Posted by: Daniel Carrera
on June 23, 2005 12:01 PM
Please try out OOo 2.0 beta. Conversion with MS Office propietary formats has improved a gret deal.
You may want to remind your friends that the only reason conversion is difficult is because Microsoft keeps their format secret to hurt competition. Also point out that MS Office formats are inherently unreliable. You can get formatting changes simply by opening the file on a different computer, or even on the same computer after installing a new printer. Not to mention opening a file with a different version of MSO than was used to write it.
OOo's compatibility with MSO is better than that between different versions of MSO. And this is more true now with OOo 2.0.