*haha I only use MS office crap to do to Thomas's stuff and that is
inside of virtual box and I drop files on the Win-crap folder on the
linux desktop and then open it in windows with MS Office trying to get
something done in Linux libreoffice calc to avoid windows crap . . I
have not yet learned Ink scape vector Graphics yet it is close to Corel
On 07/25/2012 12:25 PM, Andreas Säger wrote:
Am 24.07.2012 03:03, 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
the reaction? What problems
-- I rarely share any office documents with users of MS Office. I open
MS Office documents in MS Office software (free MS viewers for Word
and Excel). If there is no Windows box at hand, I can always read the
document content in either one of Libre/OpenOffice or AbiWord or
-- I send printable documents in PDF format.
-- I send emails in plain text.
-- In very rare cases I've got to co-edit the same document with a
remote user of MS Office. I consequently reject OOXML (docx, xlsx).
Every MS Office user can save the much more compatible doc and xls
easily. They have zero trouble with doc/xls but we have lots of
trouble with this pestilence of a file format called "office open xml".
Then I invest some time to clean up most of the hard formatting. They
always keep my version of formatting and structure.
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
problems in sharing such documents. I simply want to know your
I have been sharing a simple spreadsheet document between LO (at
MSO (at work) in the OD format. The experience has been interesting
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
The list is just a near-empty XML document. And to save a document
raises a warning *every single time*, with no opportunity to say "stop
It is not in the interest of Microsoft to support our document format.
The half-hearted support they added in tiny steps since 2007 was due
to political pressure. They would not do this deliberately.
I do not believe in their ODF support until I see some non-trivial
documents made by MS Office.
I know most of us still have to deal with both suites. I just wonder if
anyone else (how many???) has experienced similar issues.
No, I do not deal with MS Office since 2002. I've never used any
version newer than the version of 2000.
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