Is the Linux desktop really here ? was: Re: [linux-audio-user]ebayguy: looks like he figured it out

Gustavo Zamorano S. gzsuniq at
Mon Dec 8 12:38:17 EST 2003

Are those macros usable or some of them are just virus?

Ask your wife to send a copy of them to for debugging. 
We can improve Openoffice thanks to her ( and the US Navy of course)...


John Bleichert wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Dec 2003, Mark Knecht wrote:
>>On Mon, 2003-12-08 at 07:01, John Bleichert wrote:
>>>On Mon, 8 Dec 2003 eviltwin69 at wrote:
>>>>My wife is the comptroller for a US Navy activity.  She is the ultimate hard-core Excel user ;-)  Neither Open Office nor Gnumeric can handle the macros that she uses.
>>>Yeah, I bet. That's a difficult switch. Although, to be fair, OO Calc or
>>>Gnumeric would work fine if she chose to re-program all those macros in
>>>their native macro languages ;-) (Does gnumeric have one? I haven't used
>>>it in years)
>>In my experience this isn't the way the world works. She's probably
>>receiving Excel spreadsheets from others that already have stuff
>>embedded that won't work with Linux tools. I ran into this problem big
>>time when we looked at Star Office and Open Office for work. We couldn't
>>use either as their compatibility with both Word and Excel wasn't good
>>enough and broke our compatibility with both our vendors and our
>>As someone who runs a business, why would I want to pay someone $600 to
>>fix 10 documents when I can buy Microsoft's tools for $300 and have
>>guaranteed compatibility? That's a tough sell...
> I understand and agree. I was was being facetious when I suggested she
> "re-program all those macros in their native macro languages".
> // John Bleichert
> // syborg at

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