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johnmalaney

I moved my wife's netbook onto open office a couple of years ago and installed it on my windows PC's alongside MS office so I could provide support for her.
I have had few problems mainly with complex document templates created in older versions of Word and Excel.
In general fixes to template issues have been a nightmare. If you are going to make the switch I would cost in the time to re-develop any critical document templates in Open Office.
In a sales and marketing environment the template issues I expereinced could be a major issue impact on both the usability of the document (ability to input text to fields and boxes etc. and the visual presentation of the text. In general fixes to template issues have been a nightmare. If you are going to make the switch I would cost in the time to re-develop any critical document templates in Open Office.