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Extending OpenOffice.org: Checking grammar with LanguageTool

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Linux.com: One of the features that many users dearly miss in OpenOffice.org is a grammar checker. Fortunately, LanguageTool fills the void, adding grammar-checking capabilities to OpenOffice.org.

Extending OpenOffice.org: Turning OpenOffice.org into a document conversion tool

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Linux.com: One of the less well-known features of OpenOffice.org is its ability to run as a service. You can put that ability to some clever use. For example, you can turn OpenOffice.og into a conversion engine and use it to convert documents from one format to another via a Web-based interface or a command-line tool. JODConverter can help you to unleash OpenOffice.org's file conversion capabilities.

Google vs. Microsoft Office? NO: vs. Open Office (.org)!

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Donna Bogatin (ZDNet blogs): If we take Google CEO Eric Schmidt at his public words, Microsoft Office is welcome at the Google Apps table. But what about OpenOffice.org?

The simplest way to make databases in OpenOffice.org

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Free Software Mag: Do you need to make a database, but fear it’s too much of a pain or you don’t have the right tools? Don’t worry: it’s easy, free, and useful, too. Use the free OpenOffice.org office suite to get your data in shape for mail merges, queries, or useful analysis of your business data.

Extend OpenOffice.org

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LinuxJournal: If you have a nifty macro or a nice Writer template you want to share with other OpenOffice.org users, publishing them on the Web along with detailed installation instructions is probably not the best way to go. Fortunately, OpenOffice.org supports extensions-small installable packages that provide added functionality.

Create CD / DVD database Labels in OpenOffice.Org under Linux

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nixcraft: If you’re serious about music or DVDs, at some point you cross the threshold of having more than you can keep track of easily. The box full of index cards has served its purpose; it’s time to move on to storing information about your CDs and DVDs in a database.

Extending OpenOffice.org: Creating template and AutoText extensions

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Linux.com: One of the great features of the current version of OpenOffice.org is the support for extensions, which allow you to add to the office suite's functionality. Every day this week we'll look some of the most useful OOo extensions available. Today, we'll look at ways you can improve the way the office suite handles templates and AutoText.

Interview with Michael Meeks of OpenOffice.org

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TuxDelux: On the Novell website, there is a page dedicated to the company's Distinguished Engineers. One of these is Michael Meeks. Daniel James met him just prior to the announcement of the Novell/Microsoft agreement, and opened the interview with his favourite opening question to any free software hacker...

OpenOffice.org Password Cracker is what you make of it

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What do you do if you forget the password to your OpenOffice.org files?

OpenOffice.org Calc function tools

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Once you are comfortable with inputting functions and formulas, the next step is to learn how to automate the processes. Calc includes over half a dozen tools to help you manipulate functions and formulas, ranging from features for copying and reusing data to creating subtotals automatically to ones for varying information to help you find the answers that you need.

Is Office 2007 a case against Linux?

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Have you used Office 2007 yet?

Microsoft Office rivals advance

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Rivals to Microsoft's Office productivity suite are sharpening up their game. The OpenOffice.org community is planning to add reports to its database, while SoftMaker is to extend its productivity line-up with a database, presentation tool and scripting language.

Next OpenOffice release to include Pentaho BI

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OpenOffice.org estimates it has more than 40 million users around the world. The open-source desktop suite is included in several of the leading Linux distributions including Red Hat Inc.'s eponymous offering, Novell Inc.'s Suse Linux and Canonical Ltd.'s Ubuntu.

Office Software, the Freeware Alternative part 2

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If you are in the market for a word processor or a suite of office programs then the obvious choice is Microsoft Word, or Office but there are alternatives.

Why MS Office 2007 is both a good and bad thing for OpenOffice.org

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OpenOffice.org (OOo) is, of course, the free software world’s complete office suite.

Office Software, the Freeware Alternative

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If you want to create a document, spreadsheet, database or an audio-visual presentation then most people turn to the Microsoft Office suite of programs, and why not?

Gnumeric vs. OpenOffice.org Calc

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In my previous post OpenOffice.org Calc prevailed against KSpread, but now it's faces a new challenger. Will Gnumeric have what it takes to win the crown? Gnumeric is a Free, open source spreadsheet from the GNOME project.

I tested with Gnumeric version 1.7.0 in Kubuntu Edgy and 1.7.8 in Kubuntu Feisty. For Calc I used version 2.0.4.

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Good looks, security mark OpenOffice 2.2 release

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The OpenOffice.org community today announced version 2.2 of the popular open source office suite, a release it hopes will make further inroads into the Microsoft Office user base.

OpenOffice.org Issues an Invitation to Dell Computer Corporation

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OpenOffice.org urges Dell's CEO to respond to customer demand and bundle
http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/add/story
OpenOffice.org's free software alternative to Microsoft Office with Dell's computers

KSpread vs. OpenOffice.org Calc

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I've been using OpenOffice.org Calc for a while now, but I recently decided to give KSpread a try after getting frustrated with Calc's slow load times. It rarely bothered me on my desktop system because I have 4GB of RAM and usually leave the program open, but my work laptop runs Windows XP, forcing me to run Kubuntu in a virtual machine.

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