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Re: OT: Massachusetts Verdict: MS Office Formats Out



On Thu, 2005-29-09 at 22:50 +0930, Tim wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-09-28 at 14:26 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:
> > When I use OpenOffice, and want to save something that I created using
> > MS Office, I find that it frequently wants to warn me that
> > I may be losing some special features. For this reason,
> > I have abandoned using OO for editing stuff created with MSO.
> > 
> > I don't know enough about these things to know whether anything
> > in the files are actually at risk, but rather than lose them,
> > I re-boot to Windows and do the editing there.
> 
> Do a test...  Usually, the warnings about things like how some document
> formats mightn't support some styling effects, might not do tabs or
> margins in the same way, etc.
> 
Precisely why a standard format was needed.



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