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Topic: OT-OT-OT- for SOFTWARE PROGRAMS (2 msgs / 43 lines)
1) From: Doug Boutell
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Thanks to Eddie Dove for sharing this link from  Sun Microsystems  
equivlent software
for Microsoft Office.
Open Office Writer(Word),  Open Office Calc( Excel), OpenOffice Impress( 
PowerPoint)
are excellent programs. I have now dumped Office 2000 and are using 
OpenOffice products.
You can import any Microsoft Documnet  and convert   to a PDF file -neat 
feature.
Here are the operating systems which you can use.
Windows, Linux, Solaris sparc, Solaris x86, Mac OS X, Linux PPC, and 
FREE  BSD.
BTW it's free.  One problem the download time on DSL 760 K download 
speed is 30 min.http://download.openoffice.org/2.3.1/index.htmlThanks Eddie,
Doug

2) From: Rick Copple
I too use OO. I also have Word and Excel, but that's because I have a 
few macros I've created in them that I still need for certain purposes, 
and haven't got around to converting them yet. Plus, our print version 
of our magazine is set for Word use and there is a feature or two it 
uses that OO doesn't do as well. So better to keep it in Word.
But, I use OO to write my stories and my novels. I set it up for easily 
shifting scenes, navigation to scenes, and such. I've found it very 
handy for that purpose. In those areas, it surpasses Word.
-- 
Rick Copple


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