I do that because on one computer, I use LO, and on another computer I have to use MSO.
But why would someone want to save in an MS format? Because most of the rest of the world uses MS Office. If I only cared about myself, odf would be fine. But anyone who ever wants to share with most other people actually needs MS formats.
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. - Dr. Seuss
Last edited by Bucky Ball; November 13th, 2012 at 12:43 AM.
wife wrote an e-book in old ms word 2003. we then moved it into libre since it has better support for certain things (for example PDF export made a much smaller file). at firts we considered moving it to word 2007 or 2010, but libre was a better choice.
KOffice branched of into what is now Caligra suite. http://www.calligra-suite.org/
Caligra still has issues with some spreadsheets and its database, but development is going fast, bugs are being patched. interface is a bit different than libre and is ment to be more simplistic and show/use functions most users need.
there was a review in Distrowacth - but they fixed quite a few things since then and some new stuff added: http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20120430
edit: there is also web based office software: such as Office 365 and Google Docs/Drive/Office whatever
Last edited by mastablasta; November 13th, 2012 at 01:08 PM.
I believe that they were unbundled because of competitor's in the Office marketplace brought suit for anti-competitive practices. The same as Netscape did when IE was bundled with Windows.