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Re: Abiword/Gnumeric or LibreOffice in GNOME Remix?


Chris is correct. If someone sends me Microsoft office docs I typically have to use the corresponding LibreOffice app to be able to open them.

Also it seems doubtful that we need to worry about being "lightweight" since Gnome is dropping Metacity.


--- On Mon, 12/3/12, chris hermansen <clhermansen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: chris hermansen <clhermansen@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-gnome] Abiword/Gnumeric or LibreOffice in GNOME Remix?
To: "Jeremy Bicha" <jbicha@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "ubuntu-gnome" <ubuntu-gnome@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Monday, December 3, 2012, 6:38 PM

Jeremy and list

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 4:13 PM, Jeremy Bicha <jbicha@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 3 December 2012 18:42, chris hermansen <clhermansen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> +1 for LibreOffice
> Instead of just voting, it'd be useful if you'd explain why you think
> we should choose one or the other.

In my opinion, a big part of writing documents is exchanging them with others.

LibreOffice Writer does a much better job of supporting "the most
common" formats than does Abiword.

Not that LibreOffice is perfect in that respect, either; but in my
relatively recent experience Abiword's abilities to interchange
documents with the vast majority of users out there is not good.

Chris Hermansen · clhermansen@xxxxxxxxx

C'est ma façon de parler.

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