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WE do need to have some document comparing MSO [2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013] with LibreOffice as part of a Marketing Tool. We need to be able to show our users that what they are using MSO for, they can use LO to do the same.

There are many advantages in using LO instead of MSO, besides the price of the software, and we need to have some "official" list/document from LO/TDF that describes these advantages.

YES - I would like to see a chart comparing features with MSO. The last one I used was MSO2003, but we need to have LO compared to MSO 2010/13 as well. 2010 is the current version and we need to compare LO with MS's current package. It would be nice to get a MSO2013 beta and see how LO compares with that package.

I know that there are differences in the UI, but the functions are the important part. Import/Export filters. MSO does not have a Draw style package, as far as I remember. Things like that.

On 11/14/2012 09:05 AM, Dr. R. O Stapf wrote:
Paying special attention to the Styles Chapters is definitely
     important; maybe the most important chapters to look at.A guidance for LibO beginners could 
help to move people from MSO to
     LibO. I observe that many people are sticking with MSO because with
     huge efforts they learned to use MSO (most often just very basics)
     and don't want to take an effort to learn something new without a
     good guidance.On 2012-11-14 20:38, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi:)I think just working through the "Getting Started" guide helps
         hugely.Pay special attention to the Styles had to help someone tidy up a Word 
document yday and it was a
         total Pita.Fortunately they are very unfamiliar with
         MS-anything so;1.They didn't do so many of the weirdnesses that people learn
         to use to really stuff-up their documents and make them
         unreadable to everyone that isn't using their system2.There is some hope of pushing them 
straight into using LORegards fromTom :)
From:Dr. R. O Stapfreinhold@stapf-online.comTo:users@global.libreoffice.orgSent:Wednesday, 14 
November 2012, 8:00Subject:Re: [libreoffice-users] Word 2003 to Libre Writer -
                     Comparison Chart
When I wrote my comment I was not thinking about the
                 change of a font, but getting something whichhelps to understand how Writer work 
and a support to
                 "unlearn" Word. I am currently struggling withunlearning Word and Power Point.On 
2012-11-13 22:56, VA wrote:Yes, MS completely redesigned the user interface
                 with Word 2007, so anychart made for Word 2003 could be very different
                 for one made for Word 2007.I'm not sure how effective a chart would be, for
                 LibO and Word, in manyways, just think differently. LibO uses not only
                 paragraph styles but alsopage styles, which is a completely foreign concept
                 to MS. So, it's not justabout hitting a sequence of mouse clicks in the
                 right order; it's aboutrelearning how to create, edit, and format
                 documents. There are typicallyseveral ways to accomplish a task, and the LibO
                 method that is most likeWord may not be the best way to get things done. To
                 get the most out ofLibO, you might find yourself having to
                 deliberately unlearn Word. To besure, you can find things in the Writer menu that
                 are similar to the Wordmenu, but the power of an office suite comes in
                 learning how the programthinks, which is working at a deeper level than
                 simply selecting a font froma drop-down box, etc.Virgilps. Can someone "fix" the 
annoying feature of this
                 list that you must hit "reply all" to send areply to the list? I'm constantly 
sending out
                 duplicates of my messages because my first one onlywent to one person. No other 
list I belong to has
                 that behavior. My apologies to Dr. Stapf for thererun.-----Original Message----- 
From: Dr. R. O StapfSent: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 2:22 AMTo:users@global.libreoffice.orgSubject: 
Re: [libreoffice-users] Word 2003 to Libre
                 Writer - Comparison ChartI know that the creation of such a tool would take
                 very important dev resources, but it would be agood tool to promote LIbO 
Writer.But why to compare with Word 2003? As far as I know
                 a big change has taken place with Word 2007 (or2010?)/On 2012-11-13 02:27, charles 
meyer wrote:Hi Folks,MS Word has a comparison chart which shows you
                 how to perform certaintasks in Word compared to how you effect them
                 in WordPerfect.It's an easy chart to check (and learn) Word if
                 you've been a WordPerfect user.Ex. Ctrl/F8 will perform a certain task in
                 WordPerfect but that sametask is done with different function key
                 combinations in WordI was wondering if anyone has come across a
                 similar comparison chartfor Libre Writer and Word, especially Word
                 2003?The chart would show how a task is done in Word
                 and then next to itwould reveal how that task is done in Libre
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