Hi (Formats supported by LibreOffice).

Jonathan Aquilina jaquilina at eagleeyet.net
Wed Mar 23 06:49:06 UTC 2022

Hi Amit,

Firstly I apologize if i offended but rubbish is another way to say incorrect but again apologies there.

You mention that LO is not perfect, is there any software that is perfect? Lastly if you feel there are lots of shortcomings in LO why not give back to the community and help to improve it.

From: LibreOffice <libreoffice-bounces at lists.freedesktop.org> on behalf of Mike Kaganski <mikekaganski at hotmail.com>
Sent: 23 March 2022 07:45
To: A <amit.general.misc at gmail.com>
Cc: libreoffice at lists.freedesktop.org <libreoffice at lists.freedesktop.org>
Subject: Re: Hi (Formats supported by LibreOffice).

On 23.03.2022 9:36, A wrote:
> I think that you are just trying to prove your point by saying anything
> which does not make sense.
> LO official web page at
> https://link.edgepilot.com/s/52b78844/y5qi346VH0WtXkzp_18zXw?u=https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/libreoffice/%23:%7E:text=LibreOffice%2520is%2520compatible%2520with%2520a%2Cxls%252C
> <https://link.edgepilot.com/s/52b78844/y5qi346VH0WtXkzp_18zXw?u=https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/libreoffice/%23:%7E:text=LibreOffice%2520is%2520compatible%2520with%2520a%2Cxls%252C>.
> says the following:
> LibreOffice is compatible with a wide range of document formats such as
> Microsoft® Word (.doc, .docx), Excel (.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint (.ppt,
> .pptx) and Publisher.
> But you say that **** LibreOffice is not "MS Office compatible software"
> ****
> So, who is right? - you or LO official web page?

I would argue that it was you who claimed that "You should have some
respect for everyone" - and writing "you are just trying to prove your
point by saying anything which does not make sense" looks funny in that

I would also argue that someone claiming some IT background ("Masters in
Computer Networking from NCSU, NC, USA") is expected to use terms
correctly, and understand the difference between compatibility with file
formats vs being "MS Office compatible" (which is much broader thing);
and especially so since the specific topic you are answering to was
"relying on their engineers doing all the work on designing the
principles, ways of use, everything that is put into the file formats
... would be simply not ethical towards MS" - so the question was
creating a clone of MS Office, using the *principles, ways of use, etc*
that stems from having a file format as native, not being able to read
from and write to.

But anyway, you got the feedback. If you "don't understand what is the
goal of LO", you better learn that - best by trying to be part of the
community for some time - before trying to revolutionize the community
that you are not part of.

Best regards,
Mike Kaganski
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