF 1.2 has been officially released now so they will have to find some 
excuse for stuffing things up.
Regards from

In fact Microsoft has gone on record that it will support ODF 1.2[1]. It really has little choice due to the proliferation of LibreOffice. Also, the 2 people I spoke of previously as great advocates of the ODF format and have convinced some of their colleagues to move over to LibreOffice, as well as adopt the ODF format -- even though MSO is given away for free to their colleagues for home use!

The fact that the latest version of LibreOffice can now import MSPublisher files is another big plus for educators here in Canada where many have MSPublisher documents that are being used in class. It will make moving to LibreOffice that much easier now. Note that I have not as yet tried out the import of MSPublisher files and I am not sure how accurate it is. I tend to avoid MSPublisher as it is usually a big memory hog on our systems.




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