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On 06/08/12 02:31, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:
On 08/05/2012 11:24 AM, David B Teague sr wrote:
On 7/24/2012 10:38 AM, Chuck Davis wrote:
To answer your question:  Yes, I send *.odf files to others in a
business setting.  When they tell me they can't open the file I
instruct them to upgrade their office suite to a more modern version
(i.e. buy new licenses) or, alternatively, obtain a (free) copy of
OOo.  I told our accounting firm if they wanted to do our work they
would upgrade to read *.odf files -- and they did.  Cost them some
money for new licenses but they upgraded their MS licenses to read my
Congratulations! I do so wish everyone with such problems would and could handle it the way you have.
David Teague

-- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

Why did they need to upgrade their MS licenses to read ODF files? IT reads that they had old version of MSO, but it would have been nice for them to use the FREE alternative instead. Besides, was there not threads about issues with MSO's version of reading and writing ODF formats? I never heard any news that the newest versions of MSO worked well with ODF.

Still, any way that gets businesses to use the ISO standard file formats [ODF not MSO XML] is a good thing. Then the next step is for those businesses to try and use LO instead of paying for newer version of MSO. MSO 2013 [or Office 15] is still having problems, but so is Win8 which is due out in 2 months. So why bother. Just use LO and not worry about MS's problems with lost revenue and their ways to get more money out of less work.

Just my 2 cents worth. Businesses with a heavy investment in office can't migrate to LO, as LO is not a functional replacement for office 2002, let alone 2010. A lot of business functionality that is used from day to day and is critical to the organisation in order for their various business units to operate, from say excel, that libreoffice does not provide, even in 3.6, and features that excel allows that Calc disallows (as far as I can see for no good reason). Another reason for not migrating is also the steep learning curve, both with front end functionality and macros, that business cannot afford to undertake due to the loss of time and resources.


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