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Does M$ Office hack Open Office?

Anonymous Coward writes | about a year and a half ago

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An anonymous reader writes "On my new Mac Air, I installed Open Office and created a slide deck. Yesterday, I installed Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac. Afterwards, when I open my Open Office slide, I noticed it was all messed up and would take a long time to fix. Suspecting that Office hacked Open Office, I downloaded and re-installed Open Office. Re-installling Open Office fixed the problem.
Does anyone else has similar experience? Is Microsoft hacking open source software now?"

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Check your system fonts? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41539429)

The number one culprit for hosed formatting when moving documents between systems is changes in fonts. It's entirely possible that a font being used in one of your documents either wasn't installed on the Mac and was defaulting to something else, until MS Office was installed. That, or a font was replaced by the install.
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