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Old 23. Mar 2016, 03:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Libre Open Office vs. Apache Open office

Can anyone tell me whether the two are compatible; that is, since I have created Apache for docs, pix, etc. if I download and continue working only with Libre will I be able to open and edit all Apache files.
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Old 23. Mar 2016, 09:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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LibreOffice is a fork of Apache Open Office, so I see no reason why you wouldn't be able to work with the files you created. What format are you saving in? Better yet, why don't you try LibreOffice and see if it does what you want? There is a portable version which you can extract and run from anywhere. If you want to get rid of the portable version, just delete its folder and it's gone. No need to uninstall.
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According to my personal experience, LibreOffice has serious issues with formatting OpenDocument files from earlier versions of itself. If you want to achieve format compatibility, I strongly advise you to use the Microsoft formats for saving.
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Old 26. Mar 2016, 08:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you want to achieve format compatibility, I strongly advise you to use the Microsoft formats for saving.
I wouldn't use MS formats. I had to ditch LibreOffice for exactly that reason. Cells I had pre-formatted in xls/xlsx would mysteriously lose their formatting. Likewise, paragraph formatting in doc/docx was buggy.

I am back with FreeOffice now.
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FreeOffice (SoftMaker in general) does a very good job in supporting MS formats, indeed.
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