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New UI for OpenOffice.org? When?

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blogs.sun.com: I know some of you read the title and thought “Oh cool! I'm dying for a new user interface (UI). When will it finally be ready?” At the same time, some of you thought “Nooooooo! I like the UI already, even if there are a few little things here and there that annoy me. I wish they would stop this talk of a new UI.”

Improved websites to download OpenOffice.org builds

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blogs.sun.com: The current setup of websites for downloading OpenOffice.org installation sets provides builds for several languages and operating systems. But nowadays a lot more are built. Unfortunately they are not that easy to find as they are on mirror servers.

Impressive Lesser-Known Features of OOo Impress

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linux.com: If you've ever created a presentation you know how much can be done with these outstanding tools. Of course many users only take advantage of a mere portion of the the features available. Why is this? For most people it is a simple fact of not knowing the feature exist.

OpenOffice distances itself from OpenOfficeMouse, joins everyone else

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engadget.com: Well, the OpenOfficeMouse rightly caused a bit of skepticism when it was officially announced earlier this week, and it turns out it is something of a fraud after all -- just not the way you might think.

Revelation: Why I Still Use Microsoft Word

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junauza.com: Even though I use Linux on my main workstation, I have to admit that I can't live without Microsoft Word so I have it installed through Wine and VirtualBox.

OpenOffice gets a branded mouse with 18 buttons

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Popular open source office suite OpenOffice has partnered with a company named WarMouse to release the first mouse built specifically for the application. The mouse features a whopping 18 programmable buttons with double-click functionality.

Lesser Known, But Very Helpful Features in OpenOffice.org Writer

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linux.com: Anyone using Linux (or any operating system for that matter) should know about the OpenOffice.org office suite. But when you really start getting down to business, you will find there are features tucked away in this software that you may not have known existed.

3 recent OpenOffice.org extensions

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linuxjournal.com: Although I do most of my professional writing in Bluefish, I usually use OpenOffice.org at least once a day. Consequently, I keep a close eye on the OpenOffice.org Extensions page.

6 must have addons to enhance your Openoffice.org experience

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ghabuntu.com: What makes this great office suite wonderful to use is the extent to which you can customize it with the thousands of freely available addons.

OpenOffice celebrates 100 million downloads since version 3.0

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