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Le 16/09/2015 20:20, Robert Watt a écrit :

Hi Robert,

The latest version of LibreOffice will work on your Mac Mini with
Yosemite. You can install versions from the AppStore, or else download
them from the LibreOffice web site. Some people have reported
differences in behaviour or bugs in the AppStore versions, as these are
built slightly differently from the currently available downloads on the
LibreOffice website by a private company.

In terms of how well it handles Microsoft Office document formats : well
it depends, on the whole pretty well, but there are still some (for some
people too many) issues, and no doubt always will be. No import / export
filter is perfect.

As for comment management, there are issues there too, especially when
moving from one format to the other, but Office 2011 for Mac (which
costs a damn sight more), doesn't even handle comments properly between
Mac and Windows ! Perhaps things are better with the latest offering
from Microsoft with Office 2016, but that still has a cost (and
currently requires a yearly subscription to Office 365).

Nothing is perfect, but it should be good enough, especially if the OU
tech support are recommending it as a possibility. I am somewhat
surprised that the OU hasn't embraced the government's own mandate for
use of the ODF standard, but I guess old habits die hard amongst the
teaching profession.


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