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Old 04-13-2002, 12:52 PM   #1
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star office


I'm using SuSE 7.1 on my dell inspiron 8100. I've been trying to use star office. it generally works fine but when i try to save a document in an MS word format (.doc) it freezes. it's REALLY pissing me off. please help, thanks.

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Old 04-13-2002, 04:57 PM   #2
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Are you using the beta version?
 
Old 04-13-2002, 09:27 PM   #3
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i'm using 5.2
 
Old 04-13-2002, 09:28 PM   #4
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that is the problem though, its ms format which doesn't work very well since ms doesn't release their code, its basically guessed. you might want to save as another type, like rtf and then see if you can't pull it up as a word doc when using word.. to test.
 
Old 04-14-2002, 06:11 AM   #5
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Maybe you should try OpenOffice, Its better than staroffice and i heard all good things about it although i didnt have a chance to use it. (stuck on 56k connection, it takes too long to download it).

Anywayz are you the same jonnyjonjon from HH? Their site is dead right?

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Old 04-15-2002, 04:40 AM   #6
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"that is the problem though, its ms format which doesn't work very well since ms doesn't release their code, its basically guessed. you might want to save as another type, like rtf and then see if you can't pull it up as a word doc when using word.. to test.
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ms word format works fine and ms not wanting to "release" their source code is called common business sense .

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Old 04-15-2002, 04:40 AM   #7
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yeah that's me. i guess their sight is dead or at least they've had it shut down for the last 3 or 4 months. i actually found this forum from a post you made there. nice to see you.

-jon
 
Old 04-15-2002, 06:43 AM   #8
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You're a moron ms word format works fine and ms not wanting to "release" their source code is called common business sense .
Steady on Pack. I think he meant that the word filter in star office. And I would have thought that interoperability makes better business sense... Oh yeah, unless your a monopoly
 
Old 04-15-2002, 10:06 AM   #9
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jesus

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You're a moron ms word format works fine and ms not wanting to "release" their source code is called common business sense . [/B]
OK - here's the deal before you go yelling moron at anyone. Every fscking manufacturer on the planet gives the heads up to people who produce software that works with their operating system - ie. anyone who wants to produce a driver. If your product is completely standalone then you might be able to get away with this (that is if you produce all of your own hardware) as long as you don't ever want to print or do anything with application data outside of that application. What is moronic is the assumption that absolute secrecy is some kind of foolproof business plan and that protecting your OS/device/application from coexisting with anything else is a good idea.

Grow up.
 
Old 04-15-2002, 10:12 AM   #10
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You're a moron ms word format works fine and ms not wanting to "release" their source code is called common business sense .
You better watch who your calling a moron. And I was referring to the word filter.

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Old 04-17-2002, 05:51 PM   #11
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I use http://www.openoffice.org which is the same as Star Office and it's free (LGPL). It imports and exports M$ office formats quite nicely in many cases.

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Old 04-17-2002, 11:00 PM   #12
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As a student I have used both to write papers for school.
I run into the same problem with both. Some professors can't open them (Windoze users). Others can (*NIX users). I just put W2K back on my machine. Cuz everyone knows how to pay bill to open them.
 
Old 04-18-2002, 12:47 PM   #13
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Star Office 5.2 is kind of old. Try the latest release from OpenOffice.org
 
Old 04-18-2002, 03:56 PM   #14
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Hey reed, I always use the RTF format. EVERYBODY can open RTF files no probs. Anyway, DOC is way bloated... for example, my CV in RTF is 19K and if I open that in MS office 2k and save it as DOC it bloats to 40k. Thats from memory, but I'm quite sure it's right.
 
  


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