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From Andrew Brown <>
Subject Re: [libreoffice-users] Conflicts?
Date Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:56:54 GMT
Hi Steve

Umm!! I've not experienced this. Yes by default LO4 will load and save 
the new file formats, but you can change this by "File - Save as" then 
choose the format you want from the deopdown "Save as type" list. You 
can also permanently set this in "Tools - Options - Load/Save - General 
- Document type - Always save as". This is even true for saving in the 
format of MSO document types temporarily, or permanently using the 
latter settings.


Andrew Brown

On 24/07/2013 10:11 AM, Steve Edmonds wrote:
> I just installed AOO4 today and find that this also (as well as LO4) 
> no longer supports the older file formats and crashes a bit so I will 
> probably stick with LO 3.6 for now.
> steve
> On 2013-07-24 19:05, Andrew Brown wrote:
>> Hi Virgil
>> If I may offer my input here as I have and still use both, with my 
>> clients mainly. Apache OOo has deprecated slightly, i.e. it has not 
>> caught up to LibreOffice. In the overall basic user features there is 
>> not much difference, but OOo stagnated, being firstly involved in the 
>> merger from Sun Microsystems to Oracle, who did not do much with OOo. 
>> This created the fork to LO and the development of LO continued.
>> It was not until OOo was offered to Apache by Oracle, that it started 
>> to gain momentum again, but alas in my experience it is now playing 
>> catch-up with LO. One of the issues I have with my users using Apache 
>> OOo, is that they are able to open multiple single sessions of either 
>> Writer or Calc, and eventually their systems run out of resources and 
>> memory, generating a number of unnecessary service calls of 
>> complaints "my system is slow" etc. I have not experienced this with 
>> any clients using LO, and I am migrating my Apache OOo clients over 
>> to LO, due to this issue.
>> So my opinion, off the bat, LO is the better choice.
>> Regards
>> Andrew Brown
>> On 23/07/2013 09:38 PM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
>>> Are there any known conflicts with having LO 4.0.4 and AOO 4.0 
>>> installed on the same computer? In my never-ending, obsessive (and 
>>> admittedly futile) search for computing perfection, I want to try 
>>> both programs to see which better meets my techno-needs.
>>> Virgil

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