OpenOffice

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Badcompany, Nov 24, 2007.

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  1. Badcompany
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    Is OpenOffice a good alternative to Microsoft Office, or are there better ones.Just a basic offfice suit.
    Badcompany.
  2. zapjb
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    Depends what you need. If interoperability with M$ users & formats is paramount. Then OO is the best there is so far. Except it's payware sister StarOffice.
  3. gerardwil
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    If you want some more bells and whistles:

    It is free as well.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/ooop

    Gerard
  4. Kerodo
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    OpenOffice is very good... If they would just make a good Outlook clone, I'd never go back to MS Office again....
  5. Aerowinder
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    I do believe they are or were talking about doing just that.
  6. Kerodo
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    Well, if they do, that would be great news... :)
  7. Bob D
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    Interesting.
    So what is the difference between my StarOffice and OOOP (besides $)?
    Does OOOP have StarOffice quality spellchecker, thesaurus?
  8. Dogbiscuit
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  9. Long View
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    without outlook I'm staying with office 2003. Give me a replacement for Outlook and OO would replace Office same day.
  10. Pinga
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  11. Huupi
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    Just my experience......app within OO takes way more time loading as opposed to MS Office.
  12. True Orient
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    Probably because like IE, MS Office is preloaded. I feel that typing " /Prefetch:1" (without the quotes) in the Target box of OO properties helps... (right click OO icon | Click on properties | type " /Prefetch:1" after the .exe)
  13. clambermatic
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    My two cents' worth... between OpenOffice & OxygenOffice (FREE editions huh); OxygenOffice has far more advance integration on ALL MsOffice's apps!

    When it come to high flexibility of readin/converting/integrating MsOffice's gamut of documents types.... OxygenOffice is by far the best counterpart of MsOffice!! So, no need to further extrapolate on OxyOffice's Premium Edition.

    On complimenting plugins & razzmatazz, OpenOfc & OxygenOfc were far more advance than MsOfffice too. :p

    For student/SoHo users of standard document processing, OpenOfc is more than adequate enough. But for professionals in Legal/Medical/Research... OpenOfc & its sibling - OxygenOffice (FREE editions) is far ahead than MsOffice!

    Also, Thunderbird can be integrated with OpenOffice/OxyOffice via plugins.

    As for startup process, there is no difference between MsOffice's & OpenOfc/OxygenOfc. In my experience, MsOffice is a little tad heavier than OpenOfc/OxyOfc. And I would advise that such docxApps should be prevented from being included on your OS' startup process... coz it really consume a lot of RAMs, more so if most of you here got 2 & more (not including fanatics who got half a dozens) security features loaded.

    ;) StarOffice if i'm not wrong, has been SET FREE. It too has good integration with Ms'Office suites of apps. But was overtaken a bit by OpenOfc.

    Most of the units brought in for refurbishing/repairs to my associates are being heavily utilize by professionals... legals & engineers (aviations technicals).

    When done & offered an alternative against MsOffice, majority do accept. And i can say that almost 4 out of 5 never revert back to MsOffice. The other fifth usually had MsWORD Viewer installed but use OpenOffice/OxyOfc as main progs.

    The engineers... boy, how they love OpenOfc's Formula!
  14. Arup
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    OO comes with Thesarus and Spell check which is as good as the one in MS, there is a free grammar check as well which is a add on in case you want one.
  15. Huupi
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    Have OO anymore so can't check but anyway thanks.
  16. dbknox
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    Thanks for that True Orient works for me.
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