Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Mar 2008 23:02 UTC
Features, Office Version 2.4 of the OpenOffice productivity suite was released on Thursday, boasting enhancements to all its core components. Possibly the most significant alteration in the new version of the free suite is in the description of file types. The 'OpenDocument' description has been replaced by 'ODF', which stands for 'OpenDocument Format' and is becoming a well-known acronym thanks to rivalry with Microsoft's controversial OOXML format.
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RE[4]: New features
by sappyvcv on Sun 30th Mar 2008 02:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: New features"
sappyvcv
Member since:
2005-07-06

The employer should be more than willing to pay for a MS Office license if that's what their employee wants to use. It's not an unreasonable request. And who the employer pays to support their users shouldn't be a holier than thou snob when they do have to support someone using software they do not prefer.

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RE[5]: New features
by sbergman27 on Sun 30th Mar 2008 03:07 in reply to "RE[4]: New features"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

The employer should be more than willing to pay for a MS Office license if

Sappyvcv,

Start your own business. Hire your own employees. Spend your own money on them. Give them whatever they ask for if that's what you want. I promise I won't try to stop you.

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v RE[6]: New features
by sappyvcv on Sun 30th Mar 2008 05:43 in reply to "RE[5]: New features"
RE[5]: New features
by pjafrombbay on Sun 30th Mar 2008 03:12 in reply to "RE[4]: New features"
pjafrombbay Member since:
2005-07-31

The employer should be more than willing to pay for a MS Office license if that's what their employee wants to use. It's not an unreasonable request. And who the employer pays to support their users shouldn't be a holier than thou snob when they do have to support someone using software they do not prefer.

What a lode of old cobblers! You have either never been in the PC user support business or you are a Microsoft employee or apologist. How stupid is that to suggest that users in a business be able to select their own software! Why not hardware as well? Who cares if nobody can communicate with anyone else? Contribute by all means but have something sensible to say.

Peter

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v RE[6]: New features
by sappyvcv on Sun 30th Mar 2008 05:44 in reply to "RE[5]: New features"
RE[6]: New features
by andrewg on Sun 30th Mar 2008 11:09 in reply to "RE[5]: New features"
andrewg Member since:
2005-07-06

Who cares if nobody can communicate with anyone else?


There are benefits to companies standardising on software in the case of Word and Writer it would be tracking changes, etc but you can easily communicate with other software packages with Office e.g. PDF, RTF, CSV, ODF plugin. So its not really very tough to communicate.

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