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Re: [opensuse] Commercial office suites for Linux?
  • From: C <smaug42@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 16:07:39 +0100
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On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 15:58, Anton Aylward <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
People are using any number of combinations of MS Office and printer
drivers.  Anything you create in MSO has a good chance of being borked
in any other random version of MSO.  You will find the same level of
oops in LibreOffice.

Which is why, if I want to have control over the presentation of
anything I send out, I use PDF.

Use HybridPDF and you win :-)

Just FYI to anyone unaware of HybridPDFs... this embeds an ODF file in
the PDF. It looks like a regular PDF to anyone who opens it with
Acrobat Reader/Ocular etc, but if you open it with OOo/LibreOffice or
other HybridPDF capable office application, you get the original
embedded ODF file... which you can then edit/save/export as a new

This is a fully documented part of the PDF ISO standard.. not some wild extra.

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