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I would say learning Excel/VB macros thoroughly is one of the best skills to have in an office.

You can earn so many favours and pay rises by optimising spreadsheets tongue.gif

I'm in the wrong job. All I get from doing that is a headache.
    
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post #22 of 27
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Yet few of them get past journeyman level. smile.gif
I don't know if having a "dated" UI is a cost. If anything it's a bonus. New UIs are a cost because they require relearning all that stuff that you said they went to school for. wink.gif Not exactly sure what you mean by "true support", but I'm guessing it's related to compatibility with MS's unnecessary and unnecessarily complicated document formats.
by true support I mean more people know how to use advanced functions of office than people ho use libreoffice. That, and the actual support from Microsoft.

And did you forget the templates? Huge pain with libreoffice
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post #23 of 27
No problem here, been using Open Office, Libre Office, LyX, and LaTeX for years now, no need for MS Office anymore.
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Cute graphic, but totally irrelevant to the actual situation for a lot of people. Office 2003 still gets the job done perfectly well. For that matter, Office 97 still does if you can run it. In fact, I continued to run O97 until Windows 7 broke compatibility with it, at which point I switched to Libre and didn't look back.

I don't think I ever made use at work of any feature in Office that came out after Office 97; I sure never missed any at home. And I never could stand the ribbon interface. I think I'd rather use Metro on the desktop than the ribbon in Office. Anyway, Libre is good enough, and the price is right.
     
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And did you forget the templates? Huge pain with libreoffice

I don't use templates. I should be using them, but unfortunately most of our collateral "templates" are standard documents that need to be copied and stripped of example contents.
    
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Ever save one you edit? That's what I do. Modified a template to always have my return address on the envelope.
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Much more enjoyable than the intrusive pop-ups of XP

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