Post by Sam Plusnet Post by DavidK
I use Libre Office, and when I was given a Microsoft Word document and
edited it and returned it, the alignment was way-off.
I suspect that the ability to create this sort of effect is one
important factor in the desire to keep updating Microsoft products.
Can't have people using free or cheap software instead of our stuff.
Our company are slowly migrating staff over to Win10 and Office 2016.
As we are a small office of 4, we were one of the early transfers, so
IT could check the set ups .
We have a whole raft of standard documents we use for audits,
including the audit report template. One of our number is rather more
technologically challenged than the rest and it's not uncommon for him
to somehow mess up the formatting of the audit report while cutting &
pasting bits from other documents. A couple of months ago, the boss
had endless problems with a report he'd been sent to approve, as the
formatting was all over the place.
It turned out that it wasn't the auditor's fault, it was something to
do with the move from one version of Word format to the newer one.
We've had to adjust the template and make sure it's saved in a format
that we can send out to all those who are still using Office 2010.
 Our IT department have a deeply ingrained suspicion of pretty much
everything, so all our settings are locked down tighter than President
Bartlet's daughters. It's massively irritating, especially as we
can't even have the number lock set to on when we boot up in the
morning. One project that's been struggling through implementation
all year has finally been solved once IT let on that they don't like
the link between the DWP systems and ours, so have blocked the IP
address they've been trying to link to so that residents can apply
online or discounts on their council tax or report a change of
address. We're pretty sure the problems with the new phone system are
down to the IT boys as well.