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OOo and MS Word/Powerpoint documents compatibility

Postby rfe777 » Tue May 04, 2010 8:12 pm

Hello everyone

I'm considering whether to replace Microsoft Office with OpenOffice - the high price of the whole Office package is way to much for me. My main uses of Office are Word and Powerpoint, mostly word, and before I make the switch I wanted to know if OpenOffice supports all forms of Word and Powerpoint documents and Presentations without any problems or incompatibilities.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

TIA
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Re: About OpenOffice and Word/Powerpoint documents/presentat

Postby RoryOF » Tue May 04, 2010 8:22 pm

If you must have Word/Powerpoint compatibility without any problems then you must use them. OOo is not an MS Office clone - it handles its documents and presentations very well, but there are losses both going to and from Office formats for other than simple layouts.
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