[SATLUG] Office 2003 update blocks older file formats

country glenn.toothman at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 12:48:43 CST 2008


did not go into the history of the company, but their product is pretty
intuitive and easy to manipulate, even with a small database knowledge.

If you have the basics it seems pretty good, only been playin with it for a
couple days though



On Jan 4, 2008 12:46 PM, JTux792 <jjjordan at grandecom.net> wrote:

> Unless Alpha 5 has sold their name/product, they have been around since
> the
> days of DOS...still have their DOS product and Win95 product!
>
> JJ
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "country" <glenn.toothman at gmail.com>
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 7:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Office 2003 update blocks older file formats
>
>
> > Excellent Borries,
> >
> > I use OO all the time, and have found it to be more robust than M$ any
> day
> > of the week.
> >
> > Ohhhh one other thing, I think I got to be a Beta tester for Alpha 5, a
> > relatively new database software product, when they come out with their
> > Linux module.    I am using their M$ version now and I really like it,
> is
> > easy to move around and interface.   The documentation even shows how to
> > interface it into a web presence.,
> >
> >
> > Glenn T
> >
> > On Jan 3, 2008 7:37 PM, Borries Demeler <demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> > And yes I do know about open office but as of now it is lacking in so
> >> > many ways that it isnt a viable alternative (and they still haven't
> >> > perfected the formatting and performance issues that have been around
> >> > since it was first released)
> >> >
> >> > Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >> I beg to differ - what's the latest version you tried? I have no issues
> >> with
> >> performance on my system and use OO for everything from powerpoint
> >> presentations
> >> to book chapter or journal publications, and for spreadsheets with
> really
> >> absolutely
> >> no issues. I consider myself a power user, but OO is up to the task -
> >> really.
> >>
> >> The only time I am not using OO is when I do stuff which is seriously
> >> heavy on
> >> equations, in which case I use tex. But even for fairly sophisticated
> >> equations
> >> OO's equation editor is definitely up to par with other word
> processors.
> >> Compared
> >> to earlier versions and star office OO has come a long way. Being able
> to
> >> use an
> >> open format and not be forced to use these proprietary formats is worth
> >> every
> >> unpaid penny to me :-)
> >>
> >> On the other hand, the few times I have tried M$ office I experienced
> >> crashes,
> >> lost data and incompatibilities. Forget about it...I'll prefer OO any
> >> day.
> >>
> >> -b.
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