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Hi :)
I think the example might not have been a good one but the point was
valid.  There are a ton of features that almost no-one will ever use
and some that almost no-one would miss.  On the other hand sometimes
people stumble onto a feature they would never have thought about and
from then on find it immensely useful.

With MS Office it's been postulated that around 80% of the features
almost never get used.  Of the remaining 20% some never gets used by
some people and other parts never (or rarely) get used by others.  I'm
not sure if there has been a formal study to prove it or to get
precise percentages.  From what i see around me in most offices i
would say that it's more like 95% never gets used until people have
been on training courses and maybe start making more use of less
obvious features.

I am not sure what the percentages would be for LibreOffice or
OpenOffice but the idea of having Extensions to keep obscure
functionality available but out of the way of most people seems a
brilliant way of handling it and enables companies to have their
special in-house extras less tied to a single instance of a single

Hmmm, all this is waaaay off-topic for this thread though!
Regards from
Tom :)

On 16 December 2013 02:13, Kracked_P_P---webmaster
<> wrote:
On 12/15/2013 08:58 PM, som wrote:

On Sun, 15/12/13, Anton <> wrote:

  Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: LO 4.1.3
  Date: Sunday, 15 December, 2013, 3:19 AM
    The actual computer magazine c't
  OpenOffice and LibreOffice and come to the
  result that the new versions of LibreOffice (4.1.x) had
  more features than OpenOffice.
  (but often unneeded like the work counting ... never
  understodd who needs
  such features I never was asked how many words a my document


actually i am very glad to the devs for the word count feature. most of
the indexed journals (eg, lancet, bmj, nje etc) specifically mention the
number of words your document should contain. e.g, abstract of the article
should be within 300 words; original article 3000 words and like that. so,
word counting feature is definitely not "unneeded" for me!


I know of a few writers and an editor.  Having to have access to a word
count option could really help.  We pay you for 3,500 words and you give up
3,450 - not good, not good.  Of course then you use the word count to help
with the final book size.  An average of 300 words per page for a hard cover
and between 260 and 350 pages in the book is a good guide, but having a true
word count would be better. Your manuscript almost never will have the same
page, paragraph, and text formating as the finalized book from the
publisher.  Having every tool that helps you write in the format and the
size that you editor and publisher wants/needs can be very important for a
beginning author.

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