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[4]: holding things back
by sorpigal on Mon 27th Jun 2011 11:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: holding things back"
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What's non-technical or retarded? The fact that many HR departments know that MS Office is the most used office suite, the best way to exchange documents, and, to some extent, the best office suite from both a technical point of view and usability?

Are you a Microsoft shill? This reads like marketing and is patently false. MS Word format isn't the "Nest way to exchange documents" - it's been PDF or Postscript for many years, if you want it to look the same everywhere and want to be sure everyone can read it.

It would be retarded to require documents in other formats.

It would be idiotic to *require* a particular format, which they do. Better to require "A format we can read," that's all. This "Word .doc only" thing started back when many different office suites were popular and HR people were tired of receiving documents they could not even open. The rule probably isn't strictly enforced if you give them a resume in a format they can deal with. I don't know of any places offhand that actually refuse to open resumes that aren't .doc or .docx.

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