You have that many more people to educate about OO/LO and FOSS in general...martin_l_77084 wrote:More and more of the people that I communicate with are sending me MS Office 7 & 10 documents that I need to be able to open and edit.
martin_l_77084 wrote:More and more of the people that I communicate with are sending me MS Office 7 & 10 documents that I need to be able to open and edit.
kingfisher wrote:Some people are even arrogant and stupid enough to send documents created by MSFT Publisher.
eugenej wrote:kingfisher wrote:Some people are even arrogant and stupid enough to send documents created by MSFT Publisher.
Or maybe it has nothing to do with stupidity or arrogance, maybe Publisher is the software that's on their computer, so that's what they use. As an IT professional if I can't deal with a particular file format a client sends, then that's my problem not there's.
The only times I've ever recommended a client use a different format, is when it will improve the quality of the finished product (eps, ai etc. instead of jpg for example)
The attitudes on this thread, and many others like it, are quite astounding.
"docx" is the default document format produced by the most popular office suite, if OpenOffice can't handle it properly that is a problem with OpenOffice, end of story.
My clients should not have to alter their workflow because I'm too stupid or arrogant to deal with the document types they send me.
floris v wrote:Use MSO for MSO users, and OO for OO users.
Gopan Kesavan at thehindubusinessline.com on December 29, 2013 wrote: As we all know, the process of e-filing taxes is now pretty easy. Download the relevant form from the income tax e-filing website, key in the details, click buttons to validate, calculate taxes and upload the generated returns file. One can also pay taxes online.
But there is a small problem. Something many of us probably know by now. The forms are in Microsoft Excel file format.
The Excel “macro” feature used in tax forms released by the Income Tax department means that free software — such as OpenOffice, LibreOffice, etc. that otherwise support Microsoft Excel files, not to mention cheaper alternatives from Microsoft itself, like MS Office Starter Edition — cannot be used on those forms.
In short, any tax payer trying to file income tax online in India has a fairly expensive dependency on Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Windows.
Glyn Moody at computerworlduk.com on 10 December 13 wrote:Readers with good memories may remember various key fights over the years that were largely about ODF and OOXML. The first round culminated in the extraordinarily shoddy fast-tracking of OOXML through the ISO standards process. Then we had a big battle over open standards in general, which also involved ODF and OOXML, where the UK government performed a dizzying series of U-turns.
That was over two years ago, and it struck me that after years of sound and fury, and all the work the open source community put into supporting ODF and open standards, we have recently heard nothing about the use of ODF by the UK government. That is, OOXML seems to have won be default. Indeed, it is striking that practically every document from the UK government is in OOXML format: for a while, there was an attempt to offer ODF formats too, but clearly people in UK government have given up even pretending to be fair here.
But now, it seems, we are to have another chance to persuade the UK government to provide a level playing field for open standards, open source and ODF:
Paula Rooney at zdnet.com on August 15, 2012 wrote:Microsoft on Monday indicated in a blog that its next version of Office 2013 will offer robust interoperability with ODF 1.2 and PDF and this could be a nice deal for OpenOffice backers.
In a blog, executives said Office 2013 will offer interoperability support for all ODF 1.2 specifications including spreadsheet formulas and digital signatures, two of the most significant advancements in the OASIS Open Document Format 1.2 standard formally published in January.
Gray Knowlton at (M$)blogs.office.com on August 13, 2012 wrote:Microsoft continues to lead in giving customers choice and flexibility in file format standards and interoperability. With these enhancements, Microsoft Office now provides full read and write support for the most commonly used document format standards, including ISO/IEC 29500 (Strict Open XML and Transitional Open XML), ISO 32000 (PDF), and OASIS ODF 1.2. So no matter which of these formats your documents are in today, you will be able to work with them in the next release of Office. And you will be able to save your Office documents in any of these formats, providing the broadest options for document format interoperability.
RoryOF wrote:Then acquire MS Office.
unix-cowboy wrote:OO "used" to be able to open docx extensions since ver 3.? ( don't remember the actual version )
Recently I upgraded to ver 4.0.1 and lost the ability to read docx files...
I run win XP and Vista and 7 - all 3 windows lost the ability to convert....
I removed 4.x and reinstalled it - no go...
I removed 4.x and installed 3.4 - still no go...
what happened ??
unix-cowboy wrote:I have 2 people who create docx files because they use Macs or Apples.
Not their fault MS has screwed up the extensions...
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