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Old 10-17-2003, 10:06 AM   #1
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Question OpenOffice vs KOffice


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$??
 
Old 10-17-2003, 10:12 AM   #2
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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.

John
 
Old 10-17-2003, 10:21 AM   #3
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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].
 
Old 10-17-2003, 10:27 AM   #4
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Re: OpenOffice vs KOffice

Quote:
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.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 12:34 PM   #5
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well I'll tell you what both of them have the inability to do:

print envelopes

I have to reboot into windows just to print my monthly bill envelopes. how sad.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 04:16 PM   #6
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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 :}

Cheers,
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Old 10-17-2003, 04:31 PM   #7
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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 :}

Cheers,
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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.
 
  


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