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Old 06-04-2002, 02:25 PM   #1
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Hey all...

Is there a plug-in or something I can install on my linux box so that I can open/read/edit Microsoft Word and Excel files? I do networking contract work and my "boss" at the moment is in Virginia. He sends invoices and purchase orders as word and excel files and it is getting to be a pain to boot into Win2K just to see and print these files.

Thanks for the help,
David
 
Old 06-04-2002, 02:38 PM   #2
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StarOffice
OpenOffice

both of these can read Word and some of the other Office products. Its not a plugin your looking for, its a program more like it.
 
Old 06-04-2002, 02:49 PM   #3
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Thanks TrickyKid...

I tried downloading Star Office from the net but the only thing I could find was to purchase it. Is it not a free program? If it is, were can I get it?
 
Old 06-04-2002, 02:54 PM   #4
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Thanks TrickyKid...

I tried downloading Star Office from the net but the only thing I could find was to purchase it. Is it not a free program? If it is, were can I get it?
Version 6.0 isn't free. 5.2 was free, not sure if they took it off to download anymore.
You can look into OpenOffice though, its the equivalent of Star and its free.
 
Old 06-04-2002, 03:00 PM   #5
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According to Sun's site, 5.2 is no longer available for download from there. http://wwws.sun.com/software/download/
 
  


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