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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RE[2]: holding things back
by stabbyjones on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 06:47 UTC in reply to "RE: holding things back"
stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

People don't need to edit it, I do. I keep it up do date and export to PDF when I need to send it to someone.

My current version was built off a Word template given to me by a friend in recruiting about 4 years ago now. It looks great in Word but has never formatted correctly in OpenOffice or now Libre Office. That's why I want better conversion for old documents.

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RE[3]: holding things back
by Neolander on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 06:53 in reply to "RE[2]: holding things back"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Indeed, this is a valid use case ;) Although for something as short as a resume, I'd personally just redo the template once in OpenOffice, save it in doc 97, and be relatively happy with it forever. No need to keep broken documents around.

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RE[4]: holding things back
by lemur2 on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 13:05 in reply to "RE[3]: holding things back"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Indeed, this is a valid use case ;) Although for something as short as a resume, I'd personally just redo the template once in OpenOffice, save it in doc 97, and be relatively happy with it forever. No need to keep broken documents around.


I recently had occasion to update my CV, because of an upcoming internal vacancy. I worked on it at work (admittedly using Office 2003 on Windows XP) and at home using LibreOffice 3.3.2 running under Kubuntu Natty Narwhal.

It was rendered on-screen and printed exactly the same in either program.

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RE[3]: holding things back
by _txf_ on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 19:30 in reply to "RE[2]: holding things back"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

<troll> real men use latex for true formatting simplicity</troll>

trolling aside, latex is quite good for documents that you don't have to share in an editable state.

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