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Question about Open Office

Postby lish1936 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:01 pm

Has anyone had ANY experience with this free program, or any similar one. Would love to know how well it works.

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Re: Question about Open Office

Postby Deb Porter » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:35 pm

Open Office works really well. It is very much like MS Office and is a great blessing to people who don't want to outlay for MS Office.

Be aware that other people may not be able to open your documents (unless they have Open Office or you save them in a very basic format, such as an RTF document (rich text format). Even so, as mentioned, there are ways around the user sharing limitations.

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Re: Question about Open Office

Postby RedBaron » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:45 pm

It's all I use and LOVE it. You can save it in different formats, as Deb mentioned. If someone can't open something you send them, try a different format.
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Re: Question about Open Office

Postby Allison » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:06 pm

I use it for the Excel equivalent. For some reason, even though I was always installing all the "office" programs together, the last time I tried to install everything, it told me I had already installed Excel too many times, but let me install everything else. GO figure. So now I use Open Office for anything excel based. The only "problem" with the Excel equivalent is that there are a few differences in how you enter formulas. Nothing huge, but enough to be slightly annoying at times. :) But yeah, over all, it works really well.
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Re: Question about Open Office

Postby tomoral » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:51 pm

I use and find most others have no problem opening it. Once in a while I will have to resend it rtf or word doc 97 but as far as the program goes, it works really well. Microsoft just got too expensive for me.

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Re: Question about Open Office

Postby lish1936 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:14 pm

Thanks for all the feedback. I think I'll give it a try. :D

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Re: Question about Open Office

Postby gracelikerain » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:09 pm

I used Open Office for years. Recently I switched over to LibreOffice which is also free and I actually love it even better. My understanding is that Open Office has fewer people working on it now than Libre Office does so the support there is better.

Just a thought, even though I'm a bit late to the party!
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Re: Question about Open Office

Postby lish1936 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:00 pm

Glynis, good information is never late. :D I will check it out.


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Re: Question about Open Office

Postby tranz4md » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:22 am

gracelikerain wrote:I used Open Office for years. Recently I switched over to LibreOffice which is also free and I actually love it even better. My understanding is that Open Office has fewer people working on it now than Libre Office does so the support there is better.

Just a thought, even though I'm a bit late to the party!


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Re: Question about Open Office

Postby lish1936 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:07 pm

Thanks for the information. I originally downloaded Open Office when I got my new laptop, but when my son copied my old files, I went back to Microsoft Word. Your information about E-books has given me second thoughts. Maybe I'll use both. :D

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