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OpenOffice 3.2 - now with less Microsoft envy

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OpenOffice 3.2 - now available for Windows, Mac and Linux - boasts faster start-up times than before. But the really big news is that now - finally - this open-source suite offers full compatibility with files created using Microsoft's Office 2007.

 

Review at The Register.

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Interesting, and if it does get closed off, or anything because of the Oracle takeover, there is always Lotus Symphony.

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Is it likely to come through the repos?????

 

Unfortunately I need to submit my current uni assignments in Office 2007 format :furious3:

 

I can't see it in the testing repo.

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I've been using the 3.1.1, it came with mandi 2010 and itÅ› like they converted the Open Office in MS Office, damn it has almost all the tools and better I don't have to be finding buttons and lots of menus just for 1 thing, pretty handy the new Open Office, if I tested this and feel good, can't wait to have the 3,2 version

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You can always install the binary edition. Or, you can also use go-openoffice which boasts even greater MS compatibility.

http://go-oo.org/download/

 

I haven't used go-openoffice. I changed to open office as I was sick of continually changing file formats...ie. Files I created under Windows 98 are now unreadable by the later Office programs.

 

I am assuming that go-openoffice uses open file formats so I can access them in years to come?...I only need to be able to create MS file formats to send assignments through to the uni.

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I only need to be able to create MS file formats to send assignments through to the uni.
Ask them if they'll accept pdfs instead - in my experience creating an odt file in OpenOffice and exporting it as pdf is the most reliable way of providing it in a readable format and retaining access to the original document.

 

I don't see what's this story about 2007 compatibility being new, as far as I've seen OpenOffice has been able to do this for years... :unsure:

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Ask them if they'll accept pdfs instead - in my experience creating an odt file in OpenOffice and exporting it as pdf is the most reliable way of providing it in a readable format and retaining access to the original document.

 

I don't see what's this story about 2007 compatibility being new, as far as I've seen OpenOffice has been able to do this for years... :unsure:

 

You're correct, but if you save it, close it and open it, all the formatting gets screwed up. Whenever someone sends me .doc or .docx or whatever, I save it in OpenOffice format because then generally everything is OK for the future. Even now it still screws up the formatting, but I haven't used this supposed go-openoffice, so I don't know if it's any better or not. I can't see how it can be, what have they got access to that OpenOffice cannot do themselves?

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I can't see how it can be, what have they got access to that OpenOffice cannot do themselves?

 

It's a Novel sponsored project and there's stuff in it that has not been included in vanilla OpenOffice because Sun/OOo community will not include it.

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Go-oo has plenty of stuff which is not included in vanilla Ooo. Some addons are important, while some other, like mono integration, aren't (at least not for me).

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On the Go-Openoffice web site, it states:

 

Mandriva

Mandriva provides Go-OO in their repositories.

 

But I can't find it anywhere! :woops: Going to Go-Openoffice download page, there is of course many .rpm files. Which ones should I load? I tried loading a bunch, but I was missing at least one, as I could get Go-Openoffice to open.

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OK, thanks! I had it installed all along and didn't even know it! :D

 

Yeah, I been through that! I asked around on IRC to learn that though.

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