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MS Office leads? [way off topic --but I got`s no friend... - 10/4/2009 3:09:50 AM   
spellir74

 

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Hello all.

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I'm looking for an alternative to Microsoft's Office XP (word).

So in your experience, whats out there for a WinXP set up?

Free; no malware.

I searched and came up with Abiword.

But I want to known 'whats the good schtuff'?
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RE: MS Office leads? [way off topic --but I got`s no fr... - 10/4/2009 3:17:37 AM   
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I have Open Office installed on an old PC running XP. I use it very rarely, but seems trouble free. It cerainly runs better than the old MS Office I had on that machine.

http://www.openoffice.org/

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RE: MS Office leads? [way off topic --but I got`s no fr... - 10/4/2009 3:23:41 AM   
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Thanks.

Yeah. Now that you mention it I have heard of that. (Might be the good stuff --anyone else?)

Downloading now.

WTF: 30MINUTES!!?

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RE: MS Office leads? [way off topic --but I got`s no fr... - 10/4/2009 6:53:47 AM   
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Open Office. It's as good, once you get used to the differences, and almost as comprehensive as MS Office - hence the download time - and is (and partially because it is) the de facto standard for Linux installations.



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RE: MS Office leads? [way off topic --but I got`s no fr... - 10/4/2009 8:19:03 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: spellir74

Thanks.

Yeah. Now that you mention it I have heard of that. (Might be the good stuff --anyone else?)

Downloading now.

WTF: 30MINUTES!!?


You've got to be kidding being upset because something is a 30 minute download?? I've had downloads last 3 days.

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RE: MS Office leads? [way off topic --but I got`s no fr... - 10/4/2009 9:23:43 AM   
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The 30 minutes you invested is worth it. You get a complete Office package which you won't be disappointed with for free. Not a bad deal at all if you ask me :-)

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RE: MS Office leads? [way off topic --but I got`s no fr... - 10/4/2009 12:47:53 PM   
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Installed.

Yep that's good stuff.

Thanks all!!




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RE: MS Office leads? [way off topic --but I got`s no fr... - 10/4/2009 2:34:03 PM   
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What I like about OO is that you can open a MS item, modify it, and export it out as the MS item.

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RE: MS Office leads? [way off topic --but I got`s no fr... - 10/4/2009 4:08:50 PM   
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quote:

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You've got to be kidding being upset because something is a 30 minute download?? I've had downloads last 3 days.


Yes. But for the regular web that was long. It is okay though.

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RE: MS Office leads? [way off topic --but I got`s no fr... - 10/4/2009 4:10:33 PM   
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I've used OO for a good while now, and am satisfied. Like the internal PDF-converter a lot.

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RE: MS Office leads? [way off topic --but I got`s no fr... - 10/4/2009 4:40:55 PM   
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My favourite feature is the .pdf handling in general, I think. Much more powerful than Word 2007. Most of the standard Linux applications are every bit as impressive as the Windows payware, and as most have Windows equivalents that's something well worth considering in selecting freeware. GIMP (paint program) is particularly awesome as well.

I do most of my productivity stuff on an Ubuntu Linux machine (my old Windows gaming one) these days.

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RE: MS Office leads? [way off topic --but I got`s no fr... - 10/5/2009 4:54:29 AM   
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It has been said that the last good version of MS Office 2003 which I happen to have on my XP Pro system. If you don't go for the open office you might try to find a copy of the o3 MS office.
This would be easier said than done.

J am thinking of trying the open office program when I buy windows 7 next year.

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RE: MS Office leads? [way off topic --but I got`s no fr... - 10/5/2009 5:12:01 AM   
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Does the OO spreadsheet program have VB capability for UDF's ?

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RE: MS Office leads? [way off topic --but I got`s no fr... - 10/5/2009 2:06:52 PM   
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Lotus also offers a free version of "Office". Never used it, so can't really say how well it compares to MSWord...

http://symphony.lotus.com/software/lotus/symphony/home.nsf/home

p.s free, but requires registration

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