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Hi :)
Just in case anyone thought i was sounding unusually knowledgeable (and about Macs!) all my stuff 
was in the snipped out bit.  It was all Alex and Ken there.  

I have just had a few days (1hour/day) on a Macbook but it's the first time i have used Mac in 
about a decade.  Wow though!  It was really nice and smooth!  It had some features that i really 
like Gnu&Linux for, such as multiple workspaces/virtual screens.  Some things were a bit upside 
down.  When you want to move a page up the screen to go on to the next page the gesture is to slide 
your fingers up.  Hmmm, now i write that it seems more logical than the Windows way!  I'm not 
likely to buy one but it's really nice to use.  
Regards from
Tom :)  

From: Ken Springer <>
Sent: Friday, 24 May 2013, 0:47
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: no answers to my question

On 5/23/13 4:44 AM, Alexander Thurgood wrote:
Le 22/05/13 20:45, Tom Davies a écrit :


Now, Pages/Numbers/Keynote support might interest more people, but for
that you would need a Mac developer with some serious time on his/her
hands and at the moment there aren't many floating around in this project.

FWIW, all three will Save As in MS Office formats, for those that need 
to share a file with someone else.  In addition, OS X allows you to save 
that file as a PDF file from the Save/Save As print dialog.

The downside of saving as MS Office format, I think you are l likely to 
lose some formatting the OS X are capable of that MS formats are not.  I 
know this is true for Keynote to PowerPoint files.

As for the other two...  I never liked Pages, just a personal 
preference, so don't use it.  But, our club newsletter creator has 
created quite the results with Pages.  I'm not sure I'd want to tackle 
it in MS Word.  As for Numbers, never used it, as to me all the 
spreadsheets may as well be identical.  I use a spreadsheet for simple 
number crunching, not a graphing program, or database program.

To my knowledge, not even other apps on OSX can open the
Pages/Numbers/Keynote files.

I have to say, some will, but you have to understand the results might 
not be what you want.  That's a problem with importing any file created 
by any program, in either direction, as I noted with Keynote files above.

One would have thought that if the problem
of interoperability with these formats was that acute, then some bright
Mac spark would have developed an app that could do just that, convert
them to something more useful.

I don't have the time to test, but possibly saving as a PDF, and then 
importing into another program may work.


Mac OS X 10.8.3
Firefox 20.0
Thunderbird 17.0.5

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