basic - continued

Tero Pesonen ubuntu-users at tpesonen.net
Sat Feb 6 15:31:55 GMT 2010


On Sat, 2010-02-06 at 15:23 +0000, Chris Jones wrote:
> On 6 Feb 2010, at 2:07pm, Tero Pesonen wrote:
> 
> > On Sat, 2010-02-06 at 13:50 +0000, Chris Jones wrote:
> >>> 
> >>> 6) Try opening a docx file with Word 2003 and you'll run into new levels
> >>> of frustration, but try doing the same with the OO Word processor and
> >>> you'll be pleasantly surprised. There is a marked lack of backward
> >>> compatibility in Microsoft products, which militates against parts of
> >>> the world who do not have ready access to latest releases.
> >> 
> >> Sorry, I'm no windows fan but this is a silly comparison. Word 2003 was released *before* docx came out, so it is completely unfair to compare it to presumably the latest version of the OO Word processor, which has had time to learn the docx format... Come on.
> > 
> > MS has provided a .docx compatibility pack for Word 2003. I have no idea
> > how well it works. Perhaps the poster above referred to that support.
> 
> My mistake, I was unaware of this. Still, comparing a a recent version
>  of OO to a 6 year old version of Word is still dubious AFAIC.

No, it isn't. It is the comparison I, for example, had to do at work:
WinXP with Office 2003 or Ubuntu 9.04 with which ever version of OOo I
prefer. 

Tero Pesonen

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