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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so far...
by Jakobgre on Tue 14th Oct 2008 00:06 UTC
Jakobgre
Member since:
2007-03-02

So far Ooo have implemented a lot of useful features already existing in M§ office. Multiple screens notes. Etc. However it took a long time to do so. especially considering how long they have been available in M§. I must admit that I would like to know how Ooo handles notes/comments I'm a proof-reader (english is not my native/work language). And I need to know if it handles things exactly the same way. I would also like the ability to write to docx. Even if Ooo do have all the features I've missed I think I'll with with the upgrade untill 3.0.1 in december.

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RE: so far...
by lemur2 on Tue 14th Oct 2008 01:40 in reply to "so far..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I would also like the ability to write to docx. Even if Ooo do have all the features I've missed I think I'll with with the upgrade untill 3.0.1 in december.


Compare apples with apples. Did you realise that the inverse situation is worse? With Office 2007, not only do you not get the ability to write OpenOffice format (Opendocument) .. but you do not even get the ability to read OpenOffice format files.

At least with OpenOffice, you get the ability to read .docx files.

With OpenOffice, you also get the ability to produce and import PDF files.

Also, with OpenOffice, the support for reading and writing files compatible with Microsoft legacy formats is arguably better than the support for this same ability in Office 2007.

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RE[2]: so far...
by google_ninja on Tue 14th Oct 2008 01:45 in reply to "RE: so far..."
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

both odf and pdf support were added in office 2k7 sp2

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