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On 26/03/2016 11:43, Tom Davies wrote:

2.  Btw does anyone happen to know if all OpenOffice templates held on their sites have been 
copied to the LibreOffice site?

They haven't and at least some of them probably won't be, due to the
license that they are distributed under.

Does anyone know if it might be possible to convert MS Office templates so that they could be 
used by both us and by
OpenOffice people?

The first issue one runs into, when converting templates for MSO, is the
license that the MSO template is distributed under.

The second issue that on runs into, is a reliance upon VBA.

the blockers people occasionally cite as a reason they couldn't possibly migrate away from MS.

You'd need to probe more deeply, but my sense is that the usual reason
templates are cited as a reason to not move, is because of a major
financial investment in those templates, coupled with a lack of existing
templates that provide the same functionality for LibO, AOO, etc.

By major financial investment, I'm referring to templates that
individually have an MSRP of US$100, or more.


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