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Open Office updates to v1.1
Brett_Tabke




msg:347001
 6:35 pm on Oct 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

The highly popular and recommended alternative office suite has been updated to v1.1:

[openoffice.org...]

The biggest changes are an updated look, and a much faster load time.

 

bcolflesh




msg:347002
 6:40 pm on Oct 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

Anyone switched over completely to this? The first versions were too slow and had issues with complex files when I last tried...

heini




msg:347003
 6:59 pm on Oct 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

Been using the 1.1.0 for weeks, loads faster and is more stable. I only use the word and excel equivalents, and I'm far from pushing it to the limits, but from my POV it's 100% on par with the MS products.

Plus! I can work with all word docs, all versions, which is the one thing I really really hate about MSOffice.

Plus! there's a quite reasonable PDF generator built in, which I think is new (at least I hadn't recognised it in earlier versions)

Brett_Tabke




msg:347004
 7:22 pm on Oct 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

>anyone switched over completely to this?

Yes.

> complex files.

It is more compatable with more Word .DOC file formats than Word itself. I've got doc files going back to v2.x(?) that Word will not open, yet OpenOffice has no problem with.

That is one of the major great things about OpenOffice, is all the wide ranging file formats it can import.

The html editor, isn't too bad either.

bcolflesh




msg:347005
 7:32 pm on Oct 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

The html editor, isn't too bad either

If that baby has back, I'm in B!

shasan




msg:347006
 8:17 pm on Oct 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

sweet, I'm so there.

HyperGeek




msg:347007
 7:45 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

DUDE! Seriously, I never knew that OpenOffice even existed.

Someone should start/post a list of open source/freeware programs like this so that we can all get on the same page and endorse them.

AVG ANTI-VIRUS (FREE VERSION) and SPYBOT SEARCH AND DESTROY are two of my favorite free utilities.

Of course, HTMLKIT is the shiznit if you want a really fast-as-notepad, expansive Web Editor. And EYEDROPPER is a extra-handy color picker that lets you cut and paste HTML Hex color codes after you capture the color.

Any other suggestions?

bcolflesh




msg:347008
 7:50 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

For Windows:

FileZilla
For all your FTP and SSH file transfer needs.

7-zip
No need for WinZip or WinRAR anymore.

Jon_King




msg:347009
 11:14 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Very impressive. Thanks.

Brett_Tabke




msg:347010
 11:32 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Any other pro's to using Open Office?

I've been using it for everything word pro. I'd not been using the spreadsheet because I thought it was too slow, but the 1.1 version seems a whole lot better.

shasan




msg:347011
 5:47 am on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

I think I've just been converted. Found a couple of bugs, but you can't beat free. Plus I feel like I'm being listened to when I report the bugs.

The HTML editor is surprisingly good. Beats the hell out of the M-word.

shasan.

thewebboy




msg:347012
 7:54 am on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

>anyone switched over completely to this?

Yep, I have been using it for over a year now. I love it.

bird




msg:347013
 11:50 am on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

anyone switched over completely to this?

I've been using it for several years now. Since I'm operating under Linux, I didn't really have much choice after the experimental Linux version of Framemaker was canned. But I'm happy with the functionality, and each new version makes me happier.

DrOliver




msg:347014
 10:32 am on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

>anyone switched over completely to this?

Yes, me too. Still have Word, but only since it came free with the new PC. Other than that, I use OpenOffice.

The PDF-creator is new to version 1.1.

TGecho




msg:347015
 2:16 pm on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm moving over. I just realized that I haven't used MS Office in a while ;)

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