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RE: [vox] Open Office vs MS
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RE: [vox] Open Office vs MS

I have been working with OpenOffice and comparing
with MS Office2000.  Have been able to import and
export, as long as I save my OpenOffice docuemnts
as .doc  otherwise, if I just save, I get junk
when opening in MS word2000

On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Richard Burkhart wrote:

> >From my limited experience (I need to load OO at home and experiment some
> more), OpenOffice still doesn't have the MS Office format locked down
> perfectly.
> The "open standards" battle cry is all well and good ... as is open office
> "almost" reading MS Office perfectly ... unless you're like me - a technical
> editor in a Windows (MS Office)-only company, who needs to be able to take
> work home and keep the formatting from becoming hashed in translation.
> (And if there's anyone out there who knows of a documentation/graphics/etc.
> job in a company more open to open standards, please let me know ... I've
> been at this place long enough)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > I like the Quicktime plugin, but I have to agree with you that the other
> > plugins are not much use to me. Even the Quicktime plugin has given me
> > grief. As far as the M$ Office plugins go, I have OpenOffice installed, so
> > that takes care of any office documents I may come across.
> I've pulled paid for & pulled down Crossover Office, and am testing it with
> Word 97 ... so far things seem to work as advertised.  Excel 97 has issues
> with opening files, and a few other features.  Also having some issues with
> getting the installer to *erase* word/excel 97 so I can try out Word 2k, but
> that might be a mistake I made during installation.
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