Question:

Why is Office365 still a thing? My company uses it and it is so painful and they are PAYING for it! I just won't really understand...

@poetgrant LibreOffice is hella ugly, still. Like, it legit looks like MS Office 2003...16 years later

I'm all for FOSS, you know this, but when the alternatives aren't attractive, in a physical office that already looks drab, I'd prefer Office365

Why's it painful for you?

@brandon @poetgrant ...and that's exactly why Microsoft introduced the ribbon UI in 2007.

It doesn't make your work flow any easier, but it does teach users different habits and gets them used to an interface Microsoft can sue everyone else into the ground for using.

So OpenOffice & LibreOffice just stuck with the classic UI layout.

If you want to make it look prettier, the sifr icon pack is quite good 👍

@brandon @poetgrant my apologies for the rant. It seems after all these years I'm still mad at Microsoft deliberately breaking interoperability. 😅

eg docx can be read in rival office suites following Microsoft's OpenXML standard, but Microsoft themselves use a "transitional" variant. They only support old versions of Open Document Format because the EU made them. Etc

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@bobstechsite Also, I don't think there's a patent that actually was granted in the EU yet for that specific application

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