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       As for me, I much prefer to use LO.

       Although it's not compatible with MSFT; this makes it difficult to
send a document to someone.
          I will then - if a small document, copy/paste into an e-mail or
         save as MSFT to send to them -

       and while so doing, I'm thinking, why, oh why, doesn't everyone
download LO -
          I eliminated this compatibility problem with PPs by merely
switching to videos  ;-)

       AND a definite plus for LO, when these inane MSFT hold-outs make
their documents, then send to me ... when I open in LO then save as such,
the KBs are drastically reduced ... ... ... (I guess that's due to all the
gobbledygook which MSFT adds to their program for whatever reason)

       I'm not sure what you consider a complex document, but my documents
run the gamut from pamphlets to books with images scattered throughout &
sometimes tables ... and tables are so much easier to do in LO yet next to
impossible to line up in MsFT; these really frustrate me when I have to
save as MSFT to send out  ;-)
          [I'll sometimes photograph them so they can be sent as an image
 ;-) ]

       Well, that's my experience,

From: Tom Williams <>
Date: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 8:31 AM
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Question about LO Writer and "complex
To: "" <>

Greetings!  With all of the recent discussion about Linux being a viable
alternative to Windows, in today's computing world, 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"?

Does anyone here have any experience with LO Writer and "complex
documents"?  If so, what has your experience been (either good or bad)?

I know I haven't actually defined "complex documents" but I haven't seen
any definition of that in any of the comments I've read either.  So,
I'll leave the definition up to whatever you would consider a "complex
document".  :)

I've submitted on 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. I think that's been fixed, since I reported the bug.
That's been about my only experience with a "complex document".



"The other" Tom

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Stay with me... Sway with me.../

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