From: Anders Carlsson (
Date: 2003-08-28 18:41:04

On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Rainer Buchty wrote:

> So whether you do the step from Win98/Office97 to WinXP/OfficeXP
> or from Win98/Office97 to Linux/OpenOffice doesn't make any
> difference in "transition costs"

I know we're terribly off-topic now, but I recently read a report
on transition costs for heavy duty MS Excel users. Many of the more
advanced macros are difficult to translate into OpenOffice, and as
it is quite common with complex macros developed over several years,
the time and money costs to translate these in particular would "eat"
any gain you otherwise would've got from a system change.

So, if anyone is developing Commodore Office, make sure to try to
emulate Excel macros as good as possible, as it may be one of the
most important reasons to stay loyal to Microsoft-ware.

Anders Carlsson

"Please not to close to the hair, finger, clothes to run about the
 inside's vehicle, in order to prevent quilt involvement." -- Bit Racer

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