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 The 'OpenDocument' description has been replaced by 'ODF', which stands for 'OpenDocument Format' and is becoming a well-known acronym thanks to rivalry with Microsoft's controversial OOXML format.
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It's going slowely but surely
by Haicube on Sun 30th Mar 2008 07:23 UTC
Haicube
Member since:
2005-08-06

Interesting. Still years behind MSO on many departments (especially charting where options lack in OOo).

ANyway, it's clear that OOo is picking up relatively every day, and I'm for once starting to get hopeful.

Let's see if OOo 3.0 can bring me enough features to feel motivated to give it a shot again...

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raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

So it is not for you, and hopefully in the future they will change it so that it does the job for you ?

Tell me, when it was not up to the job the last time, did you give feedback to the developers ? Did you ask them to include the features you wanted ?
Did you help them at all be even sending something like a screenshot of what you were after ?

Are they supposed to be psychic and instinctively know what each and every user needs ?


The computer world does not exist purely for YOU.

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Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

No need to be so defensive. OOo is still really not up to par with MS Office in many significant respects. Heck, some of the basics that OOo Writer sucks at (like para selection, bullet/numbered list editing, normal mode) are implemented better in Abiword! OOo deficiencies (some of them - quite ancient and glaring ones) are well documented by many people, including filing bugreports (many of which had no real action on them in 5 years).

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