"They just don't work right in a Microsoft oriented corporate environment."
This shows there are outside influences at play beyond the capabilities of the software itself.
I've seen this played out in other organisations - In one two Division Heads claimed Open Office (this was before Libre Office) just couldn't do what they wanted. Detailed investigation showed it could do exactly what they wanted - and they gave a long list. But it meant they had to recreate a few macros they used daily because the current macros used proprietary MS code that didn't work in OO - and they didn't want to spend time doing them. It took another member of staff a whole hour and a half to recreate the fifteen macros involved. The two heads just didn't want to do the work.
I have seen the same thing in another company and they had good reason to keep MS Office 97 on the system as the eighty-seven macros would NOT work in Office 2007. Since that one unit head was the only one using them and the others only needed basic word processing and spreadsheets the rest of the office switched over to OO and that guy stayed with MSO 97 but we all wondered how long we could keep his system going with XP and MSO 97 in light of hardware changes over the years that we can't get drivers for.
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