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For Calendars:
computer based - Lightning add-on for Thunderbird, Easy Calendar for stand-alone - is what I tell people to use printed ones - I make my own from templates, either Writer or Calc types and place 2 months at a time on the refrigerator, current month over the following month.

Having stand-alone package like Word and Excel would be nice for some people, but since so much of LO's core is the same for most of its modules, it makes sense to make it a single package with loader-icons to open to different modules instead of opening the general menu all the time.

Yes, there are parts of LO that I do not use. I never really used Math and Base. I am looking into Draw more and more, but I still use other graphics packages I have used for years over Draw. I rarely use Impress, but have create some presentations with LO before. Writer and Calc are the two modules I deal with most often. Yet, I still think it would not make sense to split LO into its parts.

On 09/24/2012 11:33 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
I like the modular approach rather than the "One size fits all".  I especially like that you can 
choose different elements to make-up the whole of what you need from an Office Suite.

As Andreas and NoOp pointed-out many office users have no need for an emailing system at all so we 
really don't need to hear about what is going on in projects that add that functionality.  
Obviously LibreOffice needs to continue supplying core features and some modules that don't get 
used by one user may well get used by another or be needed as a one-off.

I don't use Draw often and the features i do occasionally use are a bit basic but they are useful.  I 
probably use about 2% of what Draw offers and i think anyone using Draw would have to use at least the 
2% i use before they even notice they are using Draw at all, or if not they probably have used the 
dialogues in Writer or elsewhere to change size&position of images.

However i think there probably are some features that could be taken out of the main LibreOffice 
that everyone gets and just have them as Extensions or even as separate programs that can integrate 
well with LO.  For my colleagues it would be nice to have a Calendar that is easier to find and 
integrate, for example.  But i haven't found any sort of calendar, either on-screen or off, that 
works for me
Regards from
Tom :)

From: Mirosław Zalewski <>
Sent: Monday, 24 September 2012, 16:15
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: MS raised prices so people will now start renting their office 
products instead

On 24/09/2012 at 16:48, "webmaster-Kracked_P_P" <>

   We need to keep it with the
needed options for the 90% "average" users and not for those that are in
the last 10% or even those in the last 1% or less users that do so
complex work that the "average" user could not figure out why this is
being done or even how to do such a thing even with the needed
I totally disagree.

If user is unable to do something he wants with open documentation, then this
is documentation fault. It should be fixed (made clear, verbose, use
screenshots or anything), not feature should be disabled.

There are many ways to speed up opening of programs. Some features may be
delayed or loaded on request. Application can be modularized - core features
are loaded by default, other are loaded only if user wants them (take a look
at LaTeX, GNU R, Miranda (instant messenger), even Mozilla Firefox to some

*Removing* features is total no-go, because it will drive away these users who
need them. And I don't think that LO is application only for 90% of it's
current users.
Best regards
Mirosław Zalewski

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