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MS free - 1 year and OO.o is a big part

Postby DrewJensen » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:57 pm

From an article at ITtoolbox by Mike Kavis
With those two issues aside, which represents about 1% of my overall usage on my laptop, my Open Source experience was nearly flawless. Open Office worked remarkably well both receiving Microsoft Office files and creating files in Office format. I exchanged literally thousands of documents between Microsoft Office and Open Office. I never encountered a single issue with Word and Excel and occasionally encountered minor formatting issues with Power Point files. The formatting issues where nothing more then some minor placement issues which probably occurred less then 5% of the time.

You can find the full article at
http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/eai/madgreek ... ater-25078
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Re: MS free - 1 year and OO.o is a big part

Postby acknak » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:31 pm

I exchanged literally thousands of documents between Microsoft Office and Open Office. I never encountered a single issue with Word and Excel...

I'm very surprised to hear that, given it's the most common problem raised here (no stats, just my subjective guess).

Of course, it depends heavily on what documents you're working with, and whether they're being edited across suites, or simply read.

Anyway, nice to hear a success story for a change ;-)
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