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Office Suite of the Year

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KOffice
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:41 PM   #16
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Well, I hate to say that OOo is still may choice. It needs a lot of resource, but OOo is the best free word processor. KOffice is great but it still unstable and need a lot improvement.
 
Old 01-08-2008, 11:46 PM   #17
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ooo is getting pretty good finally, use it almost exclusively now.

Doesn't run on my olpc laptop though heh
 
Old 01-08-2008, 11:59 PM   #18
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I use OO, but I agree, it is very bloated. We really need something MS compliant and fast, something along the lines of MS Office 2000. That was a great office package in my honest opinion.

But hey, for the time being, I will stick with OO. Love the export-to-pdf feature as well
 
Old 01-09-2008, 12:42 AM   #19
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I have tried Office 2008 from Softmaker (trial edition). It is actually better than MS Office and better than StarOffice/OpenOffice. Unfortunately, it is not free, does not come with grammar checking, and it is not yet ported to Linux.

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What to choose, the fast and small KOffice or the big and better M$-compliant OpenOffice...
I like and use them both.
OpenOffice does not make compliant MS Office files. I still have to check to make sure they are OK before printing. OpenOffice still has problems graphing the simplest graphs.

Abiword is a good word processor program. It contains grammar and spell checking.

Gnumeric is an excellent spread sheet program. Graphs the fastest and provides a lot of unique features.

Kexi works with MS Access database files and just as easy to use as MS Access. It probably supports partial features of MS Access files.

OpenOffice Impress is OK for making presentations.

You should try them.
 
Old 01-09-2008, 08:35 AM   #20
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ooo is super-bloated battleship-sized overhelming well-featured open source compliant 200MB weighed unreplaceable piece (-well maybe rather a huge pile) of software unreplaceable on any OS that has his purpose including every day office personall contact.

it has mutated from an office suite to an all existent pile of java on every machine all over the world.

2k7 surely belongs to OOo
 
Old 01-09-2008, 07:50 PM   #21
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2k7 surely belongs to OOo
I disagreee. OpenOffice does not allow to get an 2007 award because is bloated office suite and has not change at all.

A combination of different projects such as Abiword, Gnumeric, Kexi are a better programs for a complete office suite. Unfortunately, have to take up useless space to use each one. The only part of office program that is the best at creating spread sheets is Gnumeric. It calculates spreed sheets faster and more accurately than Excel. Also graphing in Gnumeric is flexible.

If I have to pick which open source Office suite that earns an 2007 award is KOffice. KOffice project has done a lot of work in 2007. Sure there are some buggy features, but they earn the 2007 award.
 
Old 01-09-2008, 08:51 PM   #22
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OOo All the way (didn't like KOfice)
 
Old 01-10-2008, 08:41 AM   #23
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OpenOffice does not make compliant MS Office files. I still have to check to make sure they are OK before printing. OpenOffice still has problems graphing the simplest graphs.
True, it has more maintainers that KOffice, and as such, better support.
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Abiword is a good word processor program. It contains grammar and spell checking. Gnumeric is an excellent spread sheet program. Graphs the fastest and provides a lot of unique features.
The same can be said about KWord.
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Kexi works with MS Access database files and just as easy to use as MS Access. It probably supports partial features of MS Access files.
That's good to know: I use MySQL and PHPMyAdmin.
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OpenOffice Impress is OK for making presentations.

You should try them.
Yea, I use KOffice and OpenOffice for different uses. (Don't use GNOME)
 
Old 01-10-2008, 09:23 AM   #24
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I tend to use OOo calc, but for letters I use LyX/LaTeX. Very easy to use with templates. Most of the work is done before I've typed a word.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 12:50 PM   #25
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I disagreee. OpenOffice does not allow to get an 2007 award because is bloated office suite and has not change at all.

A combination of different projects such as Abiword, Gnumeric, Kexi are a better programs for a complete office suite. Unfortunately, have to take up useless space to use each one. The only part of office program that is the best at creating spread sheets is Gnumeric. It calculates spreed sheets faster and more accurately than Excel. Also graphing in Gnumeric is flexible.

