[clug-talk] Query - Reading OOo/SO Files Formats
maillist at digital-adrenaline.com
Wed Jan 19 10:27:38 PST 2005
If read compatibility matters, send a pdf.
If you want an 80/20 Office Suite that you can install anywhere, then go with
If you want Open Office to fix a problem that doesn't exist for Open Office
users, you're likely best served by purchasing a C++ book, and coding it
Open Office will easily fit on a credit card CD. It'll fit on any
semi-reasonable sized USB drive.
Readers are crippled versions of software. Giving people a reader is a way to
irritate them into purchasing a full version. Nobody will move to Open
Office because they can give their friend a reader, if that was the concern,
they'd send a PDF (which, in it's base install, MS Office can't even do) or
even a screenshot of the document as a jpg. But both are generally useless
for collaboration, so neither has any value. What will happen is that people
will think you're using a stupid solution because they need to install yet
more software just so you can get the read only value of a document. Either
the person wants Open Office, or they want an excuse for continuing with
Word. Pick one. The middle ground between those two is insignificant.
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