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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OOo Draw
by sb56637 on Wed 6th Aug 2008 12:26 UTC
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2006-05-11

Draw is OpenOffice's image editing application.

No it isn't.


It is unimpressive when compared to popular applications like Photoshop and is unlikely to even give the open source alternative GIMP, a run for its money.

This is like comparing Audacity to Windows Media Player, they simply aren't meant for the same purpose.


When you first open Draw, it looks like it was designed for creating presentations rather than image editing

That's because it wasn't designed for image editing. It's a vector graphics program. Sure, it's not the best tool on the market, but for goodness' sake, don't try to make a raster image editor out of it.

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RE: OOo Draw
by Slapo on Wed 6th Aug 2008 20:53 in reply to "OOo Draw"
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2005-07-06

That's because it wasn't designed for image editing. It's a vector graphics program. Sure, it's not the best tool on the market, but for goodness' sake, don't try to make a raster image editor out of it.


I think most office people can't really tell the difference unless you'd show them yourself. No offence meant, but most of them struggle to cope even with the basic features of most office suites.

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