View Poll Results: Should SIMS.net support OpenOffice to the same level as Microsoft Office

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  • YES - We currently use OpenOffice

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  • YES - We want to move to using OpenOffice

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  • YES - We currently use Microsoft Office

    22 41.51%
  • NO - We currently use OpenOffice

    0 0%
  • NO - We want to move to using OpenOffice

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MIS Systems Thread, SIMS.net Support For OpenOffice in Technical; The poll is in response to Phil Neal's, quote Originally Posted by PhilNeal What is true is that as a ...
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    SIMS.net Support For OpenOffice

    The poll is in response to Phil Neal's, quote

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilNeal View Post
    What is true is that as a company we aren't set up for handling OpenOffice as at the moment the demand is low.
    I am asking for your view on should SIMS.net support OpenOffice to the same level as Microsoft Office?
    Last edited by penfold_99; 16th July 2008 at 01:44 PM.

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    If anything, now that the open format is usable in Office, Capita should be neutralising their documents so that they can be used in anything, not just MSO/OOO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    If anything, now that the open format is usable in Office, Capita should be neutralising their documents so that they can be used in anything, not just MSO/OOO.
    Capita would go with the easy option and use Microsoft Office to generate Office Open XML which doesn't even adhere to the ISO standard, so OpenOffice or any other OSS wont be able to read it.

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    Oh heck - clicked the wrong vote. I meant to say Yes OO should work with SIMS, and we'd like to move to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcollings View Post
    Oh heck - clicked the wrong vote. I meant to say Yes OO should work with SIMS, and we'd like to move to it.
    We're add it in once the count poll has finished

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold_99 View Post
    Capita would go with the easy option and use Microsoft Office to generate Office Open XML which doesn't even adhere to the ISO standard, so OpenOffice or any other OSS wont be able to read it.
    Um...that's my point.

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    so just how many votes are you hoping to register in this poll that will make Phil Neal think that demand is not low ?

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    I think this would be better suited on the Capita Support site wouldn't it? That's where they look for demand of things...

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    Considering the price of the product, and it's stability or lack there of, yes they should. Somehow i can't see it happening though, they'd need a lot more poeple with much more talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyoung View Post
    so just how many votes are you hoping to register in this poll that will make Phil Neal think that demand is not low ?
    I have asked Phil Neal to quantify this on another post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I think this would be better suited on the Capita Support site wouldn't it? That's where they look for demand of things...
    Can a poll be created on Capita Support, as i haven't been able to create one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold_99 View Post
    Can a poll be created on Capita Support, as i haven't been able to create one.
    You have to either create or vote on a change request.

    But the change request section of their site is incredibly difficult to navigate, as you can't actually search using keywords, but have to search by a product and a date range, then trawl through tonnes of requests to see if someone has already requested it. Or you can go directly to the change request.

    Edit: I've created a change request, number 0807-371441. Logon at Support.capitaes.co.uk, go to the support menu and choose change requests.
    Last edited by localzuk; 17th July 2008 at 09:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold_99 View Post
    I have asked Phil Neal to quantify this on another post.
    Penfold it would be helpful to hear your views on the number before you hear from Phil. As it stands 267 people have viewed the poll but only 37 have voted. Is this significant ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyoung View Post
    Penfold it would be helpful to hear your views on the number before you hear from Phil. As it stands 267 people have viewed the poll but only 37 have voted. Is this significant ?
    Is that 267 individual people or maybe the same person from different machines on different networks gets counted multiple time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glensc View Post
    Is that 267 individual people or maybe the same person from different machines on different networks gets counted multiple time?
    It's difficult to quantify - the same issues are presented with how many people use OpenOffice. If I download it once and install it on 600 computers, I only get counted once. If I buy 600 MS licenses I get counted 600 times. If I vote yes(or no) on this poll - does it count that I've got several schools to look after?

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