Supreme Court Brief – Interop
Well interoperability is becoming more of a problem as we move forward. Not to blame LibreOffice – as has already been stated many times on the web, one of the big problems is that Microsoft themselves don’t accurately stick to their own specs which can cause problems for anyone trying to use both LibreOffice and Microsoft Office. I’m still not sure what version of Microsoft Office my partner is using – I vaguely remember seeing him on a Mac so I suspect MSO 2011 for Mac. We’ve switched to docx (I sent him doc, docx, and pdf) and he returned the docx with his edits, some things I noticed:
1. TOC is very screwed up – I think that this is due to Microsoft Office and not LibreOffice though. I think they handle lower level headers (e.g., header2, header 3, etc . . .) in a different (and lamer) way than LibreOffice so the page number doesn’t go all the way to the right which is idiotic.
2. Page breaks are gone – and with them the page styles I had on. For some reason Microsoft converted all of them to “Converted” and then some #, no clue where that came from. Perhaps the biggest issue
3. Not only were the particular styles lost, things like page margins went back to default instead of what we need them at.
1. Comments are awesome and working fine – this is tremendously important for anyone trying to commingle their works and provide feedback;
2. Font was maintained;
3. My partner seems to think all of the bad news stuff isn’t that bad 😉 He’s not asking me to use MSO or any such thing, says it’s all minor that we can fix at the end.
Nothing is beyond repair with a little time.