ODF is well documented.

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Bob_Robertson

Feb 26, 2014
10:16 AM EST
Microsoft should be able to make Office compatible with ODF in not too long.

And then, they can compete on the basis of how "easy to use" Microsoft Office is.

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DrGeoffrey

Feb 26, 2014
6:49 PM EST
IIRC, MS has already been 'working' on it for over 6 years.

But the fact that MS can't get it right should not surprise anyone. Last I checked, they have coding bugs dealing with footnotes in Word that have been around since the early 90s.

That's what I call 'technically superior'!
CFWhitman

Feb 27, 2014
8:58 AM EST
For them to possibly get it right (or somewhere close to right), Microsoft would have to actually want to correctly support ODF. This is not the case since proper support for ODF would provide a key to escape Microsoft lock-in, and they don't want that. Of course, Microsoft has also tried to condition their customers to be afraid to use any alternative format to doc/docx.
mrider

Feb 27, 2014
12:32 PM EST
Quoting:Of course, Microsoft has also tried to condition their customers to be afraid to use any alternative format to doc/docx.


Which is amusing considering how frequently documents are broken when one uses a different version of Office to generate the document from the one used to view it.



Some people just can't deal with choice or alternatives.

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