Are Lotus Symphony 3 files compatible with Lotus Symphony 1.3?

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Are Lotus Symphony 3 files compatible with Lotus Symphony 1.3?

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While most files created in Symphony 3 will be compatible with Symphony 1.3, it is important to ensure that users who remain on Symphony 1.3 have applied the ODF Compatibility plug-in. This plug-in will provide maximum compatibility for rendering Symphony 3 files in Symphony 1.3.

This plug-in should be applied to the stand-alone version of Symphony 1.3 using the File > Application > Install menu. This plug-in is available for download from the Plug-in page of the Lotus Symphony Web site: http://symphony.lotus.com/software/lotus/symphony/plugin.nsf/DisplayArchive?Openform&form=DisplayArchive

Embedded Symphony in Lotus Notes client
If you are using the embedded version of Symphony in the Notes client, Notes 8.5.1 Fix Pack 2 supplies the ODF compatibility plug-in for Symphony. Later Fix Packs and Notes 8.5.2 also provide the plug-in.

Exceptions to compatibility between Symphony 1.3 and Symphony 3
Most files created in Lotus Symphony 3 will be accessible and keep fidelity unchanged in Symphony 1.3, but even after application of the ODF Compatibility plug-in there are a few exceptions:

  1. Paragraph bullet indents created by Lotus Symphony 3 may not be displayed correctly in Lotus Symphony 1.3
  2. The 2D Donut pie chart created by Lotus Symphony 3 will be displayed incorrectly in Lotus Symphony 1.3.
  3. A Validity list created by Lotus Symphony 3 Spreadsheets will be lost in Lotus Symphony 1.3.
  4. The width of Presentation table border may be changed in Lotus Symphony 1.3.

Saving files in Microsoft Office file formats (PPT)
If you use Symphony to save your files in PPT format and do not save in the ODF format, your files will not be affected. The ODF plug-in is not required.


    Cross Reference information
    Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
    Applications - Desktop & Enterprise Lotus Symphony Document editor Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 3.0, 1.3
    Applications - Desktop & Enterprise Lotus Symphony Spreadsheet editor Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 3.0, 1.3

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More support for:

Lotus Symphony
Presentation editor

Software version:

1.3, 3.0, 3.0.0.1, 3.0.0.2

Operating system(s):

Linux, Mac OS X, Windows

Reference #:

1417749

Modified date:

2011-06-01

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