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OpenOffice extensions - When good gets better

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dedoimedo.com: Firefox has extensions - and so does OpenOffice. OpenOffice extensions allow you to ... extend the basic functionality of the software and make it more suited to your needs, better looking and more productive.

MSWord To OpenOffice And Back Again

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oneclicklinux.com: I've been working on a letter and needed a little bit of input. I called my brother Dave and he said he'd take a look at what I had composed so far.

OpenOffice.org: 7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do

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pcmag.com: OpenOffice.org–an application suite, not just a Web site—has tricks even Office can't manage. Here are a few that may not be obvious, plus a few ways to make it less annoying out of the box.

OpenOffice 3.0.1 Released

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heise-online.co.uk: The OpenOffice.org project team have released OpenOffice 3.0.1 to the general public. Version 3.0.1 for Windows was leaked early by FileHippo on Monday, but now is officially available for download from the OpenOffice.org website and its mirrors.

MS Office vs OpenOffice

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blog.lib.umn.edu: MS Office is a pain. It's not the worst word processor in the world, but I find that Word actually makes it more difficult for me to create and edit my documents. It's much easier to do the same work under OpenOffice.

New Features in OpenOffice.org 3.1, an Early Look

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oooninja.com: OpenOffice.org 3.1 is 65 days away, and developers are finishing up more than 1000 issues targeted for this Microsoft-Office-killer packing an army of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

An Open Office Test Drive

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jdeeth.blogspot: For the next couple of Linux Monday posts, I'll be testing out my legacy Microsoft Office files in Open Office, Linux world's main alternative. This is, by necessity, a one-way test.

OpenOffice Lives, More Involvement Needed

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linux-magazine.com: Free office solution OpenOffice.org is still in the best of shape, based on reactions from project members to Novell developer Michael Meeks's recent pessimistic view. The Linux Foundation is one of many who are concerned. All want one thing: more.

Is OpenOffice.org a 'dying horse'?

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zdnetasia.com: OpenOffice.org is still not past its expiry date, but more needs to be done to drive community participation and ensure the open source software remains relevant, say industry watchers.

OpenOffice Gripes

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workswithu.com: It’s paper-writing time again, which means I’ve spent many long hours lately with OpenOffice Writer (for now, I’m still using version 2.4). Writer is a great application and a useful tool for getting work done. But there are some components that I continue to find endlessly frustrating, namely…

OpenOffice.org vs. Go-OO: Cutting through the Gordian Knot

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earthweb.com: Is OpenOffice.org (OOo), the popular free office application, "a profoundly sick project," as developer Michael Meeks alleges? Or are his comments a poorly concealed effort to promote Go-OO, Novell's version of OOo, as the anti-Novell lobby suggests?

Will OpenOffice.org Go to the Ball this Year?

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computerworlduk.com: I remain perplexed by the state of OpenOffice.org. Since 2.0, I've had practically no problems - no crashes at all that I can remember. What's not to like? Plenty.

OpenOffice.org: The many views of Impress

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linuxjournal.com: Presentation software isn't complicated compared to a word processor or spreadsheet. It doesn't need to be. Maybe that's why OpenOffice.org's Impress offers a variety of views of your work.

OpenOffice.org 3

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linuxworld.com (MacWorld): OpenOffice.org is a powerful productivity suite--including tools for word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows and more--with one major additional feature: it's free.

The Future Facelift of OpenOffice.org

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earthweb.com: "The mission statement: Create a User Interface so that OpenOffice.org becomes the users' choice not only out of need, but also out of desire." It’ s about time.

A Better Office .docx Converter

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oooninja.com: There's plenty of ways to convert Microsoft Office 2007 file formats (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx) to OpenOffice.org. Now OpenOffice.org 3.0 imports these Office OpenXML files natively, but natively doesn't mean a fluent translation.

The Cost of Free

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ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: Furious! This describes the response of a portion of the Dutch free and open source afficionados when hearing about the idea that OpenOffice.org might get advertisements as part of the binary package.

OpenOffice skakes Microsoft

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australianit.news.com.au: IF THERE'S one thing in life that gives Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's abrasive chief executive, the shivers it's probably the existence of an outfit called OpenOffice.org.

Go-OO: The best office suite you never knew you used

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linux.com: If you run Ubuntu, openSUSE, Debian, or Mandriva, among other distributions, then whenever you run OpenOffice.org you don't run the "official" version, but rather Go-OO, an office suite based on the OpenOffice.org source code.

What’s new in OpenOffice.org 3.0

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blogs.techrepublic.com: On October 13 of this year, OpenOffice.org 3.0 was released. This highly anticipated release provides a number of enhancements. Vincent Danen shares some of the best new features.

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