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 The 'OpenDocument' description has been replaced by 'ODF', which stands for 'OpenDocument Format' and is becoming a well-known acronym thanks to rivalry with Microsoft's controversial OOXML format.
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WordPerfect
by systyrant on Mon 31st Mar 2008 00:48 UTC
systyrant
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2007-01-18

I mainly use WordPerfect (v13), but I have MS Office 2007 and I keep OOo around. Why all of them? Well, we've use WordPerfect since the 5.1 days, but due to it's inability to open Microsoft Office documents I kept around OOo. We just recently bought a copy of Office because we get documents from some companies who have never heard of the PDF format and because neither WordPerfect nor OOo can open some of those dumbly formated document.

Now with that said WordPerfect is still far easier to use than either Office or OOo in my opinion. Document formatting is just a snap in WordPerfect. That is the main reason I still don't care much for OOo. While most may disagree with me I still think document formating is a pain with OOo (and Word).

Here's a few I can think of:
1. different margins on different pages.
2. adjusting margins on the fly and having an exact measurement displayed.
3. headers and footers.
4. Reveal Codes (sorry I just love them).

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