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OpenOffice.org
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Developer(s) Oracle Corporation and many others[1][2]
Initial release April 30, 2002 (2002-04-30)[1]
Stable release 3.2 / February 11, 2010; 33 day(s) ago (2010-02-11)
Preview release 3.2.0 RC5 [3][4] / February 3, 2010; 41 day(s) ago (2010-02-03)
Written in C++, Java
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Mac OS X
Linux
BSD
Unix
Platform Cross-platform
Available in Over 110 languages[5]
Type Office suite
License GNU Lesser General Public License v3 [6] (OpenOffice.org 2 Beta 2 and earlier aredual-licensed under the SISSL and LGPL)[7]
Website www.openoffice.org
.OpenOffice.org (OO.o or OOo), commonly known as OpenOffice, is an open-source software application suite available for a number of different computer operating systems.^ Tags: mouse , open office , open source , OpenOffice , openoffice.org , OpenSource .

^ OpenOffice.org is an open source office suite.
  • OpenOfficeOrg - Raymond Yee's Wiki 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC raymondyee.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta now available .

.It is distributed as free software and written using its own GUI toolkit.^ It is free to download, use and distribute.

^ OpenOffice.org software is provided under the GNU Lesser General Public Licence (LGPL) and may be used free of charge for any purpose, private or commercial.
  • The New Version of OpenOffice.org, the World's Leading Free Office Software, is Now Available for Download 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.prweb.com [Source type: General]
  • OpenOffice.org Releases New Version of Free Software Alternative to Microsoft Office 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.prweb.com [Source type: General]
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ The Microsoft philosophy is very different from OpenOffice's or Mozilla's, which use an Open Source model in which software is jointly created, often by volunteers, and freely distributed, allowing anyone use, redistribute, adapt, or improve their code.
  • Idealware: Microsoft Office vs. OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.idealware.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It supports the ISO/IEC standard OpenDocument Format (ODF) for data interchange as its default file format, as well as Microsoft Office formats among others.^ The Monopoly will not support the OpenDocument (ODF) file format.
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Conversion to and from Microsoft® and StarOffice 5.2 file formats .
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Supports the features of the upcoming version 1.2 of the ISO standard OpenDocument Format (ODF).

.As of November 2009, OpenOffice supports over 110 languages.^ OpenOffice.org has many language versions of the software in development, some of which are typically not supported by traditional office suites, e.g.
  • Cover Pages: OpenOffice.org Releases Free, Open Source, Cross Platform Office Productivity Suite. 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC xml.coverpages.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Download OpenOffice.org 2.3 free of charge OpenOffice.org Native Language Projects for local language support .
  • OpenOffice.org Releases New Version of Free Software Alternative to Microsoft Office 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.prweb.com [Source type: General]

^ OpenOffice.org Ninja Wiki Download OpenOffice.org Free and paid support Participate Copyright 2009 by .
  • OpenOffice.org Ninja 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.oooninja.com [Source type: General]
  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta? - OpenOffice.org Ninja 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.oooninja.com [Source type: General]

[5]
.OpenOffice.org originated as StarOffice, an office suite developed by StarDivision and acquired by Sun Microsystems in August 1999. The source code of the suite was released in July 2000 with the aim of reducing the dominant market share of Microsoft Office by providing a free and open alternative; later versions of StarOffice are based upon OpenOffice.org with additional proprietary components.^ OpenOffice.org was originally derived from StarOffice, an office suite developed by StarDivision and acquired by Sun Microsystems in August 1999.
  • OpenOffice.org - Ohloh 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.ohloh.net [Source type: General]

^ OpenOffice.org Base .
  • OpenOffice.org Forum :: OpenOffice.org Math 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.oooforum.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • OpenOffice.org Base - HTMLHelp Forums 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC forums.htmlhelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Open Office 2007 - OpenOffice 2007 .

