OpenOffice Falters Severely on Microsoft Office interoperability


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Roland Whitson

As if it's not already known, OpenOffice, like most free open source
software, is a pile of crap.


http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/office-compatibility-torture-test-302?page=0,0

Follow the pages and look at the carnage.


"In InfoWorld's tests using complex Word and Excel documents,
OpenOffice.org 3.1 failed to deliver on its promise of better
Microsoft Office interoperability, severely mangling our Microsoft
Word and Microsoft Excel test data files. By stark contrast, SoftMaker
Office showed excellent compatibility with Office 2003 file formats,
making it a safe choice for heterogeneous environments -- at least
where external data access wasn¢t a priority. Neither OpenOffice.org
nor SoftMaker Office was able to preserve links to an external SQL
data source in imported Microsoft Excel documents."


"The three images below show the identical document section rendered
under Microsoft Word 2010 (in compatibility mode), OpenOffice Writer
3.1, and TextMaker 2009, respectively. Notice how OpenOffice mangled
the hanging indent in the bulleted list, while Word and TextMaker
rendered the list correctly. (Click each image for a closer look.)"

And this one from the last page is the best!

http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/office-compatibility-torture-test-302?page=0,4

"Finally, these last three images show what happens when you import
the same file in Office 2007 (Open XML, .docx) format. OpenOffice
Writer completely lost track of the embedded charts and drawings,
reducing them to gibberish at the top of the document (first and
second images). By contrast, the beta release of TextMaker 2009 (third
image) successfully imported and rendered the entire contents of the
Office 2007-formatted Word document"

But of course Peter KKKolhmann claims Openoffice translates documents
just fine and Chris Ahlstrom claims he sends OO documents all the time
to co-workers and they don't seem to have any problems.

I prefer to believe Infoworld over the lying Linux cracked pots.
 
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Snit

Roland Whitson stated in post [email protected] on 1/10/10 7:17
PM:
As if it's not already known, OpenOffice, like most free open source
software, is a pile of crap.


http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/office-compatibility-torture-test-302?
page=0,0

Follow the pages and look at the carnage.


"In InfoWorld's tests using complex Word and Excel documents,
OpenOffice.org 3.1 failed to deliver on its promise of better
Microsoft Office interoperability, severely mangling our Microsoft
Word and Microsoft Excel test data files. By stark contrast, SoftMaker
Office showed excellent compatibility with Office 2003 file formats,
making it a safe choice for heterogeneous environments -- at least
where external data access wasn¹t a priority. Neither OpenOffice.org
nor SoftMaker Office was able to preserve links to an external SQL
data source in imported Microsoft Excel documents."


"The three images below show the identical document section rendered
under Microsoft Word 2010 (in compatibility mode), OpenOffice Writer
3.1, and TextMaker 2009, respectively. Notice how OpenOffice mangled
the hanging indent in the bulleted list, while Word and TextMaker
rendered the list correctly. (Click each image for a closer look.)"

And this one from the last page is the best!

http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/office-compatibility-torture-test-302?
page=0,4

"Finally, these last three images show what happens when you import
the same file in Office 2007 (Open XML, .docx) format. OpenOffice
Writer completely lost track of the embedded charts and drawings,
reducing them to gibberish at the top of the document (first and
second images). By contrast, the beta release of TextMaker 2009 (third
image) successfully imported and rendered the entire contents of the
Office 2007-formatted Word document"

But of course Peter KKKolhmann claims Openoffice translates documents
just fine and Chris Ahlstrom claims he sends OO documents all the time
to co-workers and they don't seem to have any problems.

I prefer to believe Infoworld over the lying Linux cracked pots.
HPT will say Infoworld housed those images on their own site and thus they
forged them. Just wait.
 
R

RonB

On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 21:17:49 -0500, Roland Whitson wrote:

<Nothing much>

Guess it's time to dump Microsoft Office then. If they can't get their
stuff to work with a decent office suite, why I should care about keeping
their mediocre crap afloat?
 
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Snit

RonB stated in post [email protected] on 1/10/10 8:04
PM:
On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 21:17:49 -0500, Roland Whitson wrote:

<Nothing much>

Guess it's time to dump Microsoft Office then. If they can't get their
stuff to work with a decent office suite, why I should care about keeping
their mediocre crap afloat?
Keeping them afloat? Huh?
 
H

Hadron

Roland Whitson said:
As if it's not already known, OpenOffice, like most free open source
software, is a pile of crap.

http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/office-compatibility-torture-test-302?page=0,0

Follow the pages and look at the carnage.

"In InfoWorld's tests using complex Word and Excel documents,
OpenOffice.org 3.1 failed to deliver on its promise of better
Microsoft Office interoperability, severely mangling our Microsoft
Word and Microsoft Excel test data files. By stark contrast, SoftMaker
Office showed excellent compatibility with Office 2003 file formats,
making it a safe choice for heterogeneous environments -- at least
where external data access wasn’t a priority. Neither OpenOffice.org
nor SoftMaker Office was able to preserve links to an external SQL
data source in imported Microsoft Excel documents."

