To allow us to really use them as replacments for Office, it seems to me like we'd need to be able to natively read/write:
Word Perfect 9 - 12
OpenOffice (not just ODF)
For many users, It's easier to move from Office 2000/2003 to Symphony than to Office 2007, but it would be almost transparent if IBM made an optional menu (File, Edit, etc) that mimicked the Office 2000/2003 menu structure. Corel does this with WordPerfect Workspace Manager, and it's very useful. Link
Currently there is no support for VBA Macro's from MS Word. Even the most simple macro's will not work. Please add this in the new releases :-)
I have performed some research before posting this thread and it appears that a macro created in symphony can't be assigned to a 'button'.
A macro can indeed be created, saved, etc and a button can be created from various different objects... so logically the two can be integrated?...
The big problem in reading MS office products in Symphony (or Open Office) is the font replacement. This is especially true when an unusual font was used in the original MS document. Reading MS Office documents is a fact of life; so this is crucial. Example; i opened up an ...