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Hi Steve

Umm!! I've not experienced this. Yes by default LO4 will load and save the new file formats, but you can change this by "File - Save as" then choose the format you want from the deopdown "Save as type" list. You can also permanently set this in "Tools - Options - Load/Save - General - Document type - Always save as". This is even true for saving in the format of MSO document types temporarily, or permanently using the latter settings.


Andrew Brown

On 24/07/2013 10:11 AM, Steve Edmonds wrote:
I just installed AOO4 today and find that this also (as well as LO4) no longer supports the older file formats and crashes a bit so I will probably stick with LO 3.6 for now.

On 2013-07-24 19:05, Andrew Brown wrote:
Hi Virgil

If I may offer my input here as I have and still use both, with my clients mainly. Apache OOo has deprecated slightly, i.e. it has not caught up to LibreOffice. In the overall basic user features there is not much difference, but OOo stagnated, being firstly involved in the merger from Sun Microsystems to Oracle, who did not do much with OOo. This created the fork to LO and the development of LO continued.

It was not until OOo was offered to Apache by Oracle, that it started to gain momentum again, but alas in my experience it is now playing catch-up with LO. One of the issues I have with my users using Apache OOo, is that they are able to open multiple single sessions of either Writer or Calc, and eventually their systems run out of resources and memory, generating a number of unnecessary service calls of complaints "my system is slow" etc. I have not experienced this with any clients using LO, and I am migrating my Apache OOo clients over to LO, due to this issue.

So my opinion, off the bat, LO is the better choice.


Andrew Brown

On 23/07/2013 09:38 PM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
Are there any known conflicts with having LO 4.0.4 and AOO 4.0 installed on the same computer? In my never-ending, obsessive (and admittedly futile) search for computing perfection, I want to try both programs to see which better meets my techno-needs.


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