On 4/29/13 12:43 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
In MS Office styles are an excessive waste of time. You just have to accept
that documents will have changing fonts, bullet-point sizes, misnumbering
> in lists and even changes in language used by spell checkers.
Are you saying the styles area a waste of time, or Office? LOL
When I first got started with Office, and got into styles, the program
was a total mess. Often I couldn't even save a doc without Word
crashing, and way too many times, I would lose half of a document.
Sometimes, I even had to start over.
Then a new version came out, and things worked pretty good, and once I
got a handle on styles and formatting there, I can't say I had any
problems. I'm talking about writing various in house plans. It was
also an Office only environment.
LO, on the other hand, baffles me more than Word ever did. I have to
own up to not working very hard with styles and formatting yet. Have no
reason to learn it, and haven't taken the time to just sit down with it.
But, just last night, found an issue with outlines in the current
version. And it's a situation that should never have happened, and
should have been fixed long ago. I've seen enough of these recurring
things that I've started looking at alternatives, including commercial
As I noted in private email, LO still has not assigned two bugs I filed
to anyone yet. They are classified a low priority. As I mentioned, the
issues are *not* low priority to me, so if they don't want to fix them,
I'll pay for a program where the developers do care to fix the low
> you see a rise in quality and productivity. Then show how changing
the defaults ripples
In LibreOffice just start by using the default ones. Don't even set-up new ones. Instantly
> through the whole document but keeps it looking very high quality.>
> that anyone insisting on higher quality is seen as a fuddy-duddy,
someone to ignore and
The problem is that people have become so accustomed to the poor quality of documents
> ridicule even if that person is in authority.
Mac OS X 10.8.3
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