LibreOffice 4.0 released
Posted Feb 13, 2013 21:02 UTC (Wed) by khim
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And then you switch from an old dinosaur like that to a "modern" application, and print quality becomes a "can't be interested in that" item.
You do know that't the raison d'être for the very TeX existence, right? It was quite literally created because "modern" applications (modern in the end of 1970th, mind you!) were unable to create anything comparable in quality to what was available before!
Being able to create documents that don't toss the quality of the original material is much more important than all the candy they think important enough to announce.
In a world where serious analysts publish diagrams in JPG? No, they are not. The fact of the matter: very few LibreOffice users care about that stuff. Most don't even understand what's the difference between SVG, PNG and JPG.
There is no way to import the graphics in a manner where they remain usable for preprint purposes.
Really? You can't create 10000x10000 pixels picture and then insert it in your document? That's how Joe Average solves these problems, you know.
Now purportedly, this has changed. I am sceptical. But if it has changed, why for heaven's sake was it not even newsworthy enough to announce?
Because Joe Average does not care? You do know that neither .doc nor .docx files support SVG (only .odt does - and then it does that in a weird way)? They support two competing different Microsoft-sponsored vector formats instead: VML and DrawingML. Thus I would not be surprised to see a lot of SVG files mangled when imported to LibreOffice then exported as .doc file. If that even works at all.
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