Alternatives to Microsoft office

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Michael_aust, Feb 21, 2005.

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  1. Michael_aust

    Michael_aust Registered Member

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    I'm looking for an alternative to Microsoft office. At the moment im using a student edition and looking for a cheaper alternative. Just wondering if anyone has used Star Office and Open office. What were your experiances of it? I understand its completely compatible with office documents?

    Thanks

    Michael
     
  2. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

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    OpenOffice is very good. Only small problem is that a few Office graphical tools don't convert nicely, but once a picture is pasted in, Openoffice handles it better than MSoffice. Otherwise conversion is perfect for me and I love the pdf output.

    Current version is lacking an access like database, but version 2 has one.
    Just try it for yourself.

    And of course, there's the linux version, identical to the windows one, says one tux to another :)
     
  3. AnthonyG

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    A friend of mine has open office to do all his university work and he says its very good. Havent tried it myself though.
     
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    A magazine reviewed Star Office once and it said that it was very good in what it offered, but was lacking in features or their implementations slightly.
     
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