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From Donald Harbison <dpharbi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Draft chapters of "Getting Started with AOO" need reviewers
Date Wed, 25 Apr 2012 21:06:49 GMT
On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:

> It is, and continues to be a feature of OpenOffice.org that it offers, on
> install, to automatically open selected Microsoft Office formats in
> OpenOffice. (I assume this is .doc, .xls, and .ppt)
>
> Has promotion of this as a software product that is compatible with
> Microsoft Office documents and a free, open-source replacement been
> abandoned?
>

I hope not. This is a review for Jean's GS doc. Perhaps a provocative post
like this belongs on a separate thread on ooo-marketing? I certainly want
to see AOO positioned as a leading open source alternative, don't you?

 - Dennis
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jean Weber [mailto:jeanweber@gmail.com <javascript:;>]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 02:32
> To: OOo-dev Apache Incubator
> Subject: Re: Draft chapters of "Getting Started with AOO" need reviewers
>
> RGB ES wrote,
>
> > On chapter 3, page 9 and on chapter 11 page 19 you explain how to
> > teach the program to always save as msoffice format. I think a huge
> > warning must be there saying that this is NOT recommended: using an
> > external format to save files is a risky move that may cause problems
> > with formatting... if you are lucky.
>
> I think a warning about docs with important formatting is needed, but
> most people's docs have little formatting and saving in MSO format
> works fine for their purposes. Although we want to promote the OD
> formats, IMO we don't want to scare off too many people who really
> won't have a problem.
>
> >
> > On chapter 8 (Math), a mention to the new "align to baseline" feature
> > introduced on AOO 3.4 is needed, IMO.
>
> Yes, thank you! I knew there was something new to include, but had
> forgotten to do so.
>
> >
> > But in general, on my quick scan everything seems really good ;)
>
> Thanks. :-)
>
> --Jean
>
>

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