[8] .The OpenOffice.org project is primarily sponsored by Oracle Corporation (initially by Sun Microsystems).^ OpenOffice.org Localization (l10n) Project .
  • The Cover Pages: OpenOffice.org 1.1 for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X X11 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC xml.coverpages.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org Education Project .
  • gabrielgurley.com - Home 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC gabrielgurley.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org Native-Lang Projects .
  • The Cover Pages: OpenOffice.org 1.1 for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X X11 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC xml.coverpages.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Other major corporate contributors include Novell, RedHat, RedFlag CH2000, IBM, Google and others.^ These include templates for professional writers, an export tool for bidirectional functionality with Google Docs, blog publishing, and others.
  • OpenOffice.org - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC download.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ "It's a highly competitive space with MS Office, StarOffice, Google, IBM's Symphony and others both established and entering.
  • OpenOffice.org goes online with SAAS version 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.desktoplinux.com [Source type: General]

^ Technorati Tags: OpenOffice , Open Source Community , LouisSuarezPotts , RedFlag , IBM , SimonPhipps , Novell , Sun .
  • OpenOffice.org Conference 2007: some thoughts 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC robertogaloppini.net [Source type: General]

[1][2]
.The project and software are commonly known as OpenOffice, but this term is a trademark held by a company in the Netherlands co-founded by Wouter Hanegraaff and is also in use by Orange UK,[9] requiring the project to adopt OpenOffice.org as its formal name.^ OpenOffice.org Localization (l10n) Project .
  • The Cover Pages: OpenOffice.org 1.1 for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X X11 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC xml.coverpages.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org Education Project .
  • gabrielgurley.com - Home 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC gabrielgurley.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org Native-Lang Projects .
  • The Cover Pages: OpenOffice.org 1.1 for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X X11 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC xml.coverpages.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[10] .Although branded as OpenOffice.org, the office suite included in most Linux distributions (including Ubuntu, openSUSE and Mandriva Linux) is actually a fork or an unofficial branch called Go-oo.^ OpenOffice.org runs on Solaris, Linux (including PPC Linux), and Windows.
  • OpenOffice.org - Download 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.en.softonic.com [Source type: General]
  • OpenOffice.org - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC download.cnet.com [Source type: General]
  • OpenOffice.org 2.3 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC download.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ OpenOffice.org 3.1 Office Suites & Tools .

^ Go-oo Takes the Bloat Out of OpenOffice.org .
  • OpenOffice.org - Lifehacker 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lifehacker.com [Source type: General]

[11][12][13]

History

.Originally the German company StarDivision developed the application as the proprietary software suite StarOffice.^ By having the availability of an alternative suite of applications for providing instruction, it focused the farmers on developing the conceptual skills of operating a computer and creating key documents, rather than focusing on learning a specific software application through rote memory.
  • gabrielgurley.com - Home 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC gabrielgurley.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The operating system comes with translations of the OpenOffice.org 2.0 productivity suite, multiple browsers, desktop search, automated networking tools, multi-media software, and application development tools, amongst other things."
  • [ooo-announce] OpenOffice.org Newsletter - Volume 03 - Issue 8 - 02/2005 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.mail-archive.com [Source type: General]

^ OpenOffice.org has many language versions of the software in development, some of which are typically not supported by traditional office suites, e.g.
  • Cover Pages: OpenOffice.org Releases Free, Open Source, Cross Platform Office Productivity Suite. 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC xml.coverpages.org [Source type: Reference]

.In 1999 Sun Microsystems purchased the code.^ Read license Source code: Browse source code Further product information: Product details Provider: Sun Microsystems, Inc.

.In August 1999 version 5.2 of StarOffice was made available free of charge.^ OpenOffice.org is available free of charge at http://www.openoffice.org.
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

^ "OpenOffice.org's license means it can be made freely available to everyone in an organization as a standard tool -- everyone can collaborate using the same software," said McCreesh.

^ What's unique this time is that Microsoft has made converters available for older versions of Office.
  • How can I open Office 2007 files in older versions of Office? - Ask Leo! 18 September 2009 7:45 UTC ask-leo.com [Source type: General]

