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Why should they promote the Open Document format.........to promote the use of LibreOffice and OpenOffice? Why should they do such a stupid move?

Are you serious? ODF is a document format, it has nothing to do with the application used to produce it and by extension it does not promote the use of any particular application. People who like how Office works won't suddenly start using OO or LO simply because the file extension is different.

Instead of using a simple, open, properly standardised format that is a mere 700-odd pages, Microsoft chose to put a 7000 page monster through fast-tracked standardisation, and then still used it after it was rejected. So now we have two more document formats (one which is a Strict standard and one which is not) that provide no tangible benefit over the glut of existing formats (especially ODF).
    
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Are you serious? ODF is a document format, it has nothing to do with the application used to produce it and by extension it does not promote the use of any particular application. People who like how Office works won't suddenly start using OO or LO simply because the file extension is different.

Instead of using a simple, open, properly standardised format that is a mere 700-odd pages, Microsoft chose to put a 7000 page monster through fast-tracked standardisation, and then still used it after it was rejected. So now we have two more document formats (one which is a Strict standard and one which is not) that provide no tangible benefit over the glut of existing formats (especially ODF).

Standards are THAT long?? What consumes so many pages?
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Well I'm sticking with Office 2010. If I ever need to upgrade though, it won't be a legitimate copy of Office 2013. tongue.gif

good for you. But office 2013 is not what is being discussed here.

again, this is Office 365 and not Office 2013. There's a difference. Of course there's going to be a subscription fee for a cloud based service (365) because they need to maintain their back end. It's no different than people playing World of Warcraft or any other MMO.

Office 2013 is available and "offline" and not subscription based.

Bought the $10 home use version of Office 2013. Tbh i see no difference and it works like 2010. Only problem I had so far was avast and outlook incompatibility.
no! We all have to get mad at Micro$oft!!
And like some others have said. Office is not just word. None of you guys have to buy office 365....if you want easy cloud accessibility for all of your office products, then this seems pretty good. $100 a year divided by 12. $8.33 a month. Look at that. It's like Netflix. tongue.gif

I've used OpenOffice and some things annoyed me that were not in the application. Went back to Word. Maybe I'll check out libreoffice.
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Standards are THAT long?? What consumes so many pages?


corner cases, file design, how to store data, how to present data etc.
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well i'll just stick to my 2010
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Have been using Google Docs for years now, don't miss office at all.
 
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Standards are THAT long?? What consumes so many pages?

Perhaps people would have more appreciation for the work of OO/LO developers if they knew how much work goes into making the software compatible with common standards. That goes for any project that has to contend with such monstrosities.
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lol I am glad in the military for our home computers we get to pay a one-time fee of $9.95 for Office 2013. thumb.gif
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doh.gif

Get that many Office 2013 Pros, and you'd be at nearly 2K. JUST for the Office subscriptions.
Add in they skype minutes and the SKYD gigs, you're getting a HELL of a deal.
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OpenOffice got me through college just fine, thanks.
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