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fair enough but a) I had *deliberately *stated in this thread that it was
.ods and b) in the other thread I wasn't championing OOXML but lamenting
that others give it to me to work with. I'm no expert by far but I'm
actually pretty aware of the issues with OOXML vs ODF. I would never have
asked for help with an issue based on using a foreign file format without
saying so. With my simple needs, when people send me .doc .xls (this is
what I meant when i wanted to save in foreign formats), they have generally
worked fine.

With spreadsheets I just needs cells for ordering, the ability to merge and
resize the cells, and maybe some simple math (not often). I rarely deal
with graphs from other people ( my personal graphs start and end in LO),
and text formatting beyond compatible fonts almost never is an issue. Again
I (when working with others) never stray beyond a single sheet per document
or more than 100 cells in either direction.

With documents my needs can be more varied but I understand that they won't
come out right and I expect and accept that.


On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 8:55 AM, Andreas Säger <> wrote:

In your other topic you mentioned that you save in foreign file formats by
default. Anyone can save a new spreadsheet with frozen panes as xlsx,
reopen and see that frozen panes in xlsx give "interesting" visual effects
when loaded into any version of LibreOffice or OpenOffice.
These file formats are not free. Despite their "XML openess" they are
designed to be as difficult (incompatible) as can be. OOXML has been
designed to fight the ODF standard and to increase the level of
incompatibility to other office applications.
You must not use OOXML with this software. If the latest MS document
format is important for your work, simply get a cheap version of Excel in
order to get rid of all the trouble (frozen panes belong to the least
important group of problems).

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