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#1 yano

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 08:28 AM

I've been using OpenOffice for a while, and I like it! It is compatible with many of my previous "Word" documents and the best thing is that I don't have to worry about the endless secruity problems with OfficeXP. However, I was wondering if anyone else here uses it, and likes it as well.

What got my attention of it, was that it is free. So I just want to see what other people view this product as, like is it what you'd expect from a free product? or How reliable it is. I've only had it for a short while.

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 10:46 AM

From what I heard it's a pretty reliable option for those who don't want to spend $$ on MS Office or Wordperfect Suite. I messed around with it for a bit but then I was given a copy of Office 2003. I haven't heard of many complaints though.
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Posted 29 April 2005 - 02:55 PM

I have been using OO.o for several years, and find it every bit as good (in some cases, better) than its MS Office counterpart. Many different foreign government agencies are adopting it, from large German cities to Australian governmental agencies.
For the most part, spreadsheets and text documents are compatible with MS file types, though I have found some problems with spreadsheet macros and inserted content in word processing texts.
I note that the next version, due sometime early summer, will contain an improved database that will compete with Access! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

All-in-all, I never hestite to recommend it to anyone except the extreme power user.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 09:27 AM

I like using OO.o cause its less buggy, and has less vulnerablities. :thumbsup:

However it took me like 30 minutes trying to find the thing to change the margins. Normally I'm used to just double clicking the ruler in Word.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 09:53 AM

The documentation for OO is ten times better than it was only a year ago, Yanowhiz, which helps when changing from Word to OO.o.
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 10:45 AM

Ok, thank you, jgweed, I'll have to read it sometime.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 11:40 AM

It always helps to RTFM, Yanowhiz.
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 02:02 PM

It always helps to RTFM, Yanowhiz.
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Hmm... so that is what the big white book with all the text in it is? :thumbsup: :flowers:

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 02:11 PM

Yeah the one with the cellophane wrap still on it,
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