Linked by lemur2 on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 22:30 UTC
Features, Office The Calligra Office Suite has announced its second snapshot release. The project, which is a fork of KOffice, is building a suite of productivity and creativity applications and is working towards its first formal end-user release due in October. The project is seeking feedback from end users particularly in the area of usability of the GUI. With this snapshot Calligra Office Words is claiming better compatibility with .docx than LibreOffice, and also claims to be approaching the best compatibility with legacy .doc formats.
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holding things back
by stabbyjones on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 05:18 UTC
stabbyjones
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2008-04-15

The two things holding open office suites back for me is the poor docx conversion and horrid interfaces.

The old ms office style of menu after menu is overkill and a horrid waste of time. It doesn't have to be a ribbon, it just has to use the space better.

The final step is to make sure I can open my resume and it looks the same as it does in Word.

Technically this isn't totally their fault; but Microsoft makes it very easy for people to keep relying on Office. When they can't open documents they've created earlier and print out an exact replica they go right back to Office.

Office OpenXML really pisses me off...

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