Open Office???

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by DMcFadden, Aug 17, 2008.

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  1. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    Outlook? Ewww - go to gmail!

    Ya'll should also look at docs.google.com - they now have offline capabilities!
     
  2. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    Agreed on gmail, but I just don't see google docs replacing a real word processor. Maybe it's just me, but I can't produce any custom formatting at all. Block quotes, footnotes, background line number--none of that stuff works well. It only works with preestablished settings if at all. If I try to import a document with formatting (even when it gives the option for importing a Word doc), it strips everything that can't be supported by HTML codes.

    In other words, it's useless for court pleadings and nearly useless for research papers.

    Google docs is fine for basic docs, but so is a run of the mill text application(like wordpad).

    Again, maybe I'm missing something. . . .
     
  3. Gryphonette

    Gryphonette Moderator

    We've used it for years.

    In fact, Dmitry's school (a charter school) uses it for their office computing class.

    I don't have it on my laptop here, though, because it takes up a fair amount of memory. But it's a super, super program.

     
  4. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Puritan Board Doctor

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    Here is what the new Open Office 3.0 "Outlook" module looks like.

    New Personal Information Manager
    * Supports local and server-based calendars
    * Task management
    * Month, week, day view
    * Multiple calendars support
    * Free/busy management
    * Connector to Sun Java System Calendar Server (WCAP, iCal, WebDAV, CalDAV, and Google Calendar
     
  5. Grymir

    Grymir Puritan Board Graduate

    Wow DMcFadden! That picture looks wholly other and unknowable. I'm glad I'm a Chef. Gimmie some butter and garlic, and I'll open your office. :p


    P.S. When I went to college for computers, we used punch cards. Much Better! :lol:
     
  6. gene_mingo

    gene_mingo Puritan Board Junior

    Mozilla Thunderbird and Lightning aren't extensions or modules. They are considered complementary tools and both have been available for some time now.

    I have been running version 3.0 for 4 months and am very impressed by it, but I have been using openoffice for around five years now. It is one of the better opensource projects out there.

    for those that are interested in opensource and what types of programs are available, here is a great website to visit:

    SourceForge.net: Open Source Software

    Lots of great stuff there.
    enjoy.
     
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