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Author Topic: Giving up on Open Office  (Read 6091 times)
KE7TMA
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« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2015, 12:19:30 AM »

I gave Open office a fair shake and used it exclusively on one laptop here for several months and even uninstalled Office on it too. I reinstalled Office and dumped Open Office. It just does not have the polish and features of MS Office and with some of the complex invoicing sheet and formulas I generate with Excel they do not render correctly on open office on screen. I use Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 here.

It has all the polish and features of MS Office.  You're just a retard.
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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2015, 07:54:57 AM »

The reason MS Office has the polish is that they add things to it that are non-standard to normal software standards, which makes a lot of the resulting files non-compatible with anything else.

Open and Libre office are written to the standards. Long time Open Office and Libre Office user on Windoze and Linux here.
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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2015, 07:20:00 PM »

The reason MS Office has the polish is that they add things to it that are non-standard to normal software standards, which makes a lot of the resulting files non-compatible with anything else.

Open and Libre office are written to the standards. Long time Open Office and Libre Office user on Windoze and Linux here.

You kinda have that twisted up. MS Office is written to higher standards and evolving and adding features and Libre or Open Office to a low standards so it does not support many added features. This is not a fault of MS Office be rather a limitation of Libre and Open Office. MS Office can easily read Libre and Open office simpler older standards but not same in reverse due to limitations of Libre and Open Office. If you can live with those limitations then the later will work for you.
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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2015, 07:51:04 PM »

The reason MS Office has the polish is that they add things to it that are non-standard to normal software standards, which makes a lot of the resulting files non-compatible with anything else.

Open and Libre office are written to the standards. Long time Open Office and Libre Office user on Windoze and Linux here.

You kinda have that twisted up. MS Office is written to higher standards
What higher standards? Name the  governing body.

and evolving and adding features and Libre or Open Office to a low standards so it does not support many added features.
Added features?
This is not a fault of MS Office be rather a limitation of Libre and Open Office. MS Office can easily read Libre and Open office simpler older standards but not same in reverse due to limitations of Libre and Open Office. If you can live with those limitations then the later will work for you.

Libre and Open office simpler older standards.. older standards?

And which version of MS Office can "easily" open oo.o and LO files?

And, AGAIN LO and OO are used by levels of governments (including several in the US), companies and people around the world.

Drink the Microsoft Flavor Aid, and all your problems will go away.
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« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2015, 08:33:30 PM »

Drink the Microsoft Flavor Aid...

Thank you!

Most people are under the mistaken impression that Jim Jones gave the 900+ members of the Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana a lethal cocktail of cyanide mixed with Kool Aid® when in fact, the soft drink flavoring agent was indeed Flavor Aid®.
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« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2015, 09:37:11 PM »

And which version of MS Office can "easily" open oo.o and LO files?

- M$o 2013 can now read *.odt files, whereas older versions could not.
this was always a glaring failure from M$o. ..

simply put, both  open  office & libre office could read an M$o file,
- even the dreaded DOCx files, that M$ created.
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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2015, 06:21:31 PM »

If using LibreOffice/OpenOffice gets the job done, It would be stupid to pay for MS Office. Likewise if you need the features in MS Office, why attempt to use LibreOffice/OpenOffice?
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« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2015, 06:55:44 PM »

Drink the Microsoft Flavor Aid...

Thank you!

Most people are under the mistaken impression that Jim Jones gave the 900+ members of the Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana a lethal cocktail of cyanide mixed with Kool Aid® when in fact, the soft drink flavoring agent was indeed Flavor Aid®.

Not according to Wikipedia!

Seems they had both brands there.  And not all of them drank, many were forced.  Very sad.

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« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2015, 07:34:39 PM »

Drink the Microsoft Flavor Aid...

Thank you!

Most people are under the mistaken impression that Jim Jones gave the 900+ members of the Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana a lethal cocktail of cyanide mixed with Kool Aid® when in fact, the soft drink flavoring agent was indeed Flavor Aid®.

Not according to Wikipedia!

Seems they had both brands there.  And not all of them drank, many were forced.  Very sad.

Wikipedia says " so it is quite possible that both drinks were used as carriers for the poison".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavor_Aid#Jonestown_Massacre
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« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2015, 07:51:49 PM »

But according this Wikipedia "article" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown...

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"A 44-minute cassette tape, known as the "death tape", records part of the meeting Jones called under the pavilion in the early evening. Before the meeting, aides prepared a large metal tub with grape Flavor Aid, poisoned with Valium, chloral hydrate, cyanide, and Phenergan."

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"Plastic cups, Flavor Aid packets, and syringes, some with needles and some without, littered the area where the bodies were found"

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"Although Jones used Flavor Aid in the poison, the drink mix was also commonly referred to as Kool-Aid due to its status as a generic trademark. This has led to the phrase "Drinking the Kool-Aid", referring to a person or group holding an unquestioned belief, argument, or philosophy without critical examination"

So all this proves is that Wikipedia is not the be-all and end-all for accurate information!
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KK4GGL
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« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2015, 02:32:38 AM »

I have quite a bit of reading on the Jones town murder-suicide. The are some contradictions, but it seems Flavor Aid was the powdered drink of the day, or at least the overwhelming majority. Some accounts to say that some Kool Aid was used, too, but, apparently, drink the "Kool Aid" has stuck because of higher brand recognition.

Still, I think my use of Flavor Aid was the right product to use in my possibly inappropriate comment to JX.
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