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Old 11-15-2009, 11:55 AM   #1
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Open source (Microsoft Office Journal)

Does anyone know if there is an open source equivalent of a Microsoft Office journal that can be used with Fedora (11)?
Old 11-15-2009, 06:25 PM   #2
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When making requests like this it helps to explain what the software does or how it functions, as not everyone is going to be familiar with the software you use. Many people here do not use, or are even aware, of Microsoft software; so just dropping a name doesn't necessarily help.

For instance, I have never heard of "Microsoft Office Journal", and searching the term on Google doesn't seem to give me any clear idea of what it does. Some results seem to indicate it is just a basic note-taking application that features some type of group editing capability.

Is that what you are looking for?

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Old 11-15-2009, 06:29 PM   #3
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Isn't Journal a part of Outlook? AFAIK it allows you to view your emails, tasks, calendar entries on a timeline. Never used it or found it useful personally...
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I apologize.

I had a typo and meant to type "Microsoft Office Outlook Journal"

It is a utility that helps one manage their workflow by tracking time on projects throughout the day.

Basically, you start a project with a timer and it stores this data in a Gant chart like grid.

The specific feature is the timer.
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There are a few Microsoft Project-alikes out there, would that sort of thing be suitable?
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I also have an interest in this software.

I recently saw Microsoft Journal used to do an interactive presentation from a touchscreen laptop. The presenter imported several forms and tables into the software, brought the forms/tables up as "backgrounds" in the software, and was able to use a stylus to mark/doodle on the "backgrounds" on his laptop screen (not on a stand-alone tablet). The laptop was hooked up to an overhead projector for the audience to see the presentation. The result combined a static background with expressiveness of a "white board".

This was an awesome use of software, as well as, laptop/stylus technology.

Here's an example of what can be done to an imported grid form.

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