Status of Libreoffice Support
Yet Another Pathfinder Character Generator (YAPCG) is developed in Microsoft Office 2011 for the Mac.
From the beginning of this project, I had always wanted to be fully supportive of LibreOffice Calc/Open Office Calc. Many of the design decisions of YAPCG were made to allow for continued support of these platforms. The challenge that I was continuing to face was that LibreOffice Calc struggled to import complicated spreadsheet files and provided little in the way of error codes to predict where errors in importing/export might occur. This is made more difficult due to the sheer size of the YAPCG file.
As of version 3.0 of YAPCG, the sheet (as far as I knew) was correct in all the calculations it makes. Unfortunately, with each release, I would lose a HUGE amount of formatting and repairing these pages again cost a lot of time.
This left me with the following options:
I didn't like either option 1 or 2, so I decided to go with option #3.
- Abandon support for LibreOffice Calc entirely.
- Continue to support LibreOffice Calc as intensively as I have been. This will mean that less content is added to YAPCG as I spend more time reformatting the Eidolon sheet again and again and again.
- Get help from the community to make these formatting changes for me and until they are identified continue to release the LibreOffice Calc version as a "Calculation" correct version only.
At that time, I asked for a volunteer to step up to help me maintain the file for other LibreOffice/OpenOffice Calc users. Unfortunately, this request never received even a nibble of interest.
The problems with exporting to OpenOffice/LibreOffice continued to increase and only a complete redesign of the sheet (starting over) would solve the problem.
So as of June 9, 2012, I am discontinuing my support of LibreOffice. This is not what I wanted, but I am presented with too much maintenance for each release.
For those of you who relied on this support, I am sorry.