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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


View Poll Results: Office Suite of the Year 986 84.85%
Star Office 14 1.20%
KOffice 92 7.92%
CrossOver Office 15 1.29%
Siag Office 0 0%
Applixware 1 0.09%
GNOME Office 54 4.65%
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Old 01-04-2005, 02:43 PM   #46
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Originally posted by amilcar
There is another and crucial raison for using
OpenOffice and not the gentle Abiword:
The support of Arabic Langage!
Koffice supports as well, so if you can't use OOo for some reason, you can use Kwrite.
Old 01-04-2005, 07:15 PM   #47
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A very good package is not in the list:

Textmaker/Planmaker are excellent programs. Fast, small, stable, feature-rich and cross-platform: They are available on Windows, Linux and Pocket PC, and as I know there's even a version for the Zaurus. On Pocket PCs Planmaker ist said to be the only spreadsheet application that can really handle real Excel files --- something the Pocket PC Excel from Microsoft can't do...!!!

I used to like Applixware, as it was (and still is) fast and extremely stable. However, there's no development, it appears, so the future of this good package is uncertain.

Textmaker/Planmaker have all the advantages of Applixware plus an up-to-date look-and-feel and all the usability improvements we all got used to (call them wizards, assistents, helpers, companions or whatever you like --- you know what I mean).

Old 01-04-2005, 09:44 PM   #48
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kOffice. A PURE Linux app. Love it.
Old 01-05-2005, 02:29 AM   #49
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gnome office here.
Old 01-09-2005, 12:51 AM   #50
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I use LyX for all my writing and don't really have much use for the other office componets. OOdraw is kinda handy. I use Kword for reading ebooks because it has the best font handling and I really like the plastik KDE style.
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OpenOffice all the way I have even switched most of my windows buddies to OpenOffice!!!
Old 01-10-2005, 11:53 PM   #52
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Abiword as the writer is pretty good too - but if you need a complete office package - then go for .. it's GREAT
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missing option... LaTeX. I haven't used any of the above office programs--except for when I've had to open someone else's document--in several months. OOo is too slow, koffice is buggy, ugly, and makes bad output, and abiword is immature, yet. All of the above options neglect (or worse, in the case of koffice, mangle) proper kerning, ligatures, and hyphenation.

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Old 01-12-2005, 05:41 AM   #54
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sorry, Office 2000 on my lnux box & xp on my windows laptop
crossover office works well.

my work involves filling out complex forms with complex formatting. even different versions of M$ office aren't compatible enough, so have to boot back to office xp on windows xp.

I hope open office version 2.0 will deliver the goods so I can move over

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Old 01-12-2005, 05:46 AM   #55
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missing option... LaTeX. I haven't used any of the above office programs--except for when I've had to open someone else's document--in several months. OOo is too slow, koffice is buggy, ugly, and makes bad output, and abiword is immature, yet. All of the above options neglect (or worse, in the case of koffice, mangle) proper kerning, ligatures, and hyphenation.
LaTeX is a macro package on top of TeX which is a typesetting tool. Not an office app. I don't think that Leslie Lamport or Donald Knuth with be overly pleased when their work are classified as "office suites".
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I voted for Open office though I find it slow especially if you install a lot of fonts.
Old 01-14-2005, 10:10 AM   #57
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How can OpenOffice not win? It's one of the best OpenSource apps out there!

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Old 01-20-2005, 07:01 AM   #59
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Originally posted by BittaBrotha
likewise. it goes everywhere.
Old 01-20-2005, 07:32 AM   #60
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I use and was using it even while I was still using Windows.

I'm mystified by the numerous comments about OOo's "slowness." It's just as fast as MS Office on my setup.

I only wish macros were as easy to deal with as in MS Word. That, to me, is the big drawback to OOo. In Word, I had lots of macros and they were very useful; in OOo I struggle to manufacture a few of them and time after time they have got LOST after all that work. So I do with as few as I can.

Otherwise, no complaint to speak of.


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