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Old 17th March 2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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Default Tired of Microsoft Office?

I was, so I looked around and found an excellent alternative for this suite and best of all is open source and Free to download and use.

Give it a try…

www.openoffice.org

Office from Bill at some $450 per license at my town; no wonder they are going down.

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Old 18th March 2008, 03:24 AM   #2
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That's a great program. I've been using it since they came out with 0.9 (ohhh, that was a LONG time ago )

Can export directly to .pdf too.

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Old 18th March 2008, 09:08 PM   #3
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If you would like an alternative to MS Access, here it is.

http://www.alphasoftware.com/
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Old 19th March 2008, 07:22 AM   #4
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Open office will not display video files linked in power point presentations.
It's a fact.

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Old 19th March 2008, 07:39 AM   #5
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Default Yes, I'm rather tired of Microsoft Office.

I'm using Neo Office (Open Office ported with Mac OSX looks), working quite well. I have also used Open Office on XP and it work almost perfectly. I noticed though some bugs.
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Open office will not display video files linked in power point presentations. It's a fact.
...as if that's a deal breaker..... Couldn't you link to the video from within impress? Otherwise perhaps there's a power point viewer out there for ya....
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

I like OOo and use it often. I do _really_ dislike the way the charting works in comparison to excel. If they made the charting a little more intuitive to format and added a couple features, I would probably never use M$ Office again.

Some complaints:
Can't get gridlines to show up in log graphs
PITA to format the axes by clicking on the graph
Many other idiosyncrasies that I don't immediately recall that are a chore to work around
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Old 24th March 2008, 04:20 AM   #7
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This happened to one of my colleague in a tight scheduled international conference.
This pc with open office was used for such a conference and in the middle of a presentation the video files wouldn't show up. He noticed the use of open office and had to run around for another pc

This is quite annoying when hundreds of participants are sitting in the hall.

Everything in this world is not perfect, that's also a fact.

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Old 25th March 2008, 05:38 AM   #8
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Everything in this world is not perfect, that's also a fact.

Gajanan Phadte

Yes, not even Microsoft.......
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Old 14th May 2008, 02:42 PM   #9
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...as if that's a deal breaker..... Couldn't you link to the video from within impress? Otherwise perhaps there's a power point viewer out there for ya....
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

I like OOo and use it often. I do _really_ dislike the way the charting works in comparison to excel. If they made the charting a little more intuitive to format and added a couple features, I would probably never use M$ Office again.

Some complaints:
Can't get gridlines to show up in log graphs
PITA to format the axes by clicking on the graph
Many other idiosyncrasies that I don't immediately recall that are a chore to work around
ProFit is a very nice software for diagrams.
http://www.quansoft.com/

Example of RIAA curve
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