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 The 'OpenDocument' description has been replaced by 'ODF', which stands for 'OpenDocument Format' and is becoming a well-known acronym thanks to rivalry with Microsoft's controversial OOXML format.
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Temcat
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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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remenic Member since:
2005-07-06

Could you tell me more about this "para selection"? What exactly does this mean?

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Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

Sure. "Para selection" means simply "paragraph selection". The visual presentation of paragraph selection in OOo Writer is not very intuitive. This is best demonstrated on a bullet or numbered list. Try selecting a paragraph in the list in Writer and Word and see for yourself what looks sensible and what does not. Also, see if you can reliably distinguish between selecting only paragraph text (without indents etc.) and the whole para with associated formatting.

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