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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] My perspective. display perferct?

"David Gerard" <dgerard@gmail.com> wrote on 07/02/2008 08:45:48 AM:

> 2008/7/2 Peter Dolding <oiaohm@gmail.com>:
> > PDF is a complete pain in a but format developed on the old ps format
> > that was also a pain in but for editing.   Reason why other
> > typesetting programs exist that translate into PS and PDF.
> > If ODF turns into PDF pain to edit someone needs killing.   Latex is
> > still heavy used in a lot of places due to PS and PDF issues of
> > editing and it produces as good as documents and either PS or PDF can
> > but is also a lot nicer to edit.
> Heh, yes.
> Thomas and Rob explained in some detail why asking for layout-perfect
> from ODF is asking for a pony.
> Would it be reasonable for the interop TC to at least address the
> issue and why asking for this is asking for a pony? At least to get
> the issue dealt with.

We had discussed a "State of ODF Interoperability" report.  It would be reasonable to have a section on "the limits of ODF interoperability" that covers this.


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