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Old 11-29-2006, 09:42 PM   #46
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Quote:
Originally Posted by enine
I went to novel's web site yesterday and all I could find was a link to buy it.
enine, I'm not sure if I understand. Evolution can be downloaded from the gnome.org website...

If you're talking about something else, then ignore this
 
Old 11-29-2006, 10:24 PM   #47
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Like many, I've sidestepped the issue by using plaintext, Lyx, or HTML for my documents. However, I still need OOo because the rest of the world hasn't realized yet that plaintext is the One True Format .
 
Old 01-23-2007, 02:36 PM   #48
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Lets see, OpenOffice:
  • Free!
  • Export to PDF built in
  • Can read/write most MS Office documents
  • It's Free
 
Old 01-24-2007, 02:20 PM   #49
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i worked at a computer lab in college and they had open office as well as m$ office.

this worked out very well because the number 1 problem is people had floppies from home (yes i'm old) and used word-97 which is not forward compatable with word-2000.

opening it in oo, and saving in the appropriate format worked 100 % of the time.

i even had people with ms-works, lotus-works, coral-wordperfect files and oo was able to read the file most of the time.
 
Old 01-24-2007, 11:35 PM   #50
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Since switching to OOo, 5 years ago: I have lost 0 files; 100% of my attempts to send and receive files from other persons went success; 100% of my attempts to read outdated file formats went successful; and I have reduced my CRTL+S tic by a factor of 10.

OOo does exactly what I say I want it want it to do. Even when you turn off all of the automatic features in Office products, it still tries to fight you at every turn. I no longer have to constantly fight with an application that is trying to do what it "thinks" I want to do. I create a lot of formatting-intense, graphical documents and I can't afford to allow my word processor to commandeer my work. I have tried returning to MS, and the battle is just worse with more recent documents.
 
Old 01-24-2007, 11:54 PM   #51
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>> "OpenOffice vs Microsoft Office, which do you prefer and why?"

i cant believe that someone had actually asked this sort of question ...


//oo is one of the rare app that people dare to say "start from now ..." ...



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Old 01-24-2007, 11:55 PM   #52
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>> "OpenOffice vs Microsoft Office, which do you prefer and why?"

i cant believe that someone had actually asked this sort of question ...


//oo is one of the rare app that people dare to say "everybody lets start from now ..." ...



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Old 01-25-2007, 06:33 PM   #53
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Microsoft Office 2004. Why?

1) WYSIWYG if you suddenly have to deal certain excel-sheet to 80% of worlds computer-using population
2) OOo derivatives for Mac are crap.
3a) I *can* import .ppt file to Keynote to make it gorgeous but not a file from OOo Impress
3b) Impress presentations look like barf compared to Keynote

 
Old 01-26-2007, 06:39 AM   #54
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that 80% of your "worlds computer-using population" use ms office softwares because thay want to make sure that everyone of them can access every documents created by everyone ...


//whatever ...


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Old 01-26-2007, 07:03 AM   #55
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My Office needs are very very minimal. I pretty much use a spreadsheet to keep track of a budget and a database w/ pics and serial numbers of important property. Word to fire off nasty letters on occasion, etc.

Given how little "I" use this program, it would be borderline insane for me to spend the money on MS Office, and OpenOffice works perfectly for me.

IGF
 
Old 01-26-2007, 03:01 PM   #56
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Microsoft Office 2004. Why?

1) WYSIWYG if you suddenly have to deal certain excel-sheet to 80% of worlds computer-using population
2) OOo derivatives for Mac are crap.
3a) I *can* import .ppt file to Keynote to make it gorgeous but not a file from OOo Impress
3b) Impress presentations look like barf compared to Keynote

Just don't use a Mac.
 
Old 01-26-2007, 03:37 PM   #57
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if ms was not around anymore , at least they still have mac ... if not , everything would seem to be a bit weird and too strange for them ...


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Old 01-26-2007, 05:24 PM   #58
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OpenOffice.org, for the love of gord OO.o

I have to transfer so many bloody files from .swd/.odt to .doc on a daily basis just to get them to work with the bloody school's computers. It's stupid! Why can't Word just read the darn open standarts?

Openoffice.org at least allows easy transfer between itself, GNOME Office, KOffice, and other stuff.

I have no need to spend 100$'s on a word processor and spreadsheet tool and a presentor.

MS Office < Openoffice.org, no competition. One was made with love, the other with hate.

Last edited by Jorophose; 01-26-2007 at 06:20 PM.
 
Old 01-26-2007, 06:17 PM   #59
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As a college student, there is nothing I have ever needed to do in word that I could not do in OpenOffice. Most frequently, I work with text documents, and spreadsheets. I have not had any problems transferring files between MS Office and OpenOffice.

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Old 01-26-2007, 06:32 PM   #60
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All that I can say is that for 99.9% of all purposes I cannot tell the difference. OpenOffice is a masterfully-done program, just as I would expect from Sun Microsystems.

However, if I happened to need "100% compatibility with the real McCoy" for some paying project, I would of course use "the real McCoy," which I also have at my beck-and-call on another computer. That moment, however, has not yet arrived.
 
  


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