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[2]: 100% compatible
by dimosd on Mon 13th Oct 2008 15:47 UTC in reply to "RE: 100% compatible"
dimosd
Member since:
2006-02-10

"I'm not in the mood for gambling with my grades :-)

If it's a course about learning to use MS Office then of course you should be using MS Office. If it's a course where the layout of your final piece of work is critical to your grade, you should be using proper layout software. Other than that I can't think why OpenOffice should affect your grade.
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"Send me an (editable) file that looks right when opened with Office 2003" is the only real requirement...

Usability glitches or startup times are secondary to me. As I said, 100% compatibility is the only *must have* for OpenOffice.

It's an MS world, gotta live with it somehow.

Edited 2008-10-13 15:54 UTC

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RE[3]: 100% compatible
by sbergman27 on Mon 13th Oct 2008 16:14 in reply to "RE[2]: 100% compatible"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

"Send me an (editable) file that looks right when opened with Office 2003" is the only real requirement...

You said that using OO.o would be "gambling with your grades":

I'm not in the mood for gambling with my grades

That's spreading "Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt" in my book. And when confronted you quickly changed the subject.

If it is that critical that the document look *exactly* as you want it, you should be using a format like PDF. MS Office documents don't print out or view exactly the same even between different versions of MS Office. Why gamble on your grades by using it?

Edited 2008-10-13 16:15 UTC

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RE[4]: 100% compatible
by emerson999 on Mon 13th Oct 2008 16:50 in reply to "RE[3]: 100% compatible"
emerson999 Member since:
2007-12-08

I think you might have forgotten what it's like to be in school. If the instructor wants a doc file, you do not send a pdf. If something like spacing, margins, or anything else is off they're probably not going to cut you slack for using openoffice or accept that different word processors are going to produce different results. Especially when you're the only one in class who seems to have trouble with it. Now, I 'was' able to do all my papers in openoffice. But I can see why someone might be nervous about it.

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