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JeffVolp

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Re: Code Conflict
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2016, 10:11:26 AM »

Have you tried LibreOffice?

No, I haven't.  I used Reflex back in the DOS era.  We had Excel at the Lab, but I chose Quattro for myself because it would import the Reflex files.  WP Office was a fraction of the cost of Excel, and it also included the Paradox database program.

Most of our computers are still running XP, so these old programs still run fine.  Some get cranky on the Window 7 system.  I can only assume things will get worse if I eventually upgrade to 10.

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Re: Code Conflict
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2016, 11:22:55 AM »

Have you tried LibreOffice?
No, I haven't. 
It's probably worthwhile to install and try. Even if you have older file formats that it doesn't support, it's a better choice for the future and it's free. However, I no longer have any machines running XP so don't know how it will do on your machines - you can get the XP compatible version at...
http://www.oldapps.com/libreoffice.php?system=Windows_XP
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Re: Code Conflict
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2016, 11:30:11 AM »

you can get the XP compatible version at...
http://www.oldapps.com/libreoffice.php?system=Windows_XP

I just tried, but my virus protection blocked the download and said:

This web page at download.oldapps.com has been reported to contain unwanted software and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

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Re: Code Conflict
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2016, 01:48:46 PM »

I just tried, but my virus protection blocked the download and said:

This web page at download.oldapps.com has been reported to contain unwanted software and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

Sorry - I use W7 & W10 so never needed to try that site. Sites that add unwanted/undesirable apps to downloads are an increasing problem - i've seen the same warning a few times recently.
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Re: Code Conflict
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2016, 03:42:21 PM »

Don't know if it will import Quattro, but Open Office is open source and is pretty good. Comes with word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, math, drawing, and database, software modules. I tried earlier version and liked it, but quit using when I bought Mickeysoft Office 2010 cheap as an employer perk.

https://www.openoffice.org/

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2010005/5-free-open-source-alternatives-to-microsoft-office.html
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Re: Code Conflict
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2016, 08:02:24 PM »

It does appear that OpenOffice (4.2 and above) can handle Quattro Pro files. I used it in the past but switched to LibreOffice because, like the LibreOffice developers, I wanted nothing to do with anything controlled by Larry Ellison. But, it appears he gave OpenOffice to The Apache Foundation so he no longer controls it.
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