Tobias Hilbricht said on Fri, 01 Oct 2021 19:07:02 +0200

>Am Donnerstag, den 30.09.2021, 21:38 -0400 schrieb Steve Litt:
>> converting to LyX, the answer is don't. LibreOffice is a bug ridden
>> program that tries to be all things to all people and fails
>> miserably.
>> You need a 170 IQ and a doctorate to be able to deal with the quirky,
>> often disappearing or changing styles in LibreOffice.
>This list should be kept free from remarks such as the one above,
>because for many people it is just not true. Abstain from trying to
>ignite stupid flame wars.

I'm sorry I offended you, Tobias, and thank you for letting me know the
LyX list is an NLZ (No Laughing Zone) and an NHZ (No Hyperbole Zone),
and that disappearing or automodifying styles in LibreOffice are my
personal problem. So allow me to rephrase...

Several times, on long wordprocessing documents, I personally have had
LibreOffice writer styles spontaneously change. At one point my
personal problem with LibreOffice style prevented me from converting a
300 page doc made in MS Word to LibreOffice. The import went just fine,
but the styles kept changing, and keeping them all intact was like
playing whack-a-mole.

I had an even worse personal failure involving changing styles in
LibreOffice's Impress, which contained the 90+ slide presentation I
license to companies for their internal Universal Troubleshooting
Process course, that now I need to rewrite the entire thing in Beamer.

So, based on my personal problems, my advice remains the same: If your
document exceeds a couple thousand words, I'd recommend LyX over
LibreOffice Writer, and if your presentation file exceeds four pages,
I'd recommend Beamer over LibreOffice Impress.

Hopefully, by posting this clarification, I've avoided the flame war
you were concerned with.


Steve Litt 
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