OpenOffice.org versions
Version Release Date Description
Build 638c 2001-10 The first milestone release
1.0 2002-05-01
1.0.3.1 2003-05-02 Recommended for Windows 95
1.1 2003-09-02
1.1.1 2004-03-30 Bundled with TheOpenCD
1.1.2 2004-06
1.1.3 2004-10-04
1.1.4 2004-12-22
1.1.5 2005-09-14 Last release for 1.x product line
Final version for Windows 95 It can edit OpenOffice.org 2 files
1.1.5secpatch 2006-07-04 Security patch (macros)
2.0 2005-10-20 Milestone, with major enhancements
2.0.1 2005-12-21
2.0.2 2006-03-08
2.0.3 2006-06-29
2.0.4 2006-10-13
2.1.0 2006-12-12
2.2.0 2007-03-28 Included a security update;
Reintroduced font kerning[14]
2.2.1 2007-06-12
2.3.0 2007-09-17 Updated charting component
2.3.1 2007-12-04 Stability and security update
2.4.0 2008-03-27 Bug fixes and new features
2.4.1 2008-06-10 Security fix, minor enhancements, and bug fixes
2.4.2 2008-10-29 Security fix, minor enhancements, and bug fixes
2.4.3 2009-09-01 Bug fixes and minor enhancements[15]
3.0.0 2008-10-13 Milestone, with major enhancements
3.0.1 2009-01-27 Bug fixes
3.1.0 2009-05-07 Overlining and transparent dragging added
3.1.1 2009-08-31 Security fix, bug fixes
3.2 2010-02-11 [16] New features,[17] and performance enhancements[18].
3.2.1 Schedule:[19] 2010-02
3.3 Schedule: 2010-06[20]

OpenOffice.org 1.0

.On July 19, 2000, Sun Microsystems announced that it would make the source code of StarOffice available for download under both the LGPL and the Sun Industry Standards Source License (SISSL) with the intention of building an open-source development community around the software.^ OpenOffice.org is released by Sun thanks to the StarOffice source code being available under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) as well as the Sun Industry Standards Source License (SISSL).
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unlike open source software, the source code can't be included in future closed source software.
  • Open Options | Glossary 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.netc.org [Source type: General]

^ See also: FSF , Open source software .
  • Open Options | Glossary 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.netc.org [Source type: General]

The new project was known as OpenOffice.org, and its website went live on October 13, 2000.

OpenOffice.org 2.0

.Work on version 2.0 began in early 2003 with the following goals: better interoperability with Microsoft Office; better performance, with improved speed and lower memory usage; greater scripting capabilities; better integration, particularly with GNOME; an easier-to-find and use database front-end for creating reports, forms and queries; a new built-in SQL database; and improved usability.^ Works fine as database if useing with other Openoffice users, or SQL database.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ You have to create the query in design view or in SQL view, you can't use the wizard.
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice.org 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Create Microsoft Office-compatible documents anyone can read and use.

Sun released a beta version on March 4, 2005.
.On September 2, 2005 Sun announced that it was retiring the SISSL.[21] As a consequence, the OpenOffice.org Community Council announced that it would no longer dual-license the office suite, and future versions would use only the LGPL.^ What would you need to start a free (LGPL-only) for of OpenOffice.org?
  • Marketing OpenOffice.org [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org as a Community Effort .

^ OpenOffice.org 3.0 is due out in September.

[22]
.On October 20, 2005, Sun formally released OpenOffice.org 2.0 to the public.^ Cheers, Wol OpenOffice.org 2.2 released .
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ OpenOffice.org 3.1 RC1 released .

^ OpenOffice.org 3.0 Close to Final Release .
  • OpenOffice.org - Lifehacker 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lifehacker.com [Source type: General]

[23] .Eight weeks after the release of Version 2.0, an update, OpenOffice.org 2.0.1, was released.^ Im hoping OpenOffice.org 2.0, the next major release, will alleviate some of these issues.
  • OpenOffice.org Grows Up, Gets Help - Linux and Open Source from eWeek 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.eweek.com [Source type: General]

^ It turns out that OpenOffice.org 2.4 opens documents slower than version 1.1.5.

^ Cheers, Wol OpenOffice.org 2.2 released .
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

.It fixed minor bugs and introduced new features.^ That is, publishers want to ship new versions of the same extension with added functionality and/or bug fixes.
  • specs: Specifications for All Modules 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC specs.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ There are lots of minor bug fixes and changes, but only a few obvious new features.

^ It's not official, but OpenOffice.org 3.1, a bug-fixing and feature-adding release of the open-source office suite, can now be found and downloaded.
  • OpenOffice.org - Lifehacker 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lifehacker.com [Source type: General]

.As of the 2.0.3 release, OpenOffice.org changed its release cycle from 18 months to releasing updates, feature enhancements and bug fixes every three months.^ Cheers, Wol OpenOffice.org 2.2 released .
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ OpenOffice.org 3.1 RC1 released .

^ How do the OpenOffice.org developers decide which bugs to fix?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[24] .As of 2010, new versions (including new features) are released every six months (so-called "feature releases") alternating with so-called "bug fix releases" which are being released between two feature releases (every three months).^ Version 3.1 comes with a number of bug fixes, improvements, and new features.

