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Aug 17th, 2007 8:13 am
andy
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Originally Posted by brianbeemer
I use OpenOffice on my laptop - superb. However, it's not fully compatible with MS-Office and my wife complains every time we travel as she can't manage her documents for her PhD thesis and various articles for publication. Biggest problem is in tracking changes (very different) and OpenOffice always manages to lose all her footnotes.........
There is a new module available that teaches Office how to use the new Open document format files. Maybe that helps. But then M$ is and was always known to change things around just to make it harder for compeditors to compare directly.

OTOH with a compeditor that does 99.5% of what office does and a considerably lower price, some organizations already start to rethink their licensing policies. I know I would.
Aug 17th, 2007 8:10 am
andy
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Originally Posted by Zotter
And if you want one that's been prooven in the field - take a look at the fully free OpenOffice

http://openoffice.org

Hey, if it's good enough for...
I'm sure YOU know, but just to mention it: StarOffice is/was the basis of Openoffice. Both are basically more or less the same product, and since Google started to distribute StarOffice, they cost the same: NOTHING.
Aug 17th, 2007 5:58 am
brianbeemer I use OpenOffice on my laptop - superb. However, it's not fully compatible with MS-Office and my wife complains every time we travel as she can't manage her documents for her PhD thesis and various articles for publication. Biggest problem is in tracking changes (very different) and OpenOffice always manages to lose all her footnotes.........
Aug 17th, 2007 4:45 am
meese
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Originally Posted by andy
I bet in the coming months you will see some reaction of M$.
Maybe they'll just make Office free like they did with IE.
Aug 16th, 2007 11:33 pm
zippy_gg
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Originally Posted by Zotter
And if you want one that's been prooven in the field - take a look at the fully free OpenOffice

http://openoffice.org

Hey, if it's good enough for...
Been using it on Windoze and Linux with equal success!
Aug 16th, 2007 9:45 pm
Zotter And if you want one that's been prooven in the field - take a look at the fully free OpenOffice

http://openoffice.org

Hey, if it's good enough for...
Aug 16th, 2007 8:35 pm
andy
This is going to hurt!

Google is now distributing StarOffice as part of the Google pack. A full fledged Office package that automatically updates and does not cost you a penny.

http://pack.google.com

I bet in the coming months you will see some reaction of M$.

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