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I noticed earlier that there was a brief mention of incompatability between libreoffice files and microsoft 
office files.  This is a major problem that has been going on for years and it is a major stumbling block to 
achieving the libreoffice goal "to eliminate the digital divide in society by giving everyone access to 
office productivity tools free of charge to enable them to participate as full citizens in the 21st 

This issue has existed for years.  Importing files from microsoft office to libreoffice corrupts 
the files and documents.  This should have been fixed by somehow cleaning the imported document, 
even if it meant some loss of formatting, during the import process.  If the above goal is to be 
taken seriously, this needs to be one of the highest priorities.  Period.

Phil Troy

Philip M. Troy, Ph.D.

Process & Quantitative Decision Support/Systems Analyst
Les Entreprises TROYWARE

Adjunct Professor of Surgery
McGill University

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