^ This is a bug fix release, no new features are introduced.
  • FreshPorts -- editors/openoffice.org-2 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.freshports.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Among other new features, bugfixes, and improvementsm, version 2.0.4 adds enhanced PDF management, direct export to LaTex, and new functionality in Calc and Impress.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC download.cnet.com [Source type: General]

OpenOffice.org 3.0

.In October 2008, version 3.0 was released, featuring the ability to import, but not export, Office Open XML documents, support for the new ODF 1.2 document format, improved support for VBA macros, and a native port for Mac OS X.^ Macros may not be compatible with Open Office Suite or MAC computers.
  • open office vista freeware, shareware, software download - Best Free Vista Downloads 18 September 2009 7:45 UTC www.bestvistadownloads.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mac OS X support for --enable-cups .
  • http://tools.services.openoffice.org/patchreport/iit_2006-04-08.html 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC tools.services.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Document import/export is also working on improving support in this area ( #i79878# ).

OpenOffice.org 3.2

Version 3.2 included support for PostScript-based OpenType fonts.
.The software will now warn users when ODF 1.2 Extended features have been used.^ Cons: Not as many feature, but most users don't use those extra features only available in MS Office .
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ If you regularly use the software or want all the features you pay for it.
  • Open Options | Glossary 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.netc.org [Source type: General]

^ "It's own compatibility comes under question and ODF is now 'the standard'" ODF is by no means 'the standard', .doc is still used far more places by a large margin.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

.An improvement to the document integrity check will determine if an ODF document conforms to the ODF specification and offer a repair if necessary.^ OpenDocument specification : Get all the details on ODF (Open Document Format for Office Applications) from OASIS. OpenDocument : Read Wikipedia's article about OpenDocument.
  • Manipulate OpenOffice.org's XML-based document formats 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: General]

OpenOffice.org 3.2 Calc and Writer both have a reduced "cold start" time by 46% compared to version 3.0[25]

Future developments

An OpenOffice.org 3.3 Impress Prototype written in Java

OpenOffice.org 3.3

.In future versions, the user interface will get incremental improvements[26][27] beginning with Impress,[28] the presentation application.^ It includes the key desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites.
  • Download OpenOffice.org for Mac - Word processor, spreadsheet, presentation mgr. and more. MacUpdate Mac Software Downloads 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.macupdate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • FreshPorts -- editors/openoffice.org-2 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.freshports.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This version of the suite features a new database component -- dubbed "OpenOffice.org Base" -- major improvements in compatibility with Microsoft Office document formats, and a redesigned user interface.
  • OpenOffice.org Group Releases Free OpenOffice Suite 2.0 -- Office Software Suites 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informationweek.com [Source type: News]

^ It includes desktop applications such as a word processor, a spreadsheet program, a presentation manager, and a drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to those of other office suites.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.3 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC download.cnet.com [Source type: General]

StarOffice

.OpenOffice.org inherited many features from the original StarOffice upon which it was based, including the OpenOffice.org XML file format which it retained until version 2, when the ISO/IEC standard OpenDocument Format (ODF) replaced it.^ Filed under: Productivity , OpenOffice.org .

^ The Monopoly will not support the OpenDocument (ODF) file format.
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Conversion to and from Microsoft® and StarOffice 5.2 file formats .
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

.Sun subsidizes the development of OpenOffice.org in order to use it as a base for its commercial proprietary StarOffice application software.^ Using SQLite Database with OpenOffice.org .

^ Refer to the OpenOffice.org Developer's Guide .
  • A quick start to using macros and controls in IBM Lotus Symphony 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: General]

^ Yes, you may use OpenOffice.org binaries for commercial use.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Releases of StarOffice since version 6.0 have been based on the OpenOffice.org source code, with some additional proprietary components, including the following:
  • additional bundled fonts (especially East Asian language fonts)
  • Adabas D database. (The OpenOffice database module does not use Adabas)
  • additional document templates
  • clip art
  • sorting functionality for Asian versions
  • additional file filters
  • migration assessment tool (Enterprise Edition)
  • macro migration tool (Enterprise Edition)
  • configuration management tool (Enterprise Edition)

