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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] KOffice Suite

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 13:06:53 -0800 (PST)
> I do think people care a lot about it! As a student I am
> required to submit my papers as a microsoft document. Mr
> Jones, who works in an office is required to turn in a excel
> sheet of business transaction, he needs MS compatibility.
> his wife Sue Jones, writes down her cooking recipes to email
> to her sister-in-law, she needs MS Compatibility. Bobby
> Jones, their loving son, has to submit power point projects
> and essays to his high school. He needs MS Compatibility.

Okay so the Jones family is a hurtin' bunch. :D

Point taken. Let's agree we need reasonable compatibility but let's focus on personal usage rather than enterprise usage.

> Enterprise or not, you need MS Compat any time that you
> step out of the linux world, so unless the entire network of
> people around you are using ODT, then you'll need to use
> DOC.

Well, as I said, I am required to maintain full compatibility. I don't fight windmills. I use the required apps natively in a virtual machine. I have no illusions about using non Windows apps to put my beans on the table. :) I think anybody who needs 100% compatibility needs to be realistic.

With that said, often I open MS docs in LO, but only to browse. I don't trust any alleged compatibility claims to acutally change such documents. If I am asked to modify an MS doc then I start my virtual machine.

> Jeepers creepers, Calvin, just the other day you were
> screaming to use markup languages for documentation... :D
> I will try and be more reserved. Take everything I say with
> a grain of salt. I do like you quite a lot Darrell, you are
> an asset to the team!

Likewise. Wrangling with you young whipper snappers keeps my mind sharper than I might otherwise be. :)