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On 05/06/2013 02:15 PM, Doug wrote:
On 05/06/2013 12:11 PM, Urmas wrote:
"Milos Sramek":

I observe that LibreOffice and MS Office display even simple documents, containing just a few paragraphs with numbered and bulleted lists, differently. I would like to understand the situation and to know

This is an intentional strategy of vendor lock-in using ODF document formats. The competitive formats are implemented not fully or with deliberate errors
Is this also true if you use MS 1997~2003 .doc format? And if not, then why not use that format?


Every MSO will work fine with .doc from 2003 through 2013.
Most FOSS packages work well with it as well.

For me, if I need to deal with MSO users, 99% should have 2003 or later so I am 99% sure that any .doc file will work fine with their version of MSO. I do not send .docx in case the user runs 2003. That is where I stopped getting MSO.

I have a lady who sends me, and everyone else her .docx files that are unreadable by anyone that does not have the newest MSO. Since she does not want anyone to edit it, I told her about using PDF file instead, or at least .doc files.

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