Features

An OpenOffice.org Writer 3.0 window in Linux
According to its mission statement, the OpenOffice.org project aims:
.To create, as a community, the leading international office suite that will run on all major platforms and provide access to all functionality and data through open-component based APIs and an XML-based file format.^ The Open XML format is an open standard file format for office applications that can be freely implemented by multiple applications on multiple platforms.
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Microsoft will make the covenant above available for the Ecma International Standard on Office Open XML file formats.
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Open XML is going to be standard format.
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

[29]
.OpenOffice.org aims to compete with Microsoft Office and to emulate its look and feel where suitable.^ My article on transitioning to OpenOffice.org from Microsoft Office .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice.org 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ The problem is not that Microsoft would compete with OpenOffice.
  • Slashdot | Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC slashdot.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Slashdot Technology Story | Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC tech.slashdot.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sharing files between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office .
  • Linux.com :: Sharing files between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.linux.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It can read and write most of the file formats found in Microsoft Office, and many other applications - an essential feature of the suite for many users.^ Conversion to and from Microsoft® and StarOffice 5.2 file formats .
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Open's most office files.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Along with adding roughly 3,400 clip art files and templates, OxygenOffice's extensions also add support for Microsoft's Visual Basic for Applications in the Calc spreadsheet program and conversion tools for the Office Open XML format used in Office 2007.
  • OpenOffice.org - Lifehacker 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lifehacker.com [Source type: General]

[citation needed] .OpenOffice.org has been found to be able to open files of older versions of Microsoft Office and damaged files that newer versions of Microsoft Office itself cannot open.^ Is Thiz Office compatible with OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Can't open office 2007 files.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Tags: mouse , open office , open source , OpenOffice , openoffice.org , OpenSource .

[30] .However, it cannot open older Word for Macintosh (MCW) files.^ An older version of Open Office with a newer readme file!
  • Gripes about Open Office 18 September 2009 7:45 UTC www.computergripes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Complex table and border settings generally transfer smoothly, but a nested table does not survive when the file is opened in Word.
  • Linux.com :: Sharing files between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.linux.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Word 2000 opened the file, but of course the formatting was wrong because it is not a normal Word document.
  • Gripes about Open Office 18 September 2009 7:45 UTC www.computergripes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[31] .Users with this issue are advised to open the older files in BBEdit or TextEdit, then SAVE AS into OpenOffice.^ Save the file and from within OpenOffice 3.0 open Tools-> Extensions manager.
  • Tectonic » Test drive OpenOffice.org 3.0 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.tectonic.co.za [Source type: General]

^ Yeah, I wish I could do python scripting in Open Office, or save straight to PDF from my OpenOffice Writer, or create equations with LaTeX in my OpenOffice Impress presentations.
  • Slashdot Technology Story | Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC tech.slashdot.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org lets you open and save documents in formats as diverse as MS Office, PDF, HTML, and XML. However, it normally saves files in the open-standard Oasis OpenDocument XML format, for maximum compatibility with other applications.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC download.cnet.com [Source type: General]

Platforms

.Platforms on which OO.o runs include Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris, BSD, OpenVMS, OS/2 and IRIX.^ It also runs under Linux and Solaris.  .
  • Gripes about Open Office 18 September 2009 7:45 UTC www.computergripes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is available for Linux, Solaris and Windows platforms.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft Windows, Macintosh OS, and Linux are operating systems.
  • Open Options | Glossary 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.netc.org [Source type: General]

[32] .The current primary development platforms are Microsoft Windows, Linux and Solaris.^ This is available for Linux, Solaris and Windows platforms.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For example, by migrating to Linux a school might foreclose on using future software developed for Microsoft Windows.
  • Open Options | Glossary 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.netc.org [Source type: General]

^ But I don't feel (and I doubt you feel like this either) that a Linux-based workstation is a much inferior solution for programming/development platform then a Windows desktop.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

.Support for Mac OS X exists for OS X's native Aqua user interface, as of version 3.0. Previous versions required installing the X Window System component.^ Version 2.2 now requires Mac OS X 10.4.x running X11.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ The system requirements for Windows are not consistent.
  • Gripes about Open Office 18 September 2009 7:45 UTC www.computergripes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Users of OpenOffice have to uninstall their existing version, then download and reinstall a completely new version.
  • OpenOffice.org details vulnerability - CNET News 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[33] NeoOffice is an independent fork of OpenOffice, specially adapted for Mac OS X.

