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On 17 September 2015 at 14:04, Andreas Säger <> wrote:
Am 17.09.2015 um 13:08 schrieb James Knott:
On 09/17/2015 03:25 AM, Andreas Säger wrote:
In particular, this is not an alternative
editor for MS Office documents.

Your comments are contrary to the experiences of many who have used
LibreOffice and OpenOffice for years.

As an ODF suite, it is an alternative to MSOffice indeed. However it is
not a good alternative if you store your work in MSOffice formats all
the time. Macro compatibility is close to zero (nice try at best).

Macros are not standardised, last I checked docs are not even
disclosed or leaked. Sometimes parts of that are just
reverse-engineered.[*] In languages world semi-solutions are

Example: Imagine how great would be the C++ support in MS Visual
Studio if C++ was a secret language developed by competition...

[*] Which is not legal in some countries :)

regards, Jaroslaw Staniek

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