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Old 02-07-2007, 03:40 PM   #1
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Question Is KOffice just OpenOffice.org built for Qt?


Hi,

I am wondering weither KOffice is just a Qt version of OpenOffice.org? - is KOffice based in OpenOffice.org?
 
Old 02-07-2007, 04:27 PM   #2
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No, nada, nyet
 
Old 02-07-2007, 05:30 PM   #3
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Koffice is an independent KDE project that was started way before OpenOffice.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 07:53 PM   #4
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However, KOffice does use the same OpenDocument format that OpenOffice does. This means that documents created in OpenOffice can be viewed in KOffice.

--Ian
 
Old 02-08-2007, 10:09 AM   #5
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I mean; do they render documents the same way? - or will there be differences?
 
Old 02-08-2007, 02:47 PM   #6
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I've never really used KOffice to nay great extent, but it is definitely different from OpenOffice.org.

From what I can gather the Koffice implementation of odf is non-standard, so even though it supports odf to a degree it might not import or export all the formatting correctly.

That's what I hear a while ago. I can't verify from personal experience whether there are any compatibility problems, and I don't know whether it's still true with more recent versions of KOffice.
 
Old 02-08-2007, 04:26 PM   #7
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That sucks.

Do you have a source for that? Or know anything about the current development process?
 
Old 02-08-2007, 07:44 PM   #8
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Koffice 1.6 is supposed to be quite compliant with the ODF standards. I think it was koffice 1.5 that did not have a proper implementation of ODF.
 
Old 02-08-2007, 09:13 PM   #9
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OpenOffice is so good---why bother with KOffice?

For simple, use Abiword.
 
Old 02-09-2007, 02:08 PM   #10
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I bother with KOffice as it is written for Qt and runs faster in KDE.
 
Old 02-10-2007, 01:59 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pixellany
OpenOffice is so good---why bother with KOffice?

For simple, use Abiword.
I use OpenOffice mainly because KOffice doesn't support the Microsoft formats, but it's painfully slow to get loaded in the first place.
 
  


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