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OpenOffice Base – A Simple And Useful Database Management Tool

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maketecheasier.com: When most people think OpenOffice, they think of word processing or spreadsheets. What many people do not realize is that OpenOffice also includes Base, a database system roughly equivalent to MS Access.

OpenOffice 3.3 Beta: The Shape of Things to Come?

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earthweb.com: OpenOffice.org 3.3 will be the third release since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems in January 2010. The first two, releases 3.2 and 3.21 were both relatively minor, and, from the just-released beta, 3.3 looks like more of the same.

OpenOffice.org:

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  • OpenOffice.org: Sun PDF Import Extension
  • Adding a Dummy Text Feature to OpenOffice.org Writer

OpenOffice.org 3.3 Definitely On Its Way

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linuxjournal.com: On July 19 the first developmental snapshot from OOO330 was released for early testers and developers and it appears 3.3 will have plenty of new features.

The Five Orders of Technology OR Why OpenOffice Impress Sucks

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hartmansblog.blogspot: don't have decades of experience supporting technology, but in the few years I've been at the academies I've noticed that several mistakes I've made were as a result of my failure to properly understand what I've come to refer to as the "Five Orders of Technology".

Five Nice extensions for Openoffice.org

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unixmen.com: OpenOffice.org 3.x is the leading open-source open software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, openoffice_logographics, databases and more. You can adjust openoffice to your needs by adding more functionality with the help of extensions. Find bellow five useful extensions for openoffice with installation guide.

OpenOffice.org to use GStreamer for Multimedia

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linuxjournal.com: Previously OpenOffice.org used Sun's Java Media Framework to play back audio and video in documents. But as time went on Java became more outdated. So, developers have decided to implement the widely used GStreamer framework.

Better multimedia support for OpenOffice.org on Unix systems

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blogs.sun.com: Playing back audio and video content on Unix system was and is still a matter of choices. A few years ago, we created a flexible multimedia solution for OOo that offers the chance to extend the set of supported external frameworks in an easy way and with only little development effort.

Microsoft Office vs. OpenOffice

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software-latest.com: Typing documents, use of spreadsheets and slideshows are essential tools in the life of almost every professional. The largest of the problems found in Microsoft Office according to the vast majority of users is its price. This obligation on having to pay for an Office application suite has stimulated the development of OpenOffice.

OpenOffice at the crossroads

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h-online.com: OpenOffice.org is a flagship for free and open source software, released under free software licenses and achieving downloads in the hundreds of millions. But there have long been murmurings of discontent among developers resulting in complaints of "non-responsiveness and lack of leadership" on the project.

OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 was released today

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OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 was released today. This is a bugfix release, so no new features implemented and the Feature Documentation from 3.2.0 is still valid.

6 Advanced OpenOffice.org Extensions

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linuxplanet.com: OpenOffice.org is a powerful open source and multi-platform office suite. However, there's always room-to-grow, features to improve, and things to customize. Luckily, the open source community provides a great repository of extensions and add-ons.

OpenOffice.org Still Kicking

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ostatic.com/blog: Reports to contrary, the launch of Microsoft Office 2010 doesn't mean that OpenOffice.org is dead — or even wounded.

OpenOffice vs. Google Docs

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linuxplanet.com: Microsoft is getting ready to ship Office 2010, but a lot of small businesses realize they don't need all the features (or licensing costs) that come with Microsoft Office. The front-runners for Office replacements are OpenOffice.org and Google Docs, but which one is right for your business?

OpenOffice.org We Have a Problem

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blog.eracc.com: I run a small business that offers custom built, inexpensive computers with Open Source software preinstalled. I urge my clients to move to Open Source software. However, recently I have been disappointed by a test install of OpenOffice.org for a charitable organization client of ours.

FSF launches site for free OpenOffice extensions

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h-online.com: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has announced that it will maintain a list of free software extensions for the OpenOffice.org open source office suite.

Much ado about nothing

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standardsandfreedom.net: When I was freshly elected at the OpenOffice.org’s Community Council the Free Software Foundation approached us with a question related to our extensions web site. Basically they felt that we should not be hosting non Free Software extensions and requested we take those down.

9 More OpenOffice Extensions

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maketecheasier.com: Below are several more extensions to help you tailor this opensource app to the way you use it.

Is Oracle Quietly Killing OpenOffice?

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lockergnome.com: Many are wondering what is going to happen to the many Sun projects, with the Java stream being probably the only thing not in some cloud of possible excision from living efforts.

8 Advanced OpenOffice.org Add-ons

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linuxplanet.com: OpenOffice.org (OOo for short) is a great office suite for Linux and pretty much any other operating system, but can always use improvement. This is especially true for templates and clip art. Fortunately, the open source community provides many add-ons or extensions. Here's a look.

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