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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It's not Calligra Office...
by boudewijn on Mon 27th Jun 2011 12:45 UTC
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But called the Calligra Suite -- and not for nothing. There's much more than just office applications in the suite. And at least Krita is already used by professional artists for their work :-). Plan is pretty unique in the free software world, as is Kexi, actually. Lots of good stuff in Calligra, making it well worth checking out.

As for the whole train wreck of a "if it's not by MS, it's not good enough" discussion... We know we've got a way to go, we don't support export to either the binary or the ooxml Microsoft Office file formats yet. So for these documents, it's viewing or conversion to OpenDocument. Personally, I never have had any trouble with OpenOffice to share .doc documents with editors or sending in my CV as .doc created with OpenOffice -- but maybe my CV (though very impressive content-wise, of course) isn't in a complicated enough format.

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