Why use Open Source when Microsoft products are so cheap... 10002
Why use Open Source when Microsoft products are so cheap... 10003
that OO can save in the .doc (MS-Word) format. You know that. I know that. Most people who will read this will know that. But does the history teacher who's been teaching...
One reason is that schools need to have a "standard." It would be inefficient for a history teacher to receive buttignments that were written in English, French, Spanish and etc. Could the buttignments be translated? Of course, but it's not practical to do so.
I suspect that most teachers feel the same way about buttignments that are turned in electronically. It's just easier for the teacher if all students use the same word processor that the teacher uses (which is likely to be MS-Office). There's no need to deal with conversion issues or compatibility. It's just "easier" to standardize.
So next you're going to tell me that OO can save in the .doc (MS-Word) format. You know that. I know that. Most people who will read this will know that. But does the history teacher who's been teaching history since 1976 know that? Will the law professor know that?
It's also easier for the entire school to standardize on a computing platform. Both from an IT-support perspective and from the viewpoint that students can use one common set of applications for *all* their clbuttes and buttignments.
So to answer your question - "What major feature does MS Office offer to the Consumer Debt at OO does not offer?"
Familiarity, widespread acceptance and standardization. Were you expecting "technical" reasons? In many situations, reasons like these are more important than technical features.
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