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I have 10 years of documents archived plus templates. Perfect fidelity with AOO. Something the Libreoffice/TDF folks do not seem to think is a priority. Could be, but it is good to have a choice.
Thank You AOO.
OpenOffice graduates from the Apache Incubator
Posted Oct 19, 2012 8:31 UTC (Fri) by mgedmin (subscriber, #34497)
Posted Oct 19, 2012 8:50 UTC (Fri) by robert_s (subscriber, #42402)
Posted Oct 22, 2012 5:58 UTC (Mon) by gomadtroll (guest, #11239)
My templates would break , Tables in Writer, periodically. I thought it was something I did, until the release of LO 3.4, which totally broke backwards compatibility for my use. I had to find a solution quickly, business, deadlines etc. I started using dev builds of AOO.
I loved having Debian manage my software stack. I have now found I have to be more selective. I use AOO,debs from their web site-no repos, and also Trinity desktop (kdepim), which I have to test and manage separately.
Not sure the animosity towards anyone supporting AOO. FOSS and choice come to mind.
ps: google: gomadtroll apache openofice, table borders, read/search the LO and AOO listserves
Posted Oct 22, 2012 13:08 UTC (Mon) by mmeeks (subscriber, #56090)
You end up with this link to your page:
Which appears to have three bugs linked to it, the first two fixed. As a comparison of LibreOffice vs. AOO there are more complete instances, I tried to create something more comprehensive:
But that picture is now even further skewed by LibreOffice 3.6 which introduced a further slew of new features, and I havn't had time to update it sadly.
Anyhow - sorry you had issues; as with any developing software, sometimes there are regressions - if you're a conservative user it's best to choose the X.Y.5 release or higher, otherwise please do get stuck in and help with QA - the earlier bugs are filed, the quicker and more easily they get fixed.
All the best.
Posted Oct 19, 2012 9:11 UTC (Fri) by bugmenot (guest, #32475)
Better to have the original OOo project being continued by Apache than to have the fork. Linux distributors wanted to have a project to have more control over OOo so they started go-oo.org which is nowerdays renamed to LibreOffice.
Posted Oct 20, 2012 9:07 UTC (Sat) by tpo (subscriber, #25713)
Funnily enough "infidelity" is exactly what I've experienced with OpenOffice over the last 12 years or so. I've only updated OO through distribution upgrades, every year or so, but every year, when giving my lecture, presentation layout would be broken because OOo had decided that it wanted to wrap some lines at a different place than the year before.
The first few years I was annoyed, but I got over it and now I'm just taking it as a given that I need to fix my presentation every year.
The problem might be due to the fonts and text rendering infrastructure in Linux being in flux.
Preemptive argument: I've yet to find out how I can do unnumbered list entries in Presentation that correctly indent all but the first line in a "paragraph" without defining my own formats.
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