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Old 12-09-2007, 11:39 PM
 
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Free and the best alternative to microsoft office.
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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It is great and I love it. I put it on Friend's new computers and all of them love it! They like me too as I saved them a lot of money.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:27 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I used it throughout high school on my Linux machine and it worked great. I recommend it to many of my housemates who don't want to spring for the price of MS Office 2007. Office 2007 plays pretty well with MS SQL Server and Visual Studio, and I use most of the programs daily, everything ALMOST daily, so I justified the high price.

If you're not using your productivity software more than 6 hours/day or if you stick to Word/PPT/Excel, go for OpenOffice.org software. It's worth it!!
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Old 10-20-2016, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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This is a very old thread but I have just downloaded OO and wanted to ask if anyone has good or bad experience with it. I found this thread in which everyone seems to be giving it a favorable opinion.

My story is odd. Last December I bought a refurbished computer from a small computer business. It was upgraded with Windows 7 from XP. I had Word 7 and liked it but for some reason he replaced it with Word 10 rather than transferring 7.

Well recently I went on to my Word10 program and got a message that if I didn't reactivate my key, I would lose Word 10. After all this time, I have no idea why. So I called the guy from whom I got my computer and he told me to bring it in so he could enter the key. I can't do that. I've moved clear to the other side of town and don't drive.

So he thought of Open Office. He told me to download it and I wouldn't have to worry about reactivating anything. So I did.

So far it looks good. Everything I am reading here is encouraging. I really need it because I write short stories for a writing group and don't want to do it the old fashioned way with pen and paper.

Any other comments anyone can make about this program? Good? Bad? In between? Thanks.
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Old 10-20-2016, 03:24 PM
 
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Just downloaded it for review. First thing I tried failed. Opened a table created in Word 2003 and it would not add/remove rows or columns.
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Old 10-20-2016, 03:36 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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There is another similar product called Libre Office. This and Open Office use a different menu structure more similar to Office 2003. Office 2007 and later releases from MS used the now familiar "ribbon" interface. The free products do lack a full featured email app like Outlook but for spreadsheets and word processing work just fine for most and best of all is they are free. We use MS Office 2013 where I work but IMO it is overpriced.

OpenOffice vs. LibreOffice: What’s the Difference and Which Should You Use?
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Old 10-20-2016, 05:43 PM
 
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I use LibreOffice and it doesn't do tables correctly from Word, either.
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:12 PM
 
Location: 5,400 feet
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I'm still using WordPerfect after 25-30 years.
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Old 10-21-2016, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Table Rock Lake
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I am still using MS Works. Might look at OO.
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:30 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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i feel that libre-office writer (and even open-office writer) are snappier than ms-word.
i feel that ms-excel is snappier than libre-office calc.
i rarely do presentations so i dont have an opinion on ms-powerpoint vs. libre-impress.
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I use LibreOffice and it doesn't do tables correctly from Word, either.
isnt that like complaining that a chevy muffler doesnt work on a ford ?
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