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[2]: Comment by Luminair
by kaiwai on Wed 15th Oct 2008 19:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
kaiwai
Member since:
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[4]: Comment by Luminair
by kaiwai on Wed 15th Oct 2008 22:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

That would be awkward when these people are customers ;)


Well, when I heard 'collaborators', I assumed they were work colleagues.

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


True, hopefully Office 2007 will come out which will mean out of the box ODT/ODF support.

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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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