"The three images below show the identical document section rendered
under Microsoft Word 2010 (in compatibility mode), OpenOffice Writer
3.1, and TextMaker 2009, respectively. Notice how OpenOffice mangled
the hanging indent in the bulleted list, while Word and TextMaker
rendered the list correctly. (Click each image for a closer look.)"

And this one from the last page is the best!

http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/office-compatibility-torture-test-302?page=0,4

"Finally, these last three images show what happens when you import
the same file in Office 2007 (Open XML, .docx) format. OpenOffice
Writer completely lost track of the embedded charts and drawings,
reducing them to gibberish at the top of the document (first and
second images). By contrast, the beta release of TextMaker 2009 (third
image) successfully imported and rendered the entire contents of the
Office 2007-formatted Word document"

But of course Peter KKKolhmann claims Openoffice translates documents
just fine and Chris Ahlstrom claims he sends OO documents all the time
to co-workers and they don't seem to have any problems.

I prefer to believe Infoworld over the lying Linux cracked pots.
That can't be right. Chris Ahlstrom, Peter Koelhlmann and some latest
bozo who assures people they can replace MSO with OO with no problems at
all told us that OO works with MSO documents "just fine": so who to
believe? A bunch of proven liars, frauds and COLA loonies or some
independent review?

Hmmm.....
 
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High Plains Thumper

Roland said:
Last time I checked Open Office had a Windows version as well.

Few people or businesses use it, but it is there.

This is far more on topic than your posts concerning your theory
about cock size vs motorcycle size.
Message-ID: <[email protected]>

<SNIP> rest of Flatfish droppings.

Evidence of flatfish nymshifting using Dutch nym:

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.os.linux.advocacy/msg/15886e781615d893

Most recent nym:

http://colatrolls.blogspot.com/2009/12/erin-mungan.html

Some nyms, the flatfish one documents many nyms it has used:

http://colatrolls.blogspot.com/2008/01/moshe-goldfarb-troll.html
http://colatrolls.blogspot.com/2008/11/sandeep-kumar.html
http://colatrolls.blogspot.com/2008/12/gary-m-stewart.html
http://colatrolls.blogspot.com/2009/02/doctor-smith.html
http://colatrolls.blogspot.com/2007/01/flatfish-troll.html

Another recent nym, baaaaabaaaaboooeee

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.os.linux.advocacy/msg/22f18a69ad3d175f
 
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Gordon

Roland said:
As if it's not already known, OpenOffice, like most free open source
software, is a pile of crap.
Works PERFECTLY OK here on Windows 7 Home Premium....
 
G

Gordon

Roland said:
Few people or businesses use it,
How can you tell that? No price, no "activation" needed, one copy can be
installed on as many computers as you want.

Typical brainwashed MS stooge
 
L

Lusotec

Roland said:
As if it's not already known, OpenOffice, like most free open source
software, is a pile of crap.
Another troll or just another troll's nym?
The solution is obvious and simple, use open and well documented file
formats (e.g. ODF) instead of closed and undocumented ones (e.g.
doc/xls/ppt).

It has been a while since I have received any docs (or xls, ppt) and much
longer since I have send one.

Regards.
 
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Bill Yanaire, ESQ

Err - You really are STUPID. Most businesses use Microsoft office you dumb
shit. Now shove your head back in your ass where it belongs. Err. <sign>
Umm.
 
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Bill Yanaire, ESQ

Gordon said:
Works PERFECTLY OK here on Windows 7 Home Premium....
Err - Yea, but you don't do anything with it so how would you know? Err -
You just look at the ICONS on the screen and drool. Err. Umm.
 
H

Hadron

Gordon said:
How can you tell that? No price, no "activation" needed, one copy can be
installed on as many computers as you want.

Typical brainwashed MS stooge
Try coming out of your mother's basement Gortard and look.
 
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7

Micoshaft Appil asstroturfing fraudster with a big girlie butt pounding the
sock Roland Whitson wrote on behalf of Half Wits from Micoshaft Appil
Department of Marketing:

As if it's not already known

Look out behind you! ITS THE BSA!
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!

Isn't the what the windummy pirate retards are afraid of most?!!!!


Too bad that more users are now Open Office users than windummy luzers.

http://www.openoffice.org

Free to download and use without the BSA on your back.
Cheaper too to run too than micosahft oriffice viri ridden products.

Your documents written in Open Office are compliant with all
ISO standards compliant organisations like government, big
corporations and education. Outputs in PDF too for easy distribution
to the standards compliant world of document processing.
 
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Err - Yea, but you don't do anything with it so how would you know? Err -
You just look at the ICONS on the screen and drool. Err. Umm.

Thats you dumbo.

All my documents are in OpenOffice.
All the embedded gadgets I make output data in open office compatible
spreadsheets format. Thats because Open Office data formats are free of
patent crap and they will live on forever with the aid of ISO standards.

All custom software I write in Gambas output their data in open office
compatible spreadsheets and reports for exactly the same reason.

The data is truly portable and independent of any particular OS.

Micoshaft crap formats? - I can't vouch when you will be sued if you
use any of their dying non-standard crap.


Any way I thought windump OSen 7 was a rip of off MoonOS Kachana?
That was out months before windump 7 was released!!!!

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=moonos

http://www.livecdlist.com - for more distros that are faster
than windump crap.
 

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