Posted 17 June 2007 - 11:07 AM
I too, use OO.o almost exclusively. You can save as and retrieve MS Office files quite easily; in only the most complex of documents or spreadsheets (or those with lots of macros) have I seem any problems, and this is with translation from OO to MS. You get a good word processor, spreadsheet, database, and presentation program. If you daughter is familiar with MS Office, then she would have no problem using OO.o. While the documentation for OO.o is somewhat less than with MS Office, it is improving drastically now that there is a concerted effort to provide something more than the most basic manuals.
I would certainly give OO.o a try---after all it is free for the downloading.
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