[Libreoffice-qa] Another Round of Interoperability

Marina Latini marina at studiostorti.com
Tue Aug 5 03:41:13 PDT 2014

----- Messaggio originale -----
> Da: "Jay Philips" <philipz85 at hotmail.com>
> A: libreoffice-qa at lists.freedesktop.org
> Inviato: Martedì, 5 agosto 2014 10:56:42
> Oggetto: Re: [Libreoffice-qa] Another Round of Interoperability
> Hi Marina,
> About fdo#82067, i'm not a dev as well, but i think if the RTF opens in
> Word, Kingsoft Writer, and in the old RTF importer that libreoffice had
> in 3.3, then it should work now. Lets see what the devs think of it. :)

ok :)

> You mentioned previously that Italy's Public Adminstrations uses rtf
> files for their workflow, is it just opening rtfs to convert them to odf
> or saving them also in rtf?

the workflow is a little bit complicated. :(
They use some third party softwares to generate the documents. These various softwares use rtf format as a template and through a mail merge produce the final rtf document with all the required fields.

* First case: the software produces a doc file for editing and a pdf for storage. the users can edit the doc, send and store it. our doc filter works fine :)
* Second case: the software produces a rtf file for editing and a pdf for storage. The user can edit the rtf and here we have a huge of interoperability problems. The versions of MS Office are heterogeneous and the final rtf files can be different. :(
* Third case: the software uses a set of templates generated with MS Office. We have a lot of interoperability problems again :(
* Fourth case: the software uses a set of handmade templates. We have interoperability problems but we can try to solve them ;)

The biggest problems are related to the anchoring of the images and to tables or nested tables.
In my speech in Bern I'll describe the Italian "state of art". 


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