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Am 13.10.2012 16:37, Dr. R. O Stapf wrote:

On 12.10.2012 01:36, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
On 11/10/12 13:27, Andreas Säger wrote:

This is not a free clone of some other program. All it can do is loading
.doc files fairly well. Please switch to this software or stay with

And with that attitude on a help list, LO is never likely to become
any sort of threat to MS Office, is it?

I also would like to comment on the "All it can do is loading .doc files
fairly well.".
I entirely switch over to LO and find especially Writer better than
Word. The styles-functionality in Writer is great. About 2 years ago I
had to put a master thesis in the right format and it was a nightmare

Read again the original posting. This is not about "better" or "worse".
It is about how to transform a customized WinWord setup to Writer.
WinWord and Writer are completely different applications. There is no, templates and styles are differently organized, the API is
completely incompatible.
Any sort of "compatibility" with WinWord is about loading .doc files
fairly well. This is much more than most other text processing
applications can do in respect to Word files. Then there is a highly
experimental "macro compatibility" which tries to map the WinWord
elements in VBA to elements of its own API. As far as I know, no other
software tries to run macros of some other application and in most cases
this does not really work. Same with loading .docx files.

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