[Libreoffice] Remove old Word 6.0/95 "save as" support

Jean-Baptiste Faure jbf.faure at orange.fr
Tue Feb 1 21:30:48 PST 2011

Le 02/02/2011 06:06, Bryan Quigley a écrit :
> Hi all,
> I'd like to get opinions (and preferably consensus) on removing old
> Microsoft formats "save as" support, specifically:
> Word 6.0
> Word 95
> Excel 5.0
> Excel 95
> The usability problem I've seen is that users:
>  * want to save in MS Word format, but don't know what version to use
>  * the pick 6.0 or 95 thinking many different things (lower number
> means it will work with more computers?)
>  * since this is there only copy of the file, they lose all tables and more
> We currently have the same "This document may contain formatting or
> content that can not be saved in..." message for if you are saving to
> Word 97/2000/XP (very good at saving) or Word 6.0 (very bad at
> saving).  I also do not think customizing this text to make it more
> specific will help.   Users have become trained by the interface to
> ignore this message (this is a different usability issue, NOT a user
> issue).
> I believe the old binary StarOffice file "save as" support is going
> away soon as well.
> So, Does anyone still need to save in an extremely old version of Word
> or Excel?   Or can we get rid of it?
I agree : for very old closed formats, LibO should have only import filters.

Best regards.

Seuls des formats ouverts peuvent assurer la pérennité de vos documents.

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