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Offline NI4NI

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Open Office - Free Office Suite Software - Word, Excel etc.
« on: April 11, 2005, 06:02:31 PM »
Open Office is a free Office Suite that is comparable to Microsoft's Office.  

It has all the same programs - Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint etc. but with a different name (copyrights, you know).  

It is fully compatable with Windows Office.  

For those of us that can't afford the $200 plus that Microsoft charges, this is perfect.
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Is there a freeware program compatable with MS Publisher
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2005, 10:35:23 AM »
Has any one had experience using "OpenOffice" and is there
a freeware program that is compatable with MS Publisher?
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2005, 04:07:23 PM »
This looks like a pretty cool software package.  I have Office so won't be downloading it for now.  I did browse the site pretty thouroughly and didn't see anything that is like "publisher" though.  It looks like they keep it pretty well updated and it actually looks like it can do more than my version of office can do - except for the publisher part - and I don't really use it very much.

I suspect from the way it looks that they may eventually have something like publisher.
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2005, 04:11:00 PM »
I used Open Office for a while, it's basically the same as Office.  The programs are compatable.  I don't know about Publisher, though.
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2005, 04:41:59 PM »
officeorg came with my pc instead of windows software. I use it, works very well and has the advantage of opening up all of microsofts different word processing programs.
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2005, 05:08:58 PM »
According to the Open Office web site, the XML format they use is the worldwide standard for shared documents.  It also seems to be able to make your documents into PDF format.  That would also be a benefit unless I misunderstood them.

Of course anyone who comes up with anything new wants it to be the "standard".  Whether it truly is or not I have no idea - I'm still a word user.  

Since it is compatable with all microsoft office documents, I don't see what the risk would be putting it on a new computer.  It also seems to be compatable with word perfect.  I've got that one too becuase it was included free with my 'puter.  I still use it to make the occasional handwriting practice sheet for my little one (even though she writes much neater than I ever have or ever will - has since kindergarten).
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2005, 03:06:51 AM »
I bought office 2003 some yrs. back and never have installed it.Is it a program that you would use very often ?

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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2005, 03:13:40 AM »
I use word every day, powerpoint pretty frequently, outlook-publisher-excel never or close to never.  If I had known there was a free program that did the same, I'd have went that route.  As far as a WP, I think word is the best I've ever used.

But I started out using wordstar - back in the early 80's.  After that, anything will be the best you've ever used.
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2005, 03:54:44 AM »
RR, most people don't need or use most of what MS Office does.  Word is the most common app that is used, with Excel coming in second.  PCs used to come with MS Works (Do they still make Works?) that did the simple things needed, like a word processor.
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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2005, 11:11:14 AM »
Yes, they still make MSWorks...........I have MSWork for 3.1 LOL.........had to use the XP program wizard to make it work, same with Publisher 2.0
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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2007, 06:12:05 PM »
i'll give it a try. i got microsoft select office 2000 premium 5 disc set from a vendor at my local flea market for [i:2wuzjgnu][u:2wuzjgnu] free[/u:2wuzjgnu][/i:2wuzjgnu]. now ya can't beat that deal :) , but i'll give open office a try. lol i hate microsoft. my only problem with it is word won't be able to read the file, so i can't share a document with others i belive, or will word read it?
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2007, 06:16:12 PM »
Totally compatible with Office components, including Word.
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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2007, 06:20:53 PM »
i may misunderstand your reply. what i mean will word read open office files. i thought i read open office uses a different file extension, or are you saying word will read them?
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2007, 07:43:00 PM »
You can read an Open Office file w/ Word and Vice a Versa
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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2007, 07:50:44 PM »
thank you :)
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