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Old 10-06-2008, 05:22 PM   #1
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Question Open Office Database issue


Hi Guys,

I need to build a simple db so I'm using oobase. I was able to create a few tables but when I open them and try to enter data I can't!! all the options are grayed out. I'm the owner of the file (db).
I think it is something simple but I can't figure it out!!
please help!!! I don't want to end up using M$crosoft access grrr
 
Old 10-06-2008, 05:29 PM   #2
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I'll probably get flamed for this, but...

Office 2007 is a great product (IMO). It's well worth the 5 or 6 gigs to install Windows XP in a VM and install the full Office 2007 suite (again, IMO).

While I remain hopeful for open source alternatives (or even proprietary native Linux alternatives at this point), current Microsoft Office 2007 is just too good of a product to live without.

Again, that's just my opinion. I personally think that the Office Suite (and ESPECIALLY Visio) is the only good piece of software from Microsoft, and the only essential piece of software that does not have a Linux equivalent.
 
Old 10-06-2008, 05:36 PM   #3
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I think oocalc, oowriter, ooimpress are better than M$crosoft office now when it comes down to dbs I think m$crosoft is better (for now). I had a problem at work where excel wouldn't open a damaged spreadsheet... after trying to open that file on different machines I decided to cp it to my linux box and see if oocalc was going to open it AND IT DID i was able to recover the file and save it as xls.
 
Old 10-06-2008, 05:43 PM   #4
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I personally think it's all great. It could be that I'm just more accustomed to Office 2007, but I think it's all around better. And, believe it or not, in my experience it responds quicker than OOo.

Regardless, if all you want is MS Access, it would still be worth it (IMO) to use about 3GB of space to install XP in a VM and put Access on it without any of the other Office software.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 09:17 AM   #5
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I need to know how to enter data to the table!!! I'm going nuts! please help!
 
Old 10-28-2008, 01:23 AM   #6
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Trouble opening open office tables

Did you try creating a query to the table, and then adding data through the open query?
 
  


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