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       ok, got that;

           but when and if I decide to upgrade, I'll be keeping the older
version in the download file so I can delete all then re-open the older
version  ;-)

       Still a follower of the KeepItSimpleS method  ;-)

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Tom Davies <>wrote:

Hi :)
It is possible to install another version of LO alongside the main one so
that you can test-drive the newer one without committing to it.  It's not
easy so there is a wiki-page to help.  The main thing is to avoid using the
QuickStarter in either of them as you cant really have things open in both
at the same time.  QuickStarter uis like having one open all the time (in a
fairly minimal way but just enough to confuse them)
Regards from
Tom :)

From: anne-ology <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Do You Share ODF Documents With MS Office
Date: Wednesday, 25 July, 2012, 15:39

       Since most people don't use OO/LO, I've converted documents as well
as PPs to MSFT's Office -
           while with OO, many times, there was garbage in the documents
and missing bits in the PPs;
           I have not noticed this since changing to LO.

       One reason I'm hesitant to upgrade to the .5 version; still using
MSFT Open Office '03

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 8:03 PM, Don Parris <> wrote:

I would like to take something of a straw poll, if that's ok.  I simply
want to know whether any of you have shared documents using the ODF
with MS Office users (preferably in a business environment), and what was
the reaction?  What problems

I am not seeking advice on how to share documents with MS Office users.
Nor am I interested in an in-depth analysis of why one might experience
problems in sharing such documents.  I simply want to know your

I have been sharing a simple spreadsheet document between LO (at home)
MSO (at work) in the OD format.  The experience has been interesting on
MS Office side of it.  I get error messages (that don't seem to be real
errors), and if I choose the "repair" option, it claims to fix the
and even gives me a link to click to see the list of alleged corrections.
The list is just a near-empty XML document.  And to save a document in
raises a warning *every single time*, with no opportunity to say "stop
warning me".

I know most of us still have to deal with both suites.  I just wonder if
anyone else (how many???) has experienced similar issues.

D.C. Parris, FMP, Linux+, ESL Certificate
Minister, Security/FM Coordinator, Free Software Advocate
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