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[7]: holding things back
by saynte on Sun 26th Jun 2011 14:24 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: holding things back"
saynte
Member since:
2007-12-10

I don't see how buying Office to produce .doc files is a bad recommendation. It is the most reliable way to do so, currently.

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RE[8]: holding things back
by lemur2 on Mon 27th Jun 2011 00:08 in reply to "RE[7]: holding things back"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I don't see how buying Office to produce .doc files is a bad recommendation. It is the most reliable way to do so, currently.


Buying MS Office to open files received from elsewhere, however, is the least reliable way to do so, currently.

There is no impediment to your buying MS Office and installing an alternative like LibreOffice alongside it. Furthermore, if you do this and your competitior does not and installs MS office only, then you have given your company a better capability, and hence a competitive edge, at zero cost.

Therefore, recommending exclusive use of MS Office is an extremely bad recommendation. If you were my IT consultant and you tried to tell me that I should install MS Software only, I would immediately dump you and go elsewhere.

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