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OpenOffice has poor compatability with Microsoft Office.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Bob, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 14:21:15 -0500, Bob wrote:

    > http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/office-compatibility-torture-

    test-302?page=0,0
    >
    > Too bad.


    I would not say it has "poor compatibility" but rather that it's not 100%
    compatible. It is certainly good enough for all that most folks do but,
    yes, it is possible to craft a document it will have problems with.
     
  2. chrisv

    chrisv Flightless Bird

    ray wrote:

    >On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 14:21:15 -0500, Bob wrote:
    >
    >> http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/office-compatibility-torture-

    >test-302?page=0,0
    >>
    >> Too bad.

    >
    >I would not say it has "poor compatibility" but rather that it's not 100%
    >compatible. It is certainly good enough for all that most folks do but,
    >yes, it is possible to craft a document it will have problems with.


    Note that it's described as a "torture test", implying that it's some
    worst-case examples.

    --
    "You can have multiple desktops on Windows too." - "True Linux
    advocate" Hadron Quark
     
  3. bbgruff

    bbgruff Flightless Bird

  4. 7

    7 Flightless Bird

    Microsoft Office (ad hoc non-standard software) has poor compatability with ISO standards compliant OpenOffice

    Bob wrote:

    > http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/office-compatibility-torture-

    test-302?page=0,0
    >
    > Too bad.



    Look out behind you! ITS THE BSA!
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!

    Isn't the what the windummy pirate retards are afraid of most?!!!!


    Too bad that more users are now Open Office users than windummy luzers.

    http://www.openoffice.org

    Free to download and use without the BSA on your back.
    Cheaper too to run too than micosahft oriffice viri ridden products.

    Your documents written in Open Office are compliant with all
    ISO standards compliant organisations like government, big
    corporations and education. Outputs in PDF too for easy distribution
    to the standards compliant world of document processing.
     
  5. ray wrote:
    > On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 14:21:15 -0500, Bob wrote:
    >
    >> http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/office-compatibility-torture-

    > test-302?page=0,0
    >> Too bad.

    >
    > I would not say it has "poor compatibility" but rather that it's not 100%
    > compatible. It is certainly good enough for all that most folks do but,
    > yes, it is possible to craft a document it will have problems with.


    I agree Ray. I use OOo exclusively for personal use, and even though my
    needs aren't much, it meets them all. What impresses me (no pun
    intended, lol) is that it can open every single .ppt email attachment I
    get! Honestly I was not expecting perfection, so expecting to run into
    a problem with that sooner or later, but none so far. :D

    I have a retail license of Office 2007 Pro which sits around unused
    because the menus in OOo are so much closer to the menus in older
    versions of MS Office that I am accustomed to using. Much less of a
    learning curve than Office 2007!

    YMMV

    --
    "Software is like sex, it's better when it's free."
    - Linus Torvalds

    DRM and unintended consequences:
    http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=435&tag=nl.e101
     
  6. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

  7. Chris Ahlstrom

    Chris Ahlstrom Flightless Bird

  8. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 18:37:44 -0500, Chris Ahlstrom wrote:

    > Bob pulled this Usenet boner:
    >
    >> http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/office-compatibility-torture-

    test-302?page=0,0
    >>
    >> Too bad.

    >
    > Yeah. Poor MS Office. It's not free. So you can't tell your friends
    > to download it and use it and its formats instead, like you can with
    > OpenOffice.
    >
    > I dub thee "Boner Bob".


    And the other side of the coin, of course, is that OO does a hell of a
    lot better with MS formats than MS does with OO formats!
     
  9. Philo P. Shagnasty

    Philo P. Shagnasty Flightless Bird

    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:7r1o0oFcupU1@mid.individual.net...
    >
    > "Bob" <bobkuhlmanwater1899@slingshot.net> wrote in message
    > news:1fgrk9v81oy17$.1km30jcd4pwhu$.dlg@40tude.net...
    >> http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/office-compatibility-torture-test-302?page=0,0
    >>
    >> Too bad.

    >
    > You mean like the programmers at Microsoft DELIBERATELY broke the Office
    > 2007 implementation of Open Document spreadsheets?


    Err - Umm. BULLSHIT. Nobody wants to use Open Sores Orafice anyway. It's
    for geeks. Err. Umm.
     
  10. Philo P. Shagnasty

    Philo P. Shagnasty Flightless Bird

    "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    news:7r21hnFfupU22@mid.individual.net...
    > On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 18:37:44 -0500, Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
    >
    >> Bob pulled this Usenet boner:
    >>
    >>> http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/office-compatibility-torture-

    > test-302?page=0,0
    >>>
    >>> Too bad.

    >>
    >> Yeah. Poor MS Office. It's not free. So you can't tell your friends
    >> to download it and use it and its formats instead, like you can with
    >> OpenOffice.
    >>
    >> I dub thee "Boner Bob".

    >
    > And the other side of the coin, of course, is that OO does a hell of a
    > lot better with MS formats than MS does with OO formats!


    The important thing to remember: MS doesn't need to worry about OO formats
    because 99.999999% of the world uses Microsoft Office!
     
  11. RonB

    RonB Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 20:13:38 -0800, Philo P. Shagnasty wrote:

    > "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:7r1o0oFcupU1@mid.individual.net...
    >>
    >> "Bob" <bobkuhlmanwater1899@slingshot.net> wrote in message
    >> news:1fgrk9v81oy17$.1km30jcd4pwhu$.dlg@40tude.net...
    >>> http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/office-compatibility-torture-

    test-302?page=0,0
    >>>
    >>> Too bad.

