Tag Archives: MS Office

OOXML Strict and MS Office 2010

One of the benefits of being a student is getting Office 365. I also have Office 2010 so that leaves me with bot Office 2010 and 2016.

Recently I tried to save a Excel file in OOXML Strict and confront my 2010 edition Excel with it.

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This file has been created with a newer version of MS Excel – For opening this file you need a converter. Would you like to download it from Office.com?

The hilarious thing is the following image:

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Source: https://blogs.office.com/2012/08/13/new-file-format-options-in-the-new-office/

 

 

So my Office 2010 should be able to open the Strict OOXml without problems (with this some month old file it actually does). But why is Microsoft frightening the enduser? The best thing is the linked page (from the dialog in the first picture) “Support for Office 2003 has ended“. If you need the converter, it can be found here. UPDATE:Removed link as it broke my Office 2016!!!!

And finally the sentence you were waiting for: Waaait, Office 2010 can open the OOXML strict standard, but not the file saved with Office 2016 with “OOXML strict”. So the “OOXML strict” is not Standard (or there is a biiig bug in Office 2010, which prevents interoperability)…..

 

 

 

 

LibO vs. MS Commercial

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(Screenshot taken from: whygetasurfacepro.com)

So, here is the very first real post in the category “LibO vs”. I would like to start analyzing the commercial, which is about the surface Pro, which runs the standard Windows 8, so that you are able to use all of the Win 7 programs.

So let’s compare the functionality of LibreOffice with MS Office (MS Office prices from http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/buy/ )

Full Office Suite LibreOffice 4.1 (0$) MS Office Home & Student 2013 (139,99$) Office 365 Home Premium (9,99$ / month or 99,99$ / year) or Office Professional 2013 ($399) Office Professional 2010 ($???) Office Online (0$)
Create Presentation
(Easy to add effects and organize them in a beautiful way)
YES (Personally not that easy)
+
YES (If you are OK with Ribbon [UI since 2007] than absolutely)
+
YES (If you are OK with Ribbon [UI since 2007] than absolutely)
+
YES (If you are OK with Ribbon [UI since 2007] than absolutely)
+
YES (Basics only)
+
Read and save OOXML documents
(e.g.: docx pptx)
[1]
YES (See MS Office for some incompatibility issues)
+
YES (If saved in “strict”)
+
YES (If saved in “strict”)
+
YES (Keep in mind: Default format since 2007 –> The OOXML this program saves is not the standard)
YES (Basic functionality, No strict mode)
Read ODF files (e.g.odt, odp) 1.2 extended
++
1.2
+
1.2
+
1.1 (That’s why some ODF files are “damaged” for MS Office….)
YES (Do not know which ODF version, assume 1.2)
+
Open | Edit MS Publisher files YES | YES (No possibility to safe .pub files)
+
NO | NO
YES | YES
++
YES | YES
++
NO | NO
Open | EDIT MS Visio files YES | YES
++
NO | NO (I do not own this program, it is not advertised on the website)
YES | NO (I guessed this one, I am sure about 2010 Professional)(I do not own this program, it is not advertised on the website)
+
YES | NO(Not advertised, but I own this program)
+
NO | NO
Save an editable copy of a document inside of a PDF YES
++
NO
NO
NO
NO
Where can I use it? Windows, Mac and Linux [iOS and Android, as well a online version in work]
+++
Windows and Mac (There is a version for Windows Phone, Windows RT and online, but with reduced functionality]
++
Windows (There is a version for Windows Phone, Windows RT and online, but reduced functionality]
Office 365: Additionally: iOS [reduced functionality]
+++
Windows (There is a version for Windows Phone and online, but reduced functionality]
+
Online Connection required, can be used additionally to the normal suites
++
Touch optimized NO
NO (not really)
NO (not really)
NO
NO
E-mail client included NO (You may use the OpenSource Thunderbird by Mozilla)
NO
YES
++
YES
++
NO [Outlook.com is another online service, but no desktop app)
End 12 + / 3 4 + / 7 11 + / 2 7 + / 6 4 + / 9
Final result

+9

-3

+9

+1

-5

Rank

1

0$

4

139$

1

9,99$ / month or 99,99$ / year or 399$ one-time

3

???$

5

0$

Disclaimer: I have done my best to research this. If you think I am wrong, please comment!!!

So, please use the full Office Suite: LibreOffice