..I always feel that I need to check the formatting etc in MS Office firstbar0n1 wrote:I use Openoffice and Googledocs which are perfectly useable and fabulous for home use. I don't feel comfortable using them in a work environment because I always feel that I need to check the formatting etc in MS Office first.
Sorry about being uncomfortable, but you are just giving yourself more work than is necessary: depend on the software (OpenOffice) to work correctly for Ms word documents, spreadsheets aaaghh?
Try what old codgers would suggest for tumultuous reports on paper: ignore them to see if anyone asks about a report
--the same method for OpenOffice saved as ms compatible documents (word something ?): no problems being reported, then no problems using it..Of course you don't tell them it was generated via OpenOffice, or they will surely identify problems existing or non-existing..
--and as an Ms office user they will be used to malformed documents: send again please, I cannot open this, I cannot read this ?. Perhaps needing a version update or a reader or patch for that other Ms office document generated version..