Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Apr 2011 21:27 UTC
Features, Office Over the weekend, Oracle basically announced its defeat in the competition with the community-created fork of OpenOffice, LibreOffice. Oracle will cease all commercial development of OpenOffice, and will turn it into a purely community-based project.
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The issue is that I couldn't recommended OpenOffice to a student knowing full well he might one day run into the 1% problem, regardless of whether I tell him to send resumes in PDF and also follow instructions x y and z. People can be told instructions and then later ignore them.

If they send their resume with the latest version of MS Office and the potential employer is still on an older version, the document format with be garbled anyway. Using MS Office is nowhere near a 100% guarantee for compatibility (which goes to show the sorry state of current office suites, even without going out of a single vendor products).

The only sensible advice is sending the resume as PDF (which at least LibreOffice can export to out of the box).

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