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View Poll Results: Which is better Office
MS Office 2003 20 23.81%
OpenOffice 60 71.43%
StarOffice 5 5.95%
KOffice 11 13.10%
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:08 PM   #16
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Talking Re: MS Office '03 & Wine


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Originally Posted by Homie Bongo View Post
Your mother probably hasn't told you never to install Wine apps as root! I don't know if your problem begins here, but I feel there is a problem. Never give a program permission it doesn't need. If you wanted to share the installation among more users I believe there are other ways, such as installing the apps in a shared directory under /home or so.

Have you tried installing it under your account first?
Before installing MS Office '03 as a root, I installed it as a normal user, but the same problem raised. So, I thought, if I installed it as root, then maybe the problem will be solved. As root, it still raised the same problem... So, anyone adventuring in the same problem?
 
Old 09-01-2007, 01:08 PM   #17
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Ms office has been marked rated by even codeweavers, so better to use ms2000(gold). However, I personally prefer openoffice.
If you dont mind illegal downloading, get codeweavers from torrents. But, ms2000 is bound to work with wine, if you want to be legal, or if you want to use it for ur organisation.
 
Old 09-01-2007, 02:07 PM   #18
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I can't begin to tell you all the issues that come up from getting documents from Outside our office that no-one can open because they were created with a newer version of office.. what a crock.
A free plugin from M$ will enable old version to open newer formats.

An average joe hardly consumes 10% of office features the rest are junk installed on your pc.
 
Old 09-01-2007, 08:53 PM   #19
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My choice of office suite would be none of the mentioned. I actually like to use Google Doc (Word processor and Spreadsheet). Of course it doesn't have database and presentation, but for everything else, it's all one needs!
 
Old 09-02-2007, 06:49 AM   #20
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Have you tried Zoho? (http://www.zoho.com)
Zoho has the word processor and the spreadsheet, plus the presentation and the database! They have a lot more too, like chat, wiki, planner, mail, notebook, etc. Even for just the word processor, I think Zoho is superior to Google Docs.
 
Old 09-16-2007, 12:03 PM   #21
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Running MS Office 2003 under Linux with Wine

Over this past week end I have posted three Microsoft Office on Linux with Wine articles.

The Office 97 article is located here

The Office 2000 article is located here

The Office 2003 article is located here

All three articles have code samples and lots of screen shots for new and experienced Linux users.
 
Old 09-16-2007, 09:54 PM   #22
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It really depends what I'm doing.

I like OpenOffice & kOffice because they have regular expressions in the find replace. If I'm sending the document to some one who's using Word and they need to edit it I will use MS Office otherwise Open or K and export to PDF.
 
Old 09-16-2007, 11:18 PM   #23
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It really depends what I'm doing.

I like OpenOffice & kOffice because they have regular expressions in the find replace. If I'm sending the document to some one who's using Word and they need to edit it I will use MS Office otherwise Open or K and export to PDF.
Yes I agree if you can go with a Open Source solution that is your best bet. But if you *have* to have MS Office its kinda nice to know that that option is also available to Linux users. Also Microsoft sold a boat load of Office 97,2000, 2003 licences so if you already own a licence why not get every drop of use out of it? It's already bought and payed for right?

I plan to update OpenOffice to 2.3.0 sometime this week.

Cheers,

-Tom
 
Old 06-09-2009, 11:11 AM   #24
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i have a copy of office 2003 pro (the million pound version)if installed on windows ould i do wine pathtoofficeonC: using the copy of office i have on windows?? i only have it cos my mum got 2007 from work...
 
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Install Office 2003 with Wine or better yet Bordeaux

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