Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Oct 2010 20:48 UTC
Microsoft Most websites glossed over this, but we didn't. Silverlight, once touted as Microsoft's answer to Adobe's Flash, has been retooled from its original purpose. Microsoft is betting big on HTML5 instead, turning Silverlight into the development platform for Windows Phone, and that's it. So... Silverlight is dead - long live Silerlight?
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RE[2]: If Only
by Neolander on Sat 30th Oct 2010 12:53 UTC in reply to "RE: If Only"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

In Microsoft’s defence, when you run Office 2010 for the first time it asks you if you want to use ODF or DOCX formats.

And what if you want to use DOC 2000/XP in order to be compatible with what most people use ? I mean... Last time I checked, OO compatibility with docx was poor and office compatibility with ODF was awful. Doc is just the universal format of today when you don't have high demands and can't send read-only files (otherwise, PDF is the way to go anyway =))

Edited 2010-10-30 12:58 UTC

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RE[3]: If Only
by lemur2 on Sat 30th Oct 2010 13:06 in reply to "RE[2]: If Only"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Last time I checked, OO compatibility with docx was poor and office compatibility with ODF was awful.


If one was going to use "poor" to describe OO compatibility with docx (which is possibly fair enough), then one needs a many-times-over stronger word than "awful" to describe MS Office compatibility with ODF.

If two users, one with OpenOffice and the other with MS Office, are exchanging files, then the user with OpenOffice is the one who is going to have a lot less trouble of the two.

Edited 2010-10-30 13:07 UTC

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RE[3]: If Only
by MollyC on Mon 1st Nov 2010 07:42 in reply to "RE[2]: If Only"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

I don't have Word 2010, but Word 2007 allows the user to set an option indicating what the default "Save" format should be. Including the old .doc format. As well as .rtf, .odt, .docx, .html, .mhtml, .txt, .xml, etc...

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RE[4]: If Only
by lemur2 on Mon 1st Nov 2010 08:43 in reply to "RE[3]: If Only"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I don't have Word 2010, but Word 2007 allows the user to set an option indicating what the default "Save" format should be. Including the old .doc format. As well as .rtf, .odt, .docx, .html, .mhtml, .txt, .xml, etc...


It is just a pity that the Word 2007 .odt format doesn't work with anything but Word. Strangely enough, every other implementation of .odt on the planet is far more interoperable.

In a similar-in-some-ways but different fashion, the Word 2007 .docx format is not OOXML.

Amazing consistency, really. Kind of an anything-but-a-standard approach to non-interoperability. Also a kind of see-if-we-can-get-odt-to-be-seen-as-not-interoperable sabotage. Microsoft do it well.

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