And now for some vaguely on-topic off-topicality: OOo 3.2

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 11:41:33 GMT 2010


On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 11:38 AM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 16 February 2010 11:03, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> No, not so, I'm afraid - it's the Word imaging model. E.g. fonts
>> depend on the selected printer as Word offers the printer's built-in
>> fonts in addition to Windows'.
>> Try installing a generic/text-only printer, selecting it, and then
>> exploring Word's formatting options...
>> This is, arguably, correct behaviour. What 2007 does, or OO.o, I don't know.
>
>
> It's plausibly correct behaviour if documents are written for printing
> and never to be shared other than perhaps inside a single office on
> sneakernet. It's broken, and a notorious pain in the backside, when
> documents are being widely emailed around and are frequently never
> printed at all. It's Word being stuck in the early nineties. That OOo
> does not do this, and leaves your text where you put it, is the
> absence of a bug.

Cannot disagree.

I said "arguably", not "I would argue..." :¬) Significant difference, that...

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