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At 06:31 24/07/2015 -0700, Tom Williams wrote:
... I've read many comments about whether or not LibreOffice is a good alternative to MS Office. Some say yes, others say no. One common comment made by those who say no is Writer isn't good for "complex documents". For "basic" word processing, it's fine. Question: in what ways does LO Writer "fail" at editing or creating "complex documents"?

I've submitted an LO Writer bug where Writer didn't handle Word documents with pages with different page orientations well. I was helping a friend with a term paper and most of the paper was in portrait orientation, but a few pages were in landscape. LO Writer treated the entire document as either portrait or landscape but couldn't handle the mixture of both.

It's worth saying that you are mixing your ideas here. This experience is not about LibreOffice's facility at creating or editing (text) documents with mixed page orientations, but about how it can handle whatever Microsoft Word puts in its proprietary file formats to encode similar structures. That may well matter to you, but it has little to do with how good LibreOffice may be at achieving this particular structure.

You surely cannot believe that it is at all difficult to create and edit text documents with mixed page orientations in LibreOffice?

Brian Barker

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