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Old 10-12-2008, 01:02 PM   #1
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Open Office 3.0 released

Open office 3.0 will be released officially tomorrow October 13, 2008. However, I found some early links for people if they want to download it here:

http://lifehacker.com/5061691/openof...r-you#c8272370


and for Windows users:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_openoffice/

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Old 10-13-2008, 04:00 AM   #2
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Open office 3.0 will be released officially tomorrow October 13, 2008. However, I found some early links for people if they want to download it here:

http://lifehacker.com/5061691/openof...r-you#c8272370


and for Windows users:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_openoffice/

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Old 10-14-2008, 12:15 AM   #3
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:44 AM   #4
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I have used Open Office for years and am happy with it.


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http://www.openoffice.org/


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I have used Open Office for years and am happy with it.
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When I quit work, I took my laptop with me, but didn't get to take an MS Office license with me. That's okay, it finally gave me prompting to download Open Office. Although I don't use it all that often, I've been perfectly satisfied with it. I felt no jarring difference going from one to the other, and it does everything I need.

I haven't downloaded 3 yet. I got their followup email this morning saying that a lot of people had though...such a huge number that the servers had to have a stop-work meeting (I think that means a doughnut and a coffee ). They seem fine now though.

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Old 10-14-2008, 01:10 AM   #6
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Good to know there is at least one other on MR who likes Open Office. Oh, By the by, Have you ever converted a document to PDF with open office and read it on your iLiad? I would assume it reads it well enough.

I read you can now Read DOCX on Open Office 3.0; however, you can not save it in .docx format. Also, it seems that the Open Document Text odt... which Microsoft will also include in Office 2007 by early next year is meant to be the epub of documents...I wonder if it will catch on.

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When I quit work, I took my laptop with me, but didn't get to take an MS Office license with me. That's okay, it finally gave me prompting to download Open Office. Although I don't use it all that often, I've been perfectly satisfied with it. I felt no jarring difference going from one to the other, and it does everything I need.

I haven't downloaded 3 yet. I got their followup email this morning saying that a lot of people had though...such a huge number that the servers had to have a stop-work meeting (I think that means a doughnut and a coffee ). They seem fine now though.

Cheers,
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:25 AM   #7
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Good to know there is at least one other on MR who likes Open Office. Oh, By the by, Have you ever converted a document to PDF with open office and read it on your iLiad? I would assume it reads it well enough.

I read you can now Read DOCX on Open Office 3.0; however, you can not save it in .docx format. Also, it seems that the Open Document Text .odt... which Microsoft will also include in Office 2007 by early next year is meant to be the epub of documents...I wonder if it will catch on. hope the links work.

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Old 10-14-2008, 10:10 AM   #8
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Good to know there is at least one other on MR who likes Open Office.
Not the only one. I've been following it since it was Star Office.

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I read you can now Read DOCX on Open Office 3.0; however, you can not save it in .docx format.
That sounds about right. I expect saving in .docx format to follow soon enough.

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Also, it seems that the Open Document Text odt... which Microsoft will also include in Office 2007 by early next year is meant to be the epub of documents...I wonder if it will catch on.
We can hope. The last I knew, Microsoft was pushing their own XML based format as a standard, and meeting resistance.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:18 AM   #9
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Hi!

I am using it since it was StarOffice too!

An now, with 3.0 there is a MacOSX version that runs natively!. Before, you have to install X11...

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Old 10-14-2008, 10:27 AM   #10
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So, how is the Mac version? I have been using Neo Office, but their latest update did some stuff I did not like. Worth switching?
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I've been using Open Office for a couple years. I like it.
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Oh, By the by, Have you ever converted a document to PDF with open office and read it on your iLiad? I would assume it reads it well enough.
I've regularly used OOo to convert documents to PDF for my iLiad. I've got a template set up with the right page size and a font I like, and it's easy to paste in HTML or RTF or whatever. If I'm getting books from Baen, I routinely get the RTF version and turn it into an iLiad PDF.

Having said that, I've recently switched to Softmaker Office 2008, which, while it costs money (not much compared to MS products, and student discounts are available), is rather speedier than OOo, has equally good PDF export, and is more compatible with .doc files than OOo.
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I've regularly used OOo to convert documents to PDF for my iLiad. I've got a template set up with the right page size and a font I like, and it's easy to paste in HTML or RTF or whatever. If I'm getting books from Baen, I routinely get the RTF version and turn it into an iLiad PDF.

Having said that, I've recently switched to Softmaker Office 2008, which, while it costs money (not much compared to MS products, and student discounts are available), is rather speedier than OOo, has equally good PDF export, and is more compatible with .doc files than OOo.
I like OpenOffice 3.0, but I love Softmaker Office. I use it in my business, and have written several thousand professional appraisal documents with it since 2003. It is fast, full-featured, looks good, and you can even run the damn thing from a thumb drive.

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Old 10-14-2008, 12:03 PM   #14
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So, how is the Mac version? I have been using Neo Office, but their latest update did some stuff I did not like. Worth switching?
Well... I had NeoOffice too, but I had a disk problem in my macbook and I installed OpenOffice then.

Works well, no problem, nothing special to mention. I like it very much, but I liked NeoOffice too.

My suggestion: try it.

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Not the only one. I've been following it since it was Star Office.


That sounds about right. I expect saving in .docx format to follow soon enough.


We can hope. The last I knew, Microsoft was pushing their own XML based format as a standard, and meeting resistance.
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I believe they have gotten office open accepted as a second standard. If you look at the wiki I have ODT and DOCX both with an example of a really small file. Lots of bloat in there.

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