Operating system compatibility

Components

.OpenOffice.org comprises a collection of applications that work together closely to provide the features expected from a modern office suite.^ Summary of new features in OpenOffice.org 2.3 .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ OpenOffice.org 3.0 feature preview .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice.org 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ New OpenOffice.org Features .

.Many of the components are designed to mirror those available in Microsoft Office.^ Cons: Not as many feature, but most users don't use those extra features only available in MS Office .
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft will make the covenant above available for the Ecma International Standard on Office Open XML file formats.
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

^ In fact, OpenOffice and Microsoft Office are similar enough that actual feature differences are likely to be just one of many factors in your decision making.
  • Idealware: Microsoft Office vs. OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.idealware.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The components available include:
Module Notes
OOoWriter.png Writer A word processor similar to .Microsoft Word and to WordPerfect.^ Ive started writing with vi on Unix and WordStar on CP/M. Over the years, Ive used Lotus Word, WordPerfect and, yes, every version of Microsoft Word for Windows from 2.0 to 2003.
  • Why OpenOffice.org 2.0 Is Your Best Choice - Linux and Open Source from eWeek 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.eweek.com [Source type: General]

.It can export Portable Document Format (PDF) files with no additional software, and can function as a basic WYSIWYG editor for creating and editing web pages.^ Create a document with the correct formatting attributes.
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ You can edit it on Format, Page, Footnotes.

^ You can even export files to PDF. .
  • Review of final OpenOffice 3: Why buy Microsoft Office? - Computerworld Blogs 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC blogs.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

OOoCalc.png Calc A spreadsheet similar to Microsoft Excel and to Lotus 1-2-3. .Calc provides a number of features not present in Excel, including a system which automatically defines series for graphing, based on the layout of the user’s data.^ The "help" feature needs some serious improvement, but at least it is not an internet link, (such as Adobe now has); it's included in the software.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Only Writer and Calc are used on my system, and documents create in those apps work surprisingly well with Word and Excel.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ The only problem I have is certain sections on my companies SAP system will not automatically open with Write or Calc.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.Calc can also export spreadsheets to the PDF format.^ Posted at 05:30 AM in Calc , Open source , Opendocument format , OpenOffice , OpenOffice books , OpenOffice training , OpenOffice.org , Spreadsheets , StarOffice .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted at 07:40 AM in Calc: 2008 , Open source , Opendocument format , OpenOffice , OpenOffice books , OpenOffice training , OpenOffice.org , Spreadsheets , Writer: 2008 .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted at 06:09 AM in Calc , Open source , Opendocument format , OpenOffice , OpenOffice books , OpenOffice training , OpenOffice.org , Spreadsheets , StarOffice .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

(See ooWriter entry, above, for details of PDF).
OOoImpresslogo.png Impress A presentation program similar to Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote. .Impress can export presentations to Adobe Flash (SWF) files, allowing them to be played on any computer with a Flash player installed.^ The Impress app also exports presentations as Shockwave Flash files which is also a similarly excellent feature.
  • Slashdot | Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC slashdot.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ You can install Puppy to a flash drive and carry it with you to use on practically any computer that can boot from a USB device.

^ Which means you can save the program to a USB flash drive and run it on any computer with out installing.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.It also includes the ability to create PDF files, and the ability to read Microsoft PowerPoint's .ppt format.^ Pros: Compatible file formats, ability publish to pdf, cost .
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages.
  • OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 Multilingual Portable LangPack1 - Free Online Movies Forum - Watch Movies Online Free 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC freeonlinemoviesforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Writer's native format generally creates smaller files than Microsoft Word's.
  • Idealware: Microsoft Office vs. OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.idealware.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Impress lacks ready-made presentation designs.^ Impress, the presentations component, offers improvements in the handling of hidden slides which has been made more intuitive.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

However, templates are readily available on the Internet.[36][37]
OOoBase.png Base A database management program similar to Microsoft Access. .Base allows the creation and manipulation of databases, and the building of forms and reports to provide easy access to data for end-users.^ Spyware permits unauthorized access to a computer, allowing someone else to observe the user, read data, or even control the computer.
  • Open Options | Glossary 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.netc.org [Source type: General]

^ Then I built a couple little forms for making data entry applications, a couple example queries for making reports and my boss like it quite a bit.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ Whenever a Web page or service provides data, users particularly appreciate getting it in spreadsheet format or at least in a format they can easily load into a spreadsheet.
  • Open output: Producing ODF spreadsheets from your Web services 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As with MS Access, Base can function as a front-end to a number of different database systems, including Access databases (JET), ODBC data sources and MySQL/PostgreSQL.^ Yet, there is no information as to how to create a database in Base including editing of input data for accuracy.