    >>
    >> You mean like the programmers at Microsoft DELIBERATELY broke the
    >> Office 2007 implementation of Open Document spreadsheets?

    >
    > Err - Umm. BULLSHIT. Nobody wants to use Open Sores Orafice anyway.
    > It's for geeks. Err. Umm.


    Ah crap! They let another "clever" 5th grader in again.

    --
    RonB
    "There's a story there...somewhere"
     
  12. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    Philo P. Shagnasty wrote:
    >
    >
    > "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    > news:7r21hnFfupU22@mid.individual.net...
    >> On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 18:37:44 -0500, Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
    >>
    >>> Bob pulled this Usenet boner:
    >>>
    >>>> http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/office-compatibility-torture-

    >> test-302?page=0,0
    >>>>
    >>>> Too bad.
    >>>
    >>> Yeah. Poor MS Office. It's not free. So you can't tell your friends
    >>> to download it and use it and its formats instead, like you can with
    >>> OpenOffice.
    >>>
    >>> I dub thee "Boner Bob".

    >>
    >> And the other side of the coin, of course, is that OO does a hell of a
    >> lot better with MS formats than MS does with OO formats!

    >
    > The important thing to remember: MS doesn't need to worry about OO
    > formats because 99.999999% of the world uses Microsoft Office!
    >
    >
    >

    Oh that fact really fries up the ass of those pompous, arrogant, lying
    POS linux losers!
    Oops!
    Fuck the cock sucking sons of bitches!...LOL!
     
  13. RonB

    RonB Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 21:20:53 -0800, Frank wrote:

    > Oh that fact really fries up the ass of those pompous, arrogant, lying
    > POS linux losers!
    > Oops!
    > Fuck the cock sucking sons of bitches!...LOL!


    Sanity is not your forte' -- is it Frank?

    --
    RonB
    "There's a story there...somewhere"
     
  14. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    RonB wrote:
    > On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 21:20:53 -0800, Frank wrote:
    >
    >> Oh that fact really fries up the ass of those pompous, arrogant, lying
    >> POS linux losers!
    >> Oops!
    >> Fuck the cock sucking sons of bitches!...LOL!

    >
    > Sanity is not your forte' -- is it Frank?
    >

    I'm not so insane as to use open orifice.
    So what is your excuse?
     
  15. RonB

    RonB Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 21:37:21 -0800, Frank wrote:

    > RonB wrote:
    >> On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 21:20:53 -0800, Frank wrote:
    >>
    >>> Oh that fact really fries up the ass of those pompous, arrogant, lying
    >>> POS linux losers!
    >>> Oops!
    >>> Fuck the cock sucking sons of bitches!...LOL!

    >>
    >> Sanity is not your forte' -- is it Frank?
    >>

    > I'm not so insane as to use open orifice. So what is your excuse?


    I don't use Microsoft Office either. Glad we can agree on something. So
    does this sanity thing kind of fade in and out?

    --
    RonB
    "There's a story there...somewhere"
     
  16. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    RonB wrote:
    > On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 21:37:21 -0800, Frank wrote:
    >
    >> RonB wrote:
    >>> On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 21:20:53 -0800, Frank wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Oh that fact really fries up the ass of those pompous, arrogant, lying
    >>>> POS linux losers!
    >>>> Oops!
    >>>> Fuck the cock sucking sons of bitches!...LOL!
    >>> Sanity is not your forte' -- is it Frank?
    >>>

    >> I'm not so insane as to use open orifice. So what is your excuse?

    >
    > I don't use Microsoft Office either.


    Your loss.

    Glad we can agree on something.

    That you're nuts?

    So
    > does this sanity thing kind of fade in and out?


    You tell me, seeing as how you're the sick one.
    Well...what do your doctors say?
     
  17. Snit

    Snit Flightless Bird

    Frank stated in post 4b4c0f67$1@news.x-privat.org on 1/11/10 10:58 PM:

    >>> I'm not so insane as to use open orifice. So what is your excuse?

    >>
    >> I don't use Microsoft Office either.

    >
    > Your loss.


    I use it Word and Excel, but I also use Pages and Keynote and sometimes even
    Numbers. Each has its benefits. Heck, I sometimes even use OpenOffice,
    though it does few things better than the other alternatives I have.

    I do not necessarily suggest learning multiple similar programs to others,
    but in my line of work it is a benefit to do so... and then knowing them
    benefits me in other ways. A win-win for me.


    --
    [INSERT .SIG HERE]
     
  18. Kadaitcha Man

    Kadaitcha Man Flightless Bird

    Re: Microsoft Office has poor compatability with Open Office.

    "DFS", thou lying carry-tale. Ye issued from the rancour of a villain, a
    recreant and most degenerate traitor. Ye rued:

    > Linux doesn't
    > compete fairly at all - it's freely given away, which by definition is
    > less than the cost to produce it, and so it's predatory pricing and
    > should be illegal.


    LMFAO
     
  19. Conor

    Conor Flightless Bird

    In article <7r21hnFfupU22@mid.individual.net>, ray says...

    > And the other side of the coin, of course, is that OO does a hell of a
    > lot better with MS formats than MS does with OO formats!


    Who gives a shit when virtually everyone and every business uses MSO?

    --
    Conor
    www.notebooks-r-us.co.uk

    I'm not prejudiced. I hate everybody equally.
     

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