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On 05/05/2013 05:01 AM, Milos Sramek wrote:

I observe that LibreOffice and MS Office display even simple documents, containing just a few paragraphs with numbered and bulleted lists, differently. These differences are from both sides: a document is created in LO, stored in odf and opened in MSO (2013) and vice versa: created in MSO, stored in docx and opened in LO.

I would like to understand the situation and to know
- if it is just a bug (perhaps on both sides)
- if some standard local settings are applied, which result in different display - if it is a fundamental problem residing deep in the ODF and OOXML standards
- if the reason is somewhere else

Do you have an idea?

For Writer's .docx display, the developers had to create the driver/filter from scratch, since MS does not offer hardly any information about their format. MS wanted it to be the "International Standard" but they would not provide all of the needed "openness" needed for other to use it. As of MSO's display of .odt, well itis the same mindset. MS decided to go their own way with their use of that file format. Personally, I think MS is deliberatelymaking "issues" to "prove" that the ODF does not, and will not, work as a International Standard and people should not use it [and buy MSO instead of using FOSS packages like LO].

ODF is fully open and fully defined

OOXML is not fully open and not fully defined due to proprietary format information that is included with it [as far as I have been told].

Also, if I was going to send documents back and forth between a LO user and MSO user, I would use the older formats like .doc and the other from pre MSO 2007 format changes.

by the way.
MSO 2013 can read MSO 2010 .docx files.
MSO 2010 may not be able to read MSO 2013 files.
The same goes with MSO 2007 and 2010.
MS keeps changing their OOXML formats with every new version of Office.

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