Re: Speaking of companies that know how to write excellent software...
- From: Owen Ransen <willy@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 07:35:22 +0100
On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 22:47:53 -0400, PDFrank <pdfrank@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Geppetto Olivio wrote:
why does everyone use
why does everyone pay $600
for a single Adobe app?
yet everyone buys $$$$ for
Yet I don't.
I really really wanted to use InkScape as a replacement
for Xara and CorelDraw, but it is simply not good enough.
When it saves the files as DXF AutoCAD's voloview and other
DXF compatible applications cannot read it because it is
a "bad format".
When you use "save as..." the name of the file does not
change (for example) from SVG to EMF autoamtically, whether
or not you click on the "change extension automatically"
checkbox. So unless you are really careful you save a EMF
file with the SVG extension.
The core functionality seems to work, but these initial
bugs, which must be simple to sort out, will put off
I've had similar problems with OpenOffice's spreadsheet,
the experience is discouraging and the normal non technical
user probably begins to wonder "should I put my professional
data into programs like this?"
I've found this with a lot of free open source software,
tiny irritating things never put right.
Easy to use graphics effects:
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