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Post by -mogwai » Sat May 27, 2006 3:44 pm

wow, it looks really nice so far. i opened word and ppt and it's very user friendly and looks really great.
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Post by Razorbacx » Sat May 27, 2006 5:00 pm

When they say that after February 2007 that the features will be lessened, what exactly does that mean? Will I have full functionality from Word and Excel?

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Post by NAiLs » Sun May 28, 2006 2:34 am

Razorbacx wrote:When they say that after February 2007 that the features will be lessened, what exactly does that mean? Will I have full functionality from Word and Excel?

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You answered your own question dude. Less features does not mean it is fully functional. It's like taking cruise control, your stereo, the air conditioning, power steering, and your automatic transmission (replacing w/ manual) out of your car...it now has less features. Still works, but does not have everything now.

Expiration Date

All 2007 Microsoft Office system Beta 2 software has an expiration date of February 1, 2007. After expiration, 2007 Microsoft Office system Beta 2 will continue to work in a reduced functionality mode that limits your options and operations.



Thanks for the link though... I might have to give this a shot.
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Post by Aegis » Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:35 pm

Thanks for the link!

Just installed it and I agree it looks great so far!

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Post by pcrobot » Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:37 pm

I can only say one thing... OpenOffice.Org! :mrgreen:

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Post by -mogwai » Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:53 pm

what is it? screenshots, please?
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Post by pcrobot » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:54 am

Here.

It's like M$ Office, but it's free and it's open source. Image

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Post by -mogwai » Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:35 am

pcrobot wrote:Here.

It's like M$ Office, but it's free and it's open source. Image
there aren't any screenshots
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Post by pcrobot » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:55 pm

-mogwai wrote:
pcrobot wrote:Here.

It's like M$ Office, but it's free and it's open source. Image
there aren't any screenshots
Here are some.

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Post by -mogwai » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:03 pm

pcrobot wrote:
-mogwai wrote:
pcrobot wrote:Here.

It's like M$ Office, but it's free and it's open source. Image
there aren't any screenshots
Here are some.
dude, that's hideous. it looks like it's on windows 95.
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Post by NAiLs » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:11 pm

Open Office is nice, but there are many features it doesn't have that Word does. For one thing, Word loads in like 2 seconds, where Open Office loads in 10+.... Might be an exaggeration, but it takes a very long time to load compared to the Office Suite.

And does everything have to look like it's from the future? I hate when people are graphic whores and can't accept what the software actually does. It has to have the best graphics that require a 7900 series graphics card in order to run. Why not kill your system less on an application and go for one that has great features and not the best looks, rather than one that has awesome features and awesome looks, also taking up many more resources? Not to mention, you're saving yourself $150+ by downloading Open Office than buying the MS Office Suite.
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Post by Zenphic » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:11 pm

-mogwai wrote:
pcrobot wrote:
-mogwai wrote: there aren't any screenshots
Here are some.
dude, that's hideous. it looks like it's on windows 95.
lol yeah, OpenOffice.org might not be the most user-friendly software out there and it isn't one of their main positive point. What makes them great is that the software is a free alternative to Microsoft Office and it is quite powerful. Plus, it is open-source, so that's a great plus. :finga:

Luckily, I won't be obliged to use OpenOffice.org as my father will most certainly get a copy of Office 2007 from work. :mrgreen:

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Post by Zenphic » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:12 pm

NAiLs wrote:Open Office is nice, but there are many features it doesn't have that Word does. For one thing, Word loads in like 2 seconds, where Open Office loads in 10+.... Might be an exaggeration, but it takes a very long time to load compared to the Office Suite.
The long load times are caused by the use of Java I think. Really sad. Arg, most java-based software are so heavy on the system :axe:

By the way, the guy over at Gomeler has written a decent review of Office 2007 Beta. From what I read, he seems to be really enjoying this new version of Office and it poses great enhancements from the older versions.

[ http://gomeler.com/2006/05/24/microsoft ... ta-review/ ]

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Post by pcrobot » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:18 am

-mogwai wrote:
pcrobot wrote:
-mogwai wrote: there aren't any screenshots
Here are some.
dude, that's hideous. it looks like it's on windows 95.
It may be hideous, but it's free! :lol:

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Post by zachig » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:31 am

WOW!!! Thanks for the info...gonna download and try it...

Anything "free" is nice...hopefully it is "bug free" as well (...guess not... :lol: ).

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Post by -mogwai » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:07 am

zachig wrote:WOW!!! Thanks for the info...gonna download and try it...

Anything "free" is nice...hopefully it is "bug free" as well (...guess not... :lol: ).
so far, i haven't encountered any.
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Post by zachig » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:09 am

I guess I was jumping to conclusions too fast...

Thanks anyway, I'll try to download and test it myself. :mrgreen:

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Post by pcrobot » Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:47 pm

-mogwai wrote:
zachig wrote:WOW!!! Thanks for the info...gonna download and try it...

Anything "free" is nice...hopefully it is "bug free" as well (...guess not... :lol: ).
so far, i haven't encountered any.
Me either... no bugs!

Just remember to set the default Writer save format as ".doc", otherwise it saves as something else...

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Post by bigblockmatt » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:55 pm

ya, you are gonna wanna do that in all the programs...i set it up for my girlfriend and didnt know about that, she had one hell of a time figuring that all out...

i dont remember, and dont have it installed, is there a outlook type program in the open office stuff?
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