^ It has it's own SQL database now, HSQL as well as a native Mysql driver and ODBC support.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ WTF?" OO does not duplicate all the functionality and gui of MS Office, it is a slight learning experience as it is a different product.
  • Slashdot | Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC slashdot.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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.Base became part of the suite starting with version 2.0. Native to the OpenOffice.org suite is an adaptation of HSQL.^ OpenOffice.org base impossible a utiliser ?
  • OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice.org - Logiciels Libres - Framasoft 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.framasoft.net [Source type: Academic]

^ OpenOffice.org 2 is an excellent office suite.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ OpenOffice.org Companion also incorporates solutions to questions from hundreds of OpenOffice.org users, both beginners and pros, making this the most practical, task-based book available.
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

.While Base can be a front-end for any of the databases listed, there is no need to install any of them.^ Originally Posted by Greyhame I tried what you recommended, but there is no install button to push.
  • [ubuntu] repository - Ubuntu Forums 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC ubuntuforums.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yet, there is no information as to how to create a database in Base including editing of input data for accuracy.

^ Some of the features I found hard to understand until I played with them and there is no integrated centralized template database.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.Raw SQL code can be entered by those who prefer it, or graphical user interfaces can be used.^ Cons: Not as many feature, but most users don't use those extra features only available in MS Office .
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ I hope those who turn it out can make it work without bugs - Had to uninstall it User Rating: 9/10 .
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Works fine as database if useing with other Openoffice users, or SQL database.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

OOoDraw.png Draw A vector graphics editor and diagramming tool, similar to .Microsoft Visio and comparable in features to early versions of CorelDRAW.^ The conclusion is if you have microsoft office xp or any earlier version upgrade to this free, full featured office suite, to tell the truth this is not as good as microsoft office 2003 but what do you expect for free?
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Mac Users will appreciate the ability to get the features of office compatible files without the need to buy the Microsoft version of office or run XP on their Mac with the Microsoft Office.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.It features versatile "connectors" between shapes, which are available in a range of line styles and facilitate building drawings such as flowcharts.^ Other extensions such as a Language Tool for checking grammar and style are also available.

^ I'll blog more about that soon when the feature becomes available in one of the next development milestones for the OOo 3.2 code line.

.It has similar features to desktop-publishing software such as Scribus and Microsoft Publisher.^ It includes the key desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites.
  • FreshPorts -- editors/openoffice.org-2 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.freshports.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The only difficulties with paragraphs arise with features unsupported by Microsoft Word, such as custom hyphenation, page breaks, and last lines of justified paragraphs.
  • Linux.com :: Sharing files between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.linux.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The "help" feature needs some serious improvement, but at least it is not an internet link, (such as Adobe now has); it's included in the software.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.Draw can also export its creations to the PDF format.^ One of the hidden but dramatic and fun features in Draw is the ability to create and twiddle around and format text in 3D. .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice.org 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ What you will find though, is a wider range of compatible formats than in MS Office and the ability to export to PDF and Flash a.o.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Fun with OpenOffice Draw: Creating Text Boxes, Converting Text to 3D, and Formatting 3D Text .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice.org 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

(See ooWriter entry, above, for details of PDF).
OOoMath.png Math A tool for creating and editing mathematical formulae, similar to Microsoft Equation Editor. .OOo users can embed formulae inside other OpenOffice.org documents, such as those created by Writer.^ Inside the OpenOffice.org (OOo) process .
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The fix is nicely documented at the OpenOffice.org User FAQ #16 .
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yeah, I wish I could do python scripting in Open Office, or save straight to PDF from my OpenOffice Writer, or create equations with LaTeX in my OpenOffice Impress presentations.
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It supports multiple fonts and can export to PDF.
A small program for Windows and Linux that runs when the computer starts for the first time. It loads the core files and libraries for OpenOffice.org during computer startup and allows the suite applications to start more quickly when selected later. The amount of time it takes to open OpenOffice.org applications occasioned complaints at version 1.0 of the suite. Substantial improvements were made in this area for version 2.2.
Can record user actions and replay them later to help with automating tasks, using .OpenOffice.org Basic (see below).^ OpenOffice.org Basic with .
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Having read the actual text, I personally don't see a problem with the covenant, or any way that it is bad for OpenOffice.org in particular or FOSS in general.
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Again, it will be very interesting to see what the OpenOffice.org project does when Novell releases it.
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

