Linked by Adam S on Wed 15th Oct 2008 15:20 UTC, submitted by rlem6983
Features, Office The news of OpenOffice.org's third major release has generated quite a bit of buzz on the internet for many reasons, one of which being that it now runs natively on a Mac (sans X11). ZDnet has posted a screenshot gallery of OpenOffice.org 3.0 for those who have yet to try the hot-off-the-press application.
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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Liquidator on Wed 15th Oct 2008 16:56 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
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2007-03-04

It is, but at least it's free. Maybe SUN decided to give it away because few people wanted it. I'm sad OO.o 3.0 cannot save into .docx... Some of us now start receiving documents in .docx from collaborators, so it's nice to be able to view them, but it would be even nicer to save them as well!

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by kaiwai on Wed 15th Oct 2008 19:46 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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2005-07-06

It is, but at least it's free. Maybe SUN decided to give it away because few people wanted it. I'm sad OO.o 3.0 cannot save into .docx... Some of us now start receiving documents in .docx from collaborators, so it's nice to be able to view them, but it would be even nicer to save them as well!


Their argument is that they didn't include exporting because it would make end users dependent on OOXML when they (developers/Sun/etc) are trying to move people to ODF.

Btw, why don't you ask these 'collaborators' to install the ODF plugin from the Sun website?

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by Liquidator on Wed 15th Oct 2008 20:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

That would be awkward when these people are customers ;)

But the rationale behind not saving as docx actually makes sense.

Edited 2008-10-15 20:48 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by Panajev on Thu 16th Oct 2008 07:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
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2008-01-09

Their argument is that they didn't include exporting because it would make end users dependent on OOXML when they (developers/Sun/etc) are trying to move people to ODF.


Politics, politics, darn politics...

Seeing OOS software playing this game to retain and expand their user-base is kinda sickening, but hey it works... maybe...

Edited 2008-10-16 07:42 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by FooBarWidget on Wed 15th Oct 2008 20:00 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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2005-11-11

What's stopping you from sending back a regular .doc?

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Thu 16th Oct 2008 09:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
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2007-03-30

when you reformat files they often get f--ked up

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by rramalho on Thu 16th Oct 2008 11:33 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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2007-07-11

You can save in .doc, and send them back... Most of them won't even notice! ;)

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