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OpenOffice 2.0 Released

  1. Oct 20, 2005 #1

    dduardo

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    http://www.openoffice.org/

    OpenOffice is a free office suite that includes:

    Writer: word processor
    Calc: spreadsheet
    Impress: presentation
    Draw: vector drawing
    Math: math typesetting
    Base: database

    One of the key features of this release is the use OASIS Open Document Format.

    http://www.oasis-open.org/

    What this means is that 5, 10 or 20 years from now you'll still be able to read/write all your documents because the format is an open standard.
     
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  3. Oct 20, 2005 #2
    It is beautiful, atleast it looks way better than the previous version I had. I just installed in on windows. I'm gonna get it for windows later.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2005 #3

    dduardo

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    Yeah, I really like how I can position everything very neatly. The more compact the better. It also loads up much faster.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2005 #4
    Cool, I have been using the beta for the past month or so and it is nice, I will dl this tonight, thanks for the update :smile:
     
  6. Oct 21, 2005 #5
    It's the first time that I will install OpenOffice in my computer, although I also have Microsoft Office. I will see if it will be more advantageous.
     
  7. Oct 27, 2005 #6
    A good advantage in write is the built in PDF support. Usually you have to download a PDF driver for ms word.
     
  8. Oct 29, 2005 #7

    graphic7

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    Nowadays, I'm exclusively using StarOffice/OpenOffice for all of my productivity needs that LaTeX isn't suited for. 'Impress' and 'Calc' are excellent substitutes for Powerpoint and Excel, as I haven't had a need for Microsoft Office in over a year. Most documents I compose in StarOffice/OpenOffice are immediately exported to PDF, which is the format I prefer to distribute my documents in for maximum readability by other people.
     
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