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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RE: excellent
by Adurbe on Mon 13th Oct 2008 12:12 UTC in reply to "excellent"
Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

Open office UI is a clone of MS Office in 90% of use

People like what is familiar...

How do you want the UI to behave differently? You said NOT like MS office 2007?

Its often easy to say 'I want the the UI to be improved' but how SPECIFICALLY do you want it changed? Have you submitted this request to OOo? If you dont tell them, you cant expect them to make the change :-)

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RE[2]: excellent
by sb56637 on Tue 14th Oct 2008 02:39 in reply to "RE: excellent"
sb56637 Member since:
2006-05-11

How do you want the UI to behave differently? You said NOT like MS office 2007?

Like for example to add new colors or gradients to the available selections, you have to close the selection dialog and goto Format->Area...Colors, Add. Sure, it's easy enough to do, but for the first several weeks I thought that OpenOffice didn't allow custom colors or gradients.

And I remember my boss had a weird habit of starting formulas on spreadsheets with the + sign instead of the = sign. It worked in MS Office, but not in OOo, and he would put his fist through the screen when it didn't work.

Oh well, live and learn.

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