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Hi Owen

Owen Genat wrote

Pedro wrote
I think you are being an Open Source fundamentalist. Creating and using
macros doesn't drag you to the dark side of the force...
No. But as Michael Meeks indicated (also linked upthread) it does make
interoperability, portability, and transitioning from one product to
another /significantly/ more difficult.

Yes, it does. So the only step forward is for the FLOSS community
(LO/AOO/etc) to SOLVE it. Some automated tool to convert Macros from VBA to
BASIC has to be implemented, otherwise this will ALWAYS be an obstacle.

Quoting the article on the Toulouse migration to LibreOffice you posted in
another email: "Exemptions were granted to allow some staff to keep
Microsoft Word on their desktops together with LibreOffice [...] The
exemptions were given because some Word macros and sophisticated Excel files
could not be reproduced in LibreOffice or other open source productivity


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