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I am running RedHat8 and Mandrake 9.1 which come with Open Office and KOffice respectivly. I may be missing something but it doesn't seem like KOffice can save file types into M$ format (excel, word..etc). This seems to be a huge oversight, why would anyone use it instead of open office which will save to M$??
Well, Open Office can be a lot slower to start, so if someone doesn't care about writing to M$ formats (and it happens!) they might prefer KOffice for that reason.
You should remember too, that both of these are ongoing projects that are constantly being improved. I haven't done any kind of deep comparison of the two, but I'm sure KOffice has other advantages too.
As jkobrien says, not everybody cares about saving to Microsoft office format. There are other advantages, such as the features available, the layout of how it is. Also, openoffice takes a while to load on a slow computer [it's very heavy, although I haven't tried koffice for a while, I don't know how that fares].
Originally posted by cjpsparks I am running RedHat8 and Mandrake 9.1 which come with Open Office and KOffice respectivly. I may be missing something but it doesn't seem like KOffice can save file types into M$ format (excel, word..etc). This seems to be a huge oversight, why would anyone use it instead of open office which will save to M$??
Well, there are people that really don't give a s**t about m$ format.
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
Originally posted by Tinkster Not sure which version of OO you were using,
mine sure does know how to print envelopes.
I'm still on 1.0.1 stable :}
Well I'm using 1.1.0 and when I print envelopes, it does not have the correct envelope orientation for my HP printer. Plus when I preview my envelope printing, it shows it as a regular letter size paper with a rectangle shape in it (show that that is the envelope) but it doesn't work out correctly.
I'm pretty sure you have a printer model that Open Office knows the correct envelope orientation for. In the meantime, I will be stuck using Microsoft Word.