My office uses M$Word as a standard. There are 4000 professional staff in about 50 offices in the company. My department has about 10 engineers and scientists and we produce long, complex technical reports for important clients, with tables, bit-map and vector graphics, and a lot of cross-referencing.
I alone have switched to TextMaker for all my report writing because I can't live with the dreadful user interface of M$Word2007 and I don't want to do the retrograde step of re-installing M$Word 2003. Colleagues disapprove of my use of 'non-standard' sotware because of reasonable worries about potential document incompatibiities, so I have an ongoing to convince them that they don't need to worry because TM2010 and M$Word can both create, read, edit and save the same documents seamlessly with nothing in the document to show which editor was used.
I'm having a bit of aggro with graphic images in text boxes, or text in text boxes - I'm not yet sure which - where it sometimes happens in a document saved with TM that the box becomes misplaced horizontally when reopemed with M$Word, but I don't yet have quite enough info about this problem so I'll post something later if and when I do.
What is proving to be a KILLER PROBLEM for me, though, is that whenever someone else opens my TM xxxx.doc document files, to read, sub-edit, print or add more text to them using M$Word2003, all of the cross references I've put into them are broken. People using my documents are regularly having to spend 30 or 40 minutes working through the document with one of my print-outs for reference, re-inserting all the cross-refs in M$Word. These are busy people doing fee-earning work in a competitive commercial world and they take this very badly. If I re-open in TM, the cross refs are all still intact, but this isn't enough, and I am coming under huge pressure from colleagues and even my junior staff to STOP USING TEXTMAKER.
For each cross-ref in TM, I am placing the cursor without highlighting any text, then inserting bookmark, then, from somewhere else in the document, inserting either a paragraph number or page number cross-reference.
I really like TM and I don't want to stop using it but I am not succeeding. Please, please, SoftMaker, try to look at this quickly; either advise me how to do it differently, fix it with a service update, or ask me for whatever else you might need me to tell you so that you can then fix it.