Originally Posted by lazlow
The easiest way out is to run openoffice on both windows and Linux. Then there is not format change and you only have to remember one set of controls.
Wish it were so!
Ever look at/use data source fields? They are labelled differently in linux versions; i.e <displayname> in the windows version and <full_name> debian/ubuntu versions. Makees it difficult to create universal templates.
Furthermore, the linux versions are often 'broken'; i.e. data source example again, not all the menu options work as they do in windows when pressing 'F4' to display the data sources.
Simple formatting of documents from windows to linux DOSE cause changes in pagination, presumably because of differences in the fonts used.
Openoffice, ironically, is just another reason why I can't totally abandon windows in favor of linux for day-to-day use.
Oh, that reminds me of another difference! Data sources again! There are far fewer options of database sources under linux than the windows version.
Much of the above is blamed on the customizations done on OO by the respective linux distros, :-(
my penny's worth!!