Open Office.org(42 posts)
As you poke around, you will see that we typically have OpenOffice as one of our main recommendations around here. And since MS Office has the lions share of the business, Microsoft Office makes it easier for people to find their way here for help. If we get enough help requests for Open Office, maybe one day they will change the forum name for Microsoft Office to just plain old Office. I doubt anyone here cares who's 'Office' program you are running or have questions about, just ask away and I'm sure someone here will jump in and try to answer.
Open Office (3 Beta I think??) is out and getting very good reviews from what I've read.
Appears most questions from posters asking for help come from MS Office 2007 Users but THAT IS JUST CONJECTURE from reading daily postings for awhile.
As Jack indicated above, OO will do about the same things as Office 2007 (especially version 3) so difference in amount of help questions may be due to installed user base.
If I didn't already have a Full Copy of MS Office 2003, I would certainly be using Open Office so there is NO prejudice on this responders end.
Rick P. ♥ :)
Unfortunately only a small number of people use Open Office, and those people tend to be more proficient in the first place, making the audience for articles on the subject quite small.
Personally I prefer MS Office 2007 to anything else out there, and since it's what I use all the time the few articles even written on office subjects end up being things that I come across.
I'd be thrilled if somebody came along and contributed some articles on Open Office, though.
One thing on Open Office. I've not used it but I have a friend who does. I have MS Office 2003.
As an experiment, I asked him to send me an Open Office doc as an attachment to see if I could open it in MSWord. The two are supposed to be compatible, so I fully expected the thing to open.
When I tried to open the attachment, all I got was jumbled machine language in the MSWord window.
Turns out there's apparently some kind of "Save as" setting that automatically saves as a compatible MSWord doc. He didn't save it that way at first, so that's why I got the Open Office format that wasn't readable in MSWord. He changed the setting, sent it to me again, and this time it opened just fine.
So if you use Open Office and want to send a doc to someone who only has MSWord, you'll need to have that setting correct.
As I said, I don't use Open Office so I can't be more precise on where that setting is or exactly what it says.
You are correct, RTF is pretty much universal like a CSV data file is.
Just a thought provoking statement in my last post.
To make one wonder why there are no other extensions anymore and what could be the cause ??
Surely the cause can't be that Word Perfect, Etc. were "poorly coded programs" ?? (LOL) (LOL).
Could something else have happened ?? (LOL) (LOL)
Rick P. ♥ :)
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