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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?
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.
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 urges Dell's CEO to respond to customer demand and bundle
OpenOffice.org's free software alternative to Microsoft Office with Dell's computers
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.
Rivals Microsoft Corp. and OpenOffice.org on Tuesday both released toolkits that support building applications for their competing document file formats and productivity suites.
OpenOffice.org's toolkit allows developers to add the ability to save documents in Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF) to a variety of applications.
I'm extremely happy to announce that after a great deal of work, many months of waiting and talking to my former publisher and much-appreciated encouragement from readers, I have self-published my guide to using OpenOffice.org 2 and StarOffice 8, titled the OpenOffice.org 2 Guidebook.
Programmers released OpenOffice.org 2.1 on Tuesday. The version that a feature for Linux machines called Quickstarter, which preloads the office suite into memory so it launches faster when a user chooses to run it.
In addition, the new version includes an improved notification system that alerts users to new versions of the software.
OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.
OpenOffice.org 2.1 is recommend all users, as it represents a significant improvement over all previous versions. Among other things:
* Multiple monitor support for Impress
The contest resulted in some superior and innovative work. "Some of
the templates show just how advanced and flexible Openoffice.org's
Opendocument Format is as both a Word and Spreadsheet ODF processor.
The winning templates and many others breaks a myth that
Openoffice.org cannot do advanced editing functions like Microsoft
OpenOffice.org has announced the winners of its template and clipart contest. The judges distributed a total of five cash prizes totalling $1,700 for templates, and three cash prizes totalling $1,300 for clipart, as well as two Honorable Mentions for templates. In addition, the project will send T-shirts and other OpenOffice.org merchandise to many of the other entrants.
As an Excel user, you may have looked at OpenOffice.org and found that it doesn't support Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), the Microsoft Office macro language. If you've spent years building hundreds of Excel macros, the fear of losing them all could keep you locked in to Office.
Sun Microsystems Inc has announced that is now providing support and services for the OpenOffice.org office productivity suite, which is already based on its own support StarOffice product.
The Santa Clara, California-based company is offering both standard and premium services, for OpenOffice.org on the Sparc and Intel versions of its Solaris operating system, as well as Linux and Windows.
Friday 13 October marked two important events: the immediate availability of OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 and our 6th anniversary. OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 is a significant release and recommended for all. New features, bugfixes, and improvements:
* Enhanced PDF management
* Direct export to LaTex
* New functionality in Calc and Impress
* Mac OS X (X11) now uses system fonts
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