I am new to this list, and I subscribed to try to get some help
previously asked on the opensuse forum, but could not get a good answer
yet. I copy some of my letters sent to that list
In every month I get a kind of form, an Excel sheet which should be
filled, then printed and undersigned in the last row . The original
document is created in MS Office 2010 AFAIK, but is saved in *.xls, not
xlsx format. When I open it in LibreOffice, it looks just fine, but when
it comes to printing, the last row, the undersign, slips to a new page.
I was advised to use Kingsoft Office. This originally Chinese package
was praised to the heavens in terms of MS compatibility and usability,
so I gave it a try. Hmmm. My sheet fell apart, and while it recognized
that it was edited with Arial Narrow font, the typography was simply
ugly. The letters was in different distances from each other. I read a
lot, including forums, so I met Softmakers Freeoffice. I installed it.
The outlook is a bit vintage, but that should not be a problem. Opened
my document, looked fine, but just as for LO, the last row slipped to a
new page ( the original document fits on a single A4 page).
Pdf export seems to work. But there is an interesting thing I noticed:
Earlier we got that document for a whole year, and a month was
represented by a tab. When I exported that Excel sheet opend by LO to
Pdf, then the 1st, 3d, etc sheets were OK, that is, fit to a page, but
the even ones had the last line on a new page. Interesting, isn't it?
So is there a workaround? I would cling to LO, if possible. What is the
reason that it still cannot render a not too complicated MS document
I use LO with openSUSE 13.1 and KDE 4.13.3
Any hints and opinions are welcome.
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