Remove save to old Microsoft office formats

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at
Thu Dec 13 02:05:21 PST 2012

Hi Bryan,

On Wed, 2012-12-12 at 18:05 -0500, Bryan Quigley wrote:
> This patch removes the ability to save to old office 6/95 formats.
> I've also opened a bug on it here:

	Wow - that's bold :-) indeed there are loads of problems with fidelity
in the old formats, and of course maintenance pain & testing uncertainty
around them. Disabling them by default in the UI (with some setting to
have them back on ?) might be better at least for a release - and lets
see if anyone screams (?).

	I assume the root problem you want to fix is of users accidentally
picking the wrong format in the filter / drop-down and getting a
needlessly bad experience here ?

	Added to the ESC agenda for today anyhow ;-)

> It's a very trivial patch but:
> This contribution to LibreOffice may be licensed under the MPL/LGPLv3+
> dual license.  This patch was also written before I joined Canonical. 

	Great to have your contribution !

	All the best,


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