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       I still don't understand that problem of opening at the beginning
          my documents always re-open at the spot where last saved.

From: Stephen Harding <>
Date: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 10:25 AM
Subject: RE: [libreoffice-users] Question about LO Writer and "complex
To: Dan Lewis <>,

I've had no problem using Writer to create 200+ page documents with over a
hundred illustrations, annotated screen shots and drawings,  imported from
Microsoft's Visio or LO Draw (LO Draw works best) and JPEG photos.  Also
frequently use tables to show information.  The documents have many, many
cross references embedded in them and four level table of contents at the

My only gripe is when you close a document and then reopen it, it opens at
the beginning, not the point where you were working on it.

Best wishes,

Stephen Harding

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From: Dan Lewis []
Sent: 24 July 2015 16:06
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about LO Writer and "complex

On 07/24/2015 09:31 AM, Tom Williams wrote:
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

      Is the problem with Complex documents really about the complexity, or
is it about using LO and?Word on a complex document?
      I have been working with ODF Authors to create documentation for and then LibreOffice. I consider these document to be


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