Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Oct 2008 11:36 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Features, Office After three years of development, OOo 3.0 is finally here with a bunch of new features and enhancements. Linux Format looks at the changes and rates the suite's overall performance, and you can try it yourself by downloading a copy from here.
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Been using the beta
by Adurbe on Mon 13th Oct 2008 12:02 UTC
Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

Been using the beta, now its time to install the real thing :-)

OOo is now (to me) a suitable replacement for microsoft office

I say this for 2 reasons

1) I can now happily recommend it to non IT friends over office 2007 KNOWING they will find it easier to use

2) My boss has now let us choose what we use :-)
(although due to an exchange server, migration away from office isnt anywhere near 100% yet and wont be anytime soon for emails)

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RE: Been using the beta
by jack_perry on Mon 13th Oct 2008 13:27 in reply to "Been using the beta"
jack_perry Member since:
2005-07-06

Does anyone know how it complies with VisualBasic? I use OpenOffice.org all the time, but people who write VisualBasic macros in their Excel worksheets end up sending me things I can't use. Sometimes I can't use it even on the Macintosh version of Microsoft Office.

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RE[2]: Been using the beta
by Adurbe on Mon 13th Oct 2008 13:50 in reply to "RE: Been using the beta"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

I use 'simple' vb macros and it has worked fine with them. I'm not an accountant/banker (although few are this week than last :-p)so cannot speak on heavily complex systems. For my needs, it works without issue

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RE[2]: Been using the beta
by sb56637 on Tue 14th Oct 2008 02:42 in reply to "RE: Been using the beta"
sb56637 Member since:
2006-05-11

http://go-oo.org/ is supposed to have better VB compatibility. Never tried it myself.

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