SMO 2010, Gnome, has different look than Gnome ?

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SMO 2010, Gnome, has different look than Gnome ?

Postby PolarBear » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:32 pm

Hi,

Just discovered SMO 2010 Linux yesterday. Currently evaluating. Using LinuxMint 11 x64, Gnome 2.32.1

I installed softmaker-office-2010-trial_amd64.deb, TextMaker and Presentation Maker were able to open MS Office doc & ppt. I hope SMO 2010 will live up to its reputation. For now what I noticed the GUI of SMO 2010 is rather different:

- SMO 2010 Menu doesn't have the look and feel of Gnome GUI (Menu, tabs, buttons, checkmark, etc.). It seems like SMO use its own GUI. The font in the menu is also different (than Gnome Application Font) and it looks rather pixelated.

- Font rendering: I open the same MS Office doc file using TextMaker 2010 and LibreOffice Writer 3.34. The font rendering looks nicer with LibreOffice Writer.

Overall it looks like SMO doesn't use the font settings from Gnome (Font smoothing & Font family). What is the reason? BTW, is SMO a native Linux application or does it use Java?

Thanks very much for any clarification.

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Re: SMO 2010, Gnome, has different look than Gnome ?

Postby sven-l » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:07 am

SoftMaker Office 2010, as a 32-bit application cannot inherit the colors and visuals from a 64-bit Linux system. On a 32-bit Linux, it can take the colors and visuals from Gnome and KDE.
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Re: SMO 2010, Gnome, has different look than Gnome ?

Postby PolarBear » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:23 pm

Hi,

Thanks for your reply. I installed softmaker-office-2010-trial_amd64.deb. It is 64 or 32 bits? If SMO Linux 2010 cannot inherit the visual theme from Linux 64 bits, then how can it display Windows / Menu?

When SMO 2012 Linux will be available, would it be natively compatible with Linux 64 bits? I have no issue purchasing a native Office Suite. But it has to be decent, and visual is part of it.

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Re: SMO 2010, Gnome, has different look than Gnome ?

Postby sven-l » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:45 am

PolarBear wrote:Hi,

Thanks for your reply. I installed softmaker-office-2010-trial_amd64.deb.


This is a 64bit install archive but the Office itself is still a 32bit software. Currently we cannot say if there will be an native 64bit version of Office 2012. This is on our agenda for future versions.
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