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RE: [vox] Open Office vs MS
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RE: [vox] Open Office vs MS

But how much of the formatting is retained when you open an MSOffice doc in
OO ... and then when you re-save it back to MSWord?  And how complex of
formatting codes can oo handle?

> -----Original Message-----
> I have been working with OpenOffice and comparing
> with MS Office2000.  Have been able to import and
> export, as long as I save my OpenOffice docuemnts
> as .doc  otherwise, if I just save, I get junk
> when opening in MS word2000
> On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Richard Burkhart wrote:
> >
> > >From my limited experience (I need to load OO at home and
> experiment some
> > more), OpenOffice still doesn't have the MS Office format locked down
> > perfectly.
> >
> > The "open standards" battle cry is all well and good ... as is
> open office
> > "almost" reading MS Office perfectly ... unless you're like me
> - a technical
> > editor in a Windows (MS Office)-only company, who needs to be
> able to take
> > work home and keep the formatting from becoming hashed in translation.
> >
> > (And if there's anyone out there who knows of a
> documentation/graphics/etc.
> > job in a company more open to open standards, please let me
> know ... I've
> > been at this place long enough)
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > I like the Quicktime plugin, but I have to agree with you
> that the other
> > > plugins are not much use to me. Even the Quicktime plugin has given me
> > > grief. As far as the M$ Office plugins go, I have OpenOffice
> installed, so
> > > that takes care of any office documents I may come across.
> >
> > I've pulled paid for & pulled down Crossover Office, and am
> testing it with
> > Word 97 ... so far things seem to work as advertised.  Excel 97
> has issues
> > with opening files, and a few other features.  Also having some
> issues with
> > getting the installer to *erase* word/excel 97 so I can try out
> Word 2k, but
> > that might be a mistake I made during installation.
> >
> >
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