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From Ian Lynch <ianrly...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: AOO.Next IBM Priorities
Date Sat, 03 Nov 2012 17:53:50 GMT
On 2 November 2012 20:34, Alexandro Colorado <jza@oooes.org> wrote:

> On 11/2/12, Ian Lynch <ianrlynch@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 2 November 2012 08:40, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >> On 01/11/2012 robert_weir wrote:
> >>
> >>> We (IBM) have consulted with customers, internal users, other IBM
> >>> product
> >>> teams, on what our (IBM's) development priorities should be for the
> next
> >>> AOO release.  Obviously, we're not the only ones with priorities or
> >>> interests or opinions.  We don't make AOO decisions by ourselves.  But
> >>> we
> >>> want to be transparent about what our own priorities are
> >>>
> >>
> >> Thank you for sharing. They are all good and needed contributions and
> >> they
> >> cover many of the main results from the Google Moderator user survey.
> >>
> >> There are still missing things that I've seen requested and that I would
> >> personally like to see in the product (a non-exhaustive list would
> >> include:
> >> better OOXML support, full or enhanced ODF 1.2 support,
> >
> >
> > I think the best filters possible are the highest priority. It is
> difficult
> > to use AOO with government documents because mostly they have complex
> table
> > structures for gathering data in docx format. This more than anything
> will
> > prevent take up.
>
> This problem is more on the design and paper paradigm. Having a
> digitalization of a paper-form forms, we use tables to design as
> opposed as to hold tabular data.
>
> A document design should be done with a DTP program something that
> Writer is not the optimal software for it. Frame-based software is the
> ideal for design documents.
>

Government should not be collecting data in word processing documents but
they do. It's no good telling customers what they must do, we have to deal
with the situation as it is and unreliable  import of documents is a key
problem in getting take up.

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