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Old 10-21-2016, 10:47 AM
 
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I have used it for years only my PCs and it is great. No problems. I do mostly use Mac OS now however.
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Old 10-21-2016, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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This is encouraging. My MSWord will be cut off in a couple of weeks according to their warning. The computer guy who recommended Open Office said I could still see my documents there but wouldn't be able to create one. I've downloaded OO already so whatever I lose in Word, I will have in OO. I hope.

I don't need a lot of features, just enough to be able to type out my stories so this should work just fine.

I was really angry with the computer guy who removed my Word 7 and replaced it with Word 10. He wasn't even certain he could stop the Word 10 from going away if I were to bring in my computer. I certainly don't want to pay for a whole new Word program. I got 7 from my company where I used to work for free. I even have the discs for it. But I think I will be just fine with OO.
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Old 10-21-2016, 02:52 PM
 
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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.
isnt that like complaining that a chevy muffler doesnt work on a ford ?
You're obviously not a car guy.
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Old 10-22-2016, 03:54 AM
 
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Thank you for (inadvertently) reminding me the name of Open Office. When I switched from MS to Apple, I think it should have transfered along with everything else but it apparently did not. I've been trying for some time to remember the exact name so I could find and download it.

Open Office is, as many here have said, great. And it lets you type a letter the way you want to type it, not the way it wants you to type it.

Enjoy.
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Old 10-22-2016, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Thank you for (inadvertently) reminding me the name of Open Office. When I switched from MS to Apple, I think it should have transfered along with everything else but it apparently did not. I've been trying for some time to remember the exact name so I could find and download it.

Open Office is, as many here have said, great. And it lets you type a letter the way you want to type it, not the way it wants you to type it.

Enjoy.
I agree. I went from a 2001 student version of MSOffice to MSWord 7. I wasn't crazy about the format of 7 but got used to it.

10 was a pain in the neck. Too many things I didn't need and not as convenient. I think I am going to like Open Office much better.
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Old 10-22-2016, 10:05 AM
 
Location: SC
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OO is a great product. It is not as smooth in some functions as MS Office, but it works very well.

I have two notes:

Remember when you send a document, that is is most likely a OO file and not a doc file and though popular not everyone can open a OO file.

Second, only download from the correct page, if you are not careful is had been easy to get a virus.
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Old 10-22-2016, 07:52 PM
 
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This is encouraging. My MSWord will be cut off in a couple of weeks according to their warning.
Office is pretty cheap if you buy the subscription from Amazon.

Also don't use OO. Oracle basically killed it before handing it over to Apache. There's only a half dozen or so developers left and there's talk of abandoning it altogether.

All the resources went to LibreOffice.
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Old 10-23-2016, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I'm a Linux user (slackware), however if I were to be unbiased I would say that Open Office is really not comparable to MS Office. If you have anything relatively important to do with this software, you're much better off spending 100 dollars and getting MS Office.

I don't mind Open Office, but I have MS Office 365 on my PC either way..
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Old 10-23-2016, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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I use it and like it as well. I LOVE the price tag Supporting Open Source when we can is the best thing we can do. Go for it. Liz
Since you "love the price tag" which is free...I'm wondering what it is you think you're doing to "support" open source?

Or is using it for free the "support" you're talking about? Maybe you are a developer for Open Office?

Here you go, this is how to "support" Open Office. Help Us Help the World
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I'm a Linux user (slackware), however if I were to be unbiased I would say that Open Office is really not comparable to MS Office. If you have anything relatively important to do with this software, you're much better off spending 100 dollars and getting MS Office.

I don't mind Open Office, but I have MS Office 365 on my PC either way..
I don't need it for anything important. At one time I did use many of the bells and whistles on MSWord but that's a thing of the past. All I need is to be able to write on it.

This morning though, I had a thought. I am not certain and I'd have to check but I believe I may still have the software for my former Word 7 program. If I do, maybe I can reinstall that.
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