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On 04/30/2018 03:02 PM, Tim-L wrote:
I started this thread with the notice of someone on a Facebook post 
wondering how to default to saving to MS Word format.

Yes, a "crusade" to get schools to make the switch to Open Document 
Formats should be looked into.  But that is not what was implied in 
the thread I originally talked about.

I was only responding to the suggestion that the problem you were trying 
to solve -- how to default to an MSO format -- was misdirected, when the 
"real problem" was that schools use MSO rather than LO. When all I need 
to do is get a final exam to my students in the next two days, I don't 
have time for FOSS crusades.

I recall back in the day, the mantra of IT managers was that, nobody 
ever got fired for buying IBM. I suspect a similar attitude exists today 
with MSO.

I remember  many, many years ago when the government office where I 
worked switched from WordPerfect to MS Word. The outcry from the 
proficient WordPerfect users was deafening.

I can only imagine the mutiny that might result if a major institution 
announced that it was switching all of its computers from the familiar 
MSO to LibreOffice. Now, I love LO as much as the next FOSS user, but 
that love has come from constant use since the days when it was 
StarOffice. I have invested the time to learn the program and customize 
it for my use with styles, templates, etc. I wouldn't fault an MSO user 
from feeling completely ambushed if his employer were to declare that he 
had to switch to LO.


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