Art Clemons on 3 Feb 2010 15:32:55 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] why go open- my xp box massively exploited ... AGAIN

> If winword and lotus symphony used the open doc format, then 
> they would all be compatible.

I don't want to be pedantic, but the latest version of Lotus I've seen 
is just a slightly reformatted version of either OpenOffice or 
StarOffice.  It can certainly be set to save in ODT and opens documents 
in that format without complaint.  Personally I'ld just use OpenOffice, 
but Lotus Symphony does still officially exist.

As for Word, most recent versions can theoretically use a plugin to open 
ODF format documents and write them.  Your conversion efficiency will 
vary depending upon how complicated the document is and how well the 
plugin works.  Of course, similar problems happen with Word version 
conversions.  It is ironic but not surprising.
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