Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Sep 2005 20:58 UTC, submitted by Jono Bacon
Features, Office "I would go so far as to say that a feature complete, high performing and integrated OpenOffice.org is key to the success of the Linux desktop. This importance is key, and I get concerned when I hear that there is a lack of hands. So, what can we all do? How can we help? How can we make OpenOffice.org into the office suite that is not only capable, but has a strong vitality?"
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wilburpan
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2005-08-09

The reality is, the primary market for an office suite is the business sector. One of the main problems that OpenOffice.org has is comaptibility with the huge numbers of existing files, especially Powerpoint presentations. I think that the importance of using Powerpoint in the business world is very much underestimated by OO.o and other advocates of OSS software for office suite-type tasks.

I would love to switch to Linux for my everyday work. I even set up a Gentoo system and used it for more than two years. Ultimately, it was MS Office compatibility that sent me back to the Windows world.

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Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

Just to let you know there are case when it is not possible to import format from old version of MS Office to the new version. Possible issues are causd by bad usage of macros.

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