If I have to pick which open source Office suite that earns an 2007 award is KOffice. KOffice project has done a lot of work in 2007. Sure there are some buggy features, but they earn the 2007 award.
I will disagree with Your disagreement until KOffice reaches the state it's able to manage Excel's and Word's files proper.

'till then all years go to those who can
 
Old 01-11-2008, 02:48 AM   #26
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I will disagree with Your disagreement until KOffice reaches the state it's able to manage Excel's and Word's files proper.

'till then all years go to those who can
OpenOffice does not handle Word documents and Excel spread sheets well. Formatting changes in OpenOffice and it barely looks the same. Graphing in OpenOffice sucks.

OpenOffice is over rated, bloated, and it does not work well as people said.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 07:59 PM   #27
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Office suite of the year

Quote:
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This poll is not fair because I use different programs for word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, database manager.

For word processor, I use either Gnome Abiword and OpenOffice Writer. Usually, I use Abiword the most. Though I might try TextMaker from SoftMaker because it actually looks better.

For spreadsheet, I use Gnome Gnumeric because it is actually better than OpenOffice Calc and KOffice KSpread.

For presentations, I use OpenOffice Impress. It is very limited though. I might try MagicPoint.

For database mananger, KOffice Kexi is actually better than OpenOffice Base.

I am not going to vote in this poll if it starts. I think it is better to delete this poll and create separate polls for the best Word Processor, the best Spreadsheet, the best Presenter, the best GUI Database Manager.
I agree with Electro. I use the same products he does. No vote from me eiher.
 
Old 01-12-2008, 05:21 AM   #28
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OpenOffice does not handle Word documents and Excel spread sheets well. Formatting changes in OpenOffice and it barely looks the same. Graphing in OpenOffice sucks.

OpenOffice is over rated, bloated, and it does not work well as people said.
Your favorites don't either. :-(

I'm not so overhelmed or delighted with OOo man, in fact I use Gnumeric rather than ooCalc or Exel. I even can't stand Gnome a minute yet still let the libs hang there just for Gnumeric!

I don't like having 200MB+ sucked up by OOo's jars just to be able to do 'office' jobs either.

I first would be the highest joy-juming one if Kword would handle import well and if KSpread could preserve formating. Not to mention to execute exel's least comlex forumlas lol.

But I'm a (sad :-( ) OpenOffice.org user and deployer, and counting the number of people introduced to either, yes the 2k7 is (unfortunately to the better s/w) the year of ooo.

got my drift?
Yet still Koffice suite has far better exposure being a close cousin to the world famous DE!
 
Old 01-12-2008, 05:41 AM   #29
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OOo uses more resources. But I ahve not found any real replacement for OOo. In today's world with RAM in GBs, OOo is great as it provides, huge set of features.

Give me a real open-source alternative to OOo, I may consider switching.
 
Old 01-12-2008, 08:22 PM   #30
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Your favorites don't either. :-(

I'm not so overhelmed or delighted with OOo man, in fact I use Gnumeric rather than ooCalc or Exel. I even can't stand Gnome a minute yet still let the libs hang there just for Gnumeric!

I don't like having 200MB+ sucked up by OOo's jars just to be able to do 'office' jobs either.

I first would be the highest joy-juming one if Kword would handle import well and if KSpread could preserve formating. Not to mention to execute exel's least comlex forumlas lol.

But I'm a (sad :-( ) OpenOffice.org user and deployer, and counting the number of people introduced to either, yes the 2k7 is (unfortunately to the better s/w) the year of ooo.

got my drift?
Yet still Koffice suite has far better exposure being a close cousin to the world famous DE!
I still disagree that OpenOffice is the best of 2007.

I never have problems with Gnumeric. I open up a protected Excel spreadsheet in Gnumeric and looks the same as it did in Excel. Gnumeric does not yet support Macros, so the spreadsheet does not yet work in Gnumeric.

OpenOffice lacks graphing and many others. It is not the best of 2007. A combination of different programs makes up the best Office suite. A hybrid Office suite in Linux is a lot better than OpenOffice.
 
  


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