I only can use Virgil's word "I hate to say it" but Virgil is right. File compatibility is very
important in our daily business world where we need to exchange editable files within our company
and also with external partners.
Whenever I need to exchange files with MSO formats, I additionally attach a pdf-file or ask for
pdf-file as reference. This is a reduction of productivity - I am willing to take I, but how many
Although I am aware that it is not an easy task and requires dev work, LibO must achieve more than
a high compatibility with MSO formats. I keep fingers crossed.
On 2012-11-19 07:37, VA wrote:
I hate to say it, but I think in business MS compatibility is THE paramount concern. When I was
working for a large business, I used LibO only for documents I knew I didn't have to share with
others. For anything that had to be used by others, I used MS Office.
I realize that LibO is highly compatible with MS Office, but "highly" often isn't enough. In my
experience there were enough incompatibilities that it just wasn't worth the hassle of trying to
clean up documents sent back and forth between the two office suites.
File format compatibility is far more important than similar user interfaces or command
structures. I would say file compatibility is the primary reason companies keep buying MS Office.
-----Original Message----- From: Pedro
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2012 5:25 PM
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: OpenOffice to be dumped in Freiburg ?
Which part of that do you not understand?
You are correct that I didn't notice the second option (apologies for that).
I wrongly assumed it was another ooo link
But redirecting a LibreOffice issue to an ooo forum doesn't make any sense.
And this is a LibreOffice issue. So much so that TDF's Director bothered to
answer (unfortunately in German)
There are some translations in the comments.
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