Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Dec 2006 18:35 UTC, submitted by Patrik Buckau
Features, Office "OpenOffice.org 2.1 is recommend for all users, as it represents a significant improvement over all previous versions. Among other things: multiple monitor support for Impress; improved Calc HTML export; enhanced Access support for Base; even more languages; automatic notification of updates."
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eMagius
Member since:
2005-07-06

I've noticed much the same. I'm not sure if these are simple bugs or [bad] design decisions.

(Why was the parent post modded down? It's very much on-topic, not spam, and not a personal attack.)

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unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

Is this some kind of windows problem? Inserting charts in a new sheet works both in 2.1 and in previous versions. At first I was thinking the grand parent was just trolling (No, it wasn't me that modded him down)

Just select Insert->Chart... and then select "-- new sheet --" from the popdown menu. and then continue to select diagram types etc.

Voila! You have your graphics in a separate sheet.

By specifying the range manually you can even have your graphics in an entirely different spreadsheet document, either from your own computer or a document on the internet.

My guess is that many of the problems that MS-Office users experience when they say that OOo, lacks the features they need just is a matter of being unfamiliar with a new environment.

Not wanting to learn how to do something in a new way is of course a totally valid reason for not switching to another program. I understand that doing so may cost time and money, but it is not the fault of that other program.

Edited 2006-12-13 09:05

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cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

"Is this some kind of windows problem? Inserting charts in a new sheet works both in 2.1 and in previous versions. At first I was thinking the grand parent was just trolling (No, it wasn't me that modded him down)"

What the original person meant, although its not clear, is that you cannot insert a chart *as* a sheet, only on one.

This is not a showstopper for OpenOffice but a niggle, and does not affect functionality at all. Its a sign of OpenOffices success that the differences are so minimal. As each version progresses these niggles will become more obscure.

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