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Old 07-26-2002, 10:54 PM   #1
BlackDogg
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StarOffice or Open Office?


I'm now trying to find a good office program, which one do you guys prefer? What are the pros and cons of each? I'd like to hear what you guys think. Is there any other player than then these two distro?
 
Old 07-26-2002, 11:38 PM   #2
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StarOffice has a centralised workspace and it has scheduler/planner, e-mail, newsgroup, web browser, etc. You can turn off the Web browser.

Both share the same core codes.
 
Old 07-27-2002, 12:10 AM   #3
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Trying to find the last free version of staroffice, is it on suns site? last I checked it wasn't available for dl anymore.
 
Old 07-27-2002, 12:23 AM   #4
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5.2 and up is no longer available for dl for free. Some old distros came with it so if you have any old ones you may be able to find a copy, or you can buy some boxed versions of certain distros (ex SuSE 8.0) and they come with it now. You can still find 5.1 around though.
 
Old 07-27-2002, 01:04 AM   #5
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I'd recommend OpenOffice, if for no other reason than that it is GPL, and therefore free to use (regardless of commercial or private use).

The pre- 1.0 version of OpenOffice is the one that comes with Mandrake 8.2. I like it. It's pretty nice.

The only thing I'd really love would be an open source database program, ala Paradox.
 
Old 08-07-2002, 06:12 AM   #6
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installed openoffice, menu fonts way too small

I got openoffice installed, but the menu fonts are like hella hard to make out. Am I the only one with this problem, or am I trippin? If I'm not trippin, is there a remedy for this problem? Also I know I'm not the only one with this problem regarding small fonts with a web browser such as mozilla. I read somewhere before that this can be fixed. I will google this search or on this forum in a bit to find some answers, but if any one has a quick fix, can ya relay it? Thanx.
 
Old 08-07-2002, 11:23 PM   #7
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I have both OpenOffice and StarOffice 6.0. I personally like both of them. Try Openoffice and if you like it buy Staroffice. Of course if Openoffice does what you need use it and enjoy.

But I like the StarOffice support for windows, Linux, and Sun all in 1 package for about $70.00 US.
 
Old 08-09-2002, 09:53 AM   #8
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One annoying bug you should know in OpenOffice 1.0, is that you cannot copy and paste formulas. This works fine with StarOffice 5.2.

If you have an older computer, you should probably use StarOffice 5.2, because it is a little bit faster than OpenOffice 1.0.
 
Old 08-09-2002, 10:10 AM   #9
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Re: installed openoffice, menu fonts way too small

Quote:
Originally posted by BlackDogg
I got openoffice installed, but the menu fonts are like hella hard to make out. Am I the only one with this problem, or am I trippin? If I'm not trippin, is there a remedy for this problem? Also I know I'm not the only one with this problem regarding small fonts with a web browser such as mozilla. I read somewhere before that this can be fixed. I will google this search or on this forum in a bit to find some answers, but if any one has a quick fix, can ya relay it? Thanx.
You can change the menu fonts in OpenOffice.org
Tools -> Options -> OpenOffice.org -> Font Replacement
Write
Andale Sans UI into "Font" (don't worry when it's not listed) and the font you'd like to have in menus into "Replace with". Click the gree tick, then "Always" and "Screen", "OK" and you've got it
I'm using QuasiSwissTTF, looks nice.
 
Old 08-09-2002, 01:47 PM   #10
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Mara, I tried this, and the menu fonts are still the same. It only changed the document fonts, what I meant was the application menu toolbars, etc, they are hard for me to read. Is there any way to change this?
 
Old 08-09-2002, 03:55 PM   #11
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Hmm... It works perfectly for me. Check it twice, especially "screen" and "always" boxes.
 
Old 08-10-2002, 06:53 PM   #12
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Personally I like staroffice better, and I'd use the browser in it if I could figure out how to make it java compliant. It's the fastest browser I have ever used, and it displays pic's awesome.
 
Old 08-31-2002, 09:21 PM   #13
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staroffice is free with mandrake 8.2
might be worth buying th=e distro just for that.
 
  


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