moderated Re: Free word processors


On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 02:11 PM, JM Casey wrote:
It does. But I guess questioning whether, for instance, complicated formatting done with libre will translate effectively to MS
MS Word can save and read Open Document Text (ODT) files natively as well.

Virtually all of the modern word processors can open the file formats created by their competitors, and save to that format, natively.  You can force conversions via Save As if you so choose, and there can be occasional small changes in formatting, but this is the product of changing the file format.  If you stick with whatever the original file format happens to be it should appear identically in any word processor that can read that file format natively (rather than doing a conversion on reading in to it's own default format "on the fly").

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