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ikk wrote

mostly because microsoft doesn't follow their own standards.

well, yea, because msoffice can't reliably open msoffice docs, i think i'd argue that LO is viable. calc is fine for excel docs if they're not full of vb macros. but people should just stick to formulas, macros are an abomination.

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moonlune wrote

it also has difficulty with the database-sized files that some people build in excel.

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ikk wrote

ok but at that point they should consider sqlite or prolog. gnumeric also comes with neat cli apps for working with excel docs: ssconvert ssdiff ssgrep ssindex.

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