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Old 04-09-2009, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Spiffy. More and more of my profs are using sending out .docx files and OO 2.4 won't open 'em.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:38 AM
 
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Will 3.0 open .docx files?
Yes
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:52 AM
 
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It works for me. Of course I only use it occasionally on my home computer because I don't have all the software we have at work.
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I personally don't like it.
Put it on hubby's puter, he didn't like it either.
Ended up giving him office.

The newest issue of Maximum PC Magazine has an article on Open Office.
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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I personally don't like it.
Put it on hubby's puter, he didn't like it either.
Ended up giving him office.

The newest issue of Maximum PC Magazine has an article on Open Office.
Well yea, a "free office suite" vs. a $200 office suite that is 'given', is a no brainer, and yes Office is a more featured $200+ suite, than the truly free OO.

But not everyone has someone that will "give them" a $200+ free office suite.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I use OO because I can't afford MS Office Professional 2007 for 3+ computers. Like $900+ ? Microsoft got too greedy on it's Licensing of Office so I didn't upgrade to 2007. Maybe I should go to a community college class and then get the Professional Academic version for $129!

I like OO 3.0 a lot, but it can't print postal bar codes on an envelope like Word 2003 can.
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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I like OO 3.0 a lot, but it can't print postal bar codes on an envelope like Word 2003 can.
I have Office 2007 and I can't print postal bar codes either. M$ removed it because they said it was too difficult to keep up with the changing postal system requirements.

There is a way to add POSTNET barcodes, but too much of a hassle.
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Means I'll have to stick with Office 2003 and Xp for postal code envelopes. My Office 2003 won't install on my Vista 64 Home Premium.
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Means I'll have to stick with Office 2003 and Xp for postal code envelopes. My Office 2003 won't install on my Vista 64 Home Premium.
You may be able to get off cheaper with an upgrade.
Go to newegg.com, look under software.
Usually you use the upgrade disk to install. It should ask for the CD key of the old version. You shouldn't have to install the older version
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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I downloaded OpenOffice yesterday on my new laptop...but I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it. I haven't used it enough to know, but I do like all the bells and whistles of MS Word. I think I may buy MS Office 2007, especially since I can get the Ultimate Steal student discounted version for only $59.95 (includes Word, Excel, PPT, Access, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, InfoPath, and Groove).

Is there a new version of Office coming out anytime soon?
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