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Hi Mark an others like Tom,

first of all there seams to be a misunderstanding. I meant with
template a guide given by the teacher
to me, as a layout the teachers expect the results will have.
So not the technical term for it, it's just a document in the docx format.

second I see myself since two weeks now in an university environement
with all new things, new people I meet
and a lot of impressions.

And one of the things I have to deal with is that they all work on
microsoft desktops and microsoft office software.
And I got a lot documents I have to read, and write a lot of papers,
and with a lot of them a template (see above) is provided.

I ran into problems when the template (yes in docx) format is not read
properly, and that's why I did not get the results right.

And yes, I think "LibreOffice is useless because it can't fully
understand a format defined by a private company".
You can publish about, go to court to start a trial against that
private company, but that is useless. It's the simple reality, that
almost everyone is using their software.

Nonetheless, I will do the following:

a. whenever I can I will provide the results in PDF format. But that
won't solve the problem when LibreOffice does not read the tables good
in the first place.

b. what should I ask the institute what format is best? I've
understood that the ODF format is not supported by MS Office. What
I already spoke to several people about the use of english terms, and
they are used a lot on the university. I do not have a problem with
that, but I'm living in the Netherlands, and everyone should speak and
write dutch. But I think I'm losing that battle also. And I have to
use all of my energy for my work for the university....

c. I will provide a bug report. With stripped data. I really think
that the importing and exporting "foreign" formats like docx, and
especially the different versions of it, is very important. You speak
about different versions. I know with Samba, the project leaders are
provided the latest details from microsoft about the different
versions SMB2, 2.1 and 3 to get maximal compatibility. Isn't that
possible with their docx format?

Stef Bon

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