Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 5th Aug 2008 20:22 UTC, submitted by rlem6983
Features, Office OpenOffice.org 2.4.0 is a free, open source alternative to Microsoft's Office application suite. It is fantastic if you need basic office applications such as a word processor or spreadsheet at no cost. However, large organisations and power users may be disappointed by its lack of features and support. Read the full review here.
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panzi
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2006-01-22

Nature (or was it Science? always confuse the both) only accepts MS Word documents!!!

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JoeBuck Member since:
2006-01-11

No matter. OpenOffice can write Microsoft Word format. While there are some cases where the conversion isn't perfect, it will be more than good enough for the purpose of submitting a manuscript that will be subject to further editing.

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Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

Not good enough.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Nature (or was it Science? always confuse the both) only accepts MS Word documents!!!


Ahem, it is actually the other way around, I'm afraid.

http://www.robweir.com/blog/2007/04/math-markup-marked-down.html
"Because of changes Microsoft has made in its recent Word release that are incompatible with our internal workflow, which was built around previous versions of the software, Science cannot at present accept any files in the new .docx format produced through Microsoft Word 2007, either for initial submission or for revision. Users of this release of Word should convert these files to a format compatible with Word 2003 or Word for Macintosh 2004 (or, for initial submission, to a PDF file) before submitting to Science."


More here: http://www.itwire.com/content/view/12608/1023/

Science doesn't accept Word 2007 documents. Nature magazine as well, same issue.

BTW: some governments' national standard document format is a format that MS Word can't produce:
http://www.openmalaysiablog.com/2008/04/south-africa-ad.html

Edited 2008-08-07 11:16 UTC

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