.It is not possible to download these components individually for Microsoft Windows environments, though they can be installed separately.^ The path environment variables ( LD_LIBRARY_PATH on Unix, PATH on Windows) must point to a directory, where the core UNO libraries, the above listed components and the pyuno shared library is located.
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ What they did was simply install OO.org to all their Windows machines, and changed the default from MS Office to OO.org for file associations and locations in the menus.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ These additional components currently live in the shared libraries typeconverter.uno, invocation.uno, corereflection.uno, introspection.uno, invocadapt.uno, proxyfac.uno, pythonloader.uno (on windows typeconverter.uno.dll,...; unix typeconverter.uno.so,...
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

.Most Linux distributions break the components into individual packages which may be downloaded and installed separately.^ Linux users may use the packages provided by their distribution (these are available at least for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE and Mandriva).

^ Your package manager may not be able to install all the voices listed in the Read Selection script dialog.

^ While the only supported Linux platforms are SUSE Enterprise Desktop 10 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, you can install Lotus Symphony on other distributions.

OpenOffice.org includes DejaVu fonts and OpenSymbol font in its installation packages.[38][39] .Installation packages for different operating systems may also contain Liberation fonts (starting with OpenOffice.org 2.4) or Gentium fonts (since OpenOffice.org 3.2).^ OpenOffice.org to find a different source.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Note that this is not part of the OpenOffice.org package.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ People who just start using OpenOffice.org without even knowing that it's not Microsoft Office also have a way easier time than those who fear change because they know it's different.
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice.org 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

[40][41][42] .Older versions of OpenOffice.org (up to versions 2.3.x) included Bitstream Vera fonts.^ What is the current version of OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Setting Up OpenOffice.org.
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

^ If OpenOffice.org is installed on all machines, you can also use the Bitstream Vera fonts that are installed with it.
  • Linux.com :: Sharing files between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.linux.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[39][43][44][45][46] .OpenOffice.org applications use the default fonts of the running operating system.^ Check the fonts that are used with your printer and operating system.
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice.org 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Don't use X fonts by default .
  • http://eis.services.openoffice.org/patchreport/iit_2006-07-01.html 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC eis.services.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]
  • http://tools.services.openoffice.org/patchreport/iit_2006-04-08.html 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC tools.services.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The MS Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP series is the most-used operating system in the world.
  • Open Options | Glossary 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.netc.org [Source type: General]

.For example, as of 2010, recent versions of GNU/Linux distributions (Mandriva Linux, Ubuntu and OpenSUSE) use the Liberation fonts or DejaVu fonts as default fonts for new documents (when a new document is created).^ Create a new empty document.
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice.org 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Don't use X fonts by default .
  • http://eis.services.openoffice.org/patchreport/iit_2006-07-01.html 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC eis.services.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Linux users may use the packages provided by their distribution (these are available at least for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE and Mandriva).

[47][48][49]

OpenOffice.org Basic

.OpenOffice.org Basic is a programming language similar to Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) but based on StarOffice Basic.^ OpenOffice.org base impossible a utiliser ?
  • OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice.org - Logiciels Libres - Framasoft 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.framasoft.net [Source type: Academic]

^ OpenOffice.org Basic with .
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ OpenOffice.org Companion also incorporates solutions to questions from hundreds of OpenOffice.org users, both beginners and pros, making this the most practical, task-based book available.
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

In addition to the macros, the Novell edition of OpenOffice.org has Microsoft VBA macros support from version 2.0,[50] a feature partly incorporated into the mainstream version with version 3.0.
.OpenOffice.org Basic is available in the Writer and Calc applications.^ OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta now available .

^ OpenOffice.org Basic with .
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Openoffice.org Applications .

.It is written in functions called subroutines or macros, with each macro performing a different task, such as counting the words in a paragraph.^ The only difficulties with paragraphs arise with features unsupported by Microsoft Word, such as custom hyphenation, page breaks, and last lines of justified paragraphs.
  • Linux.com :: Sharing files between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.linux.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But with the addition of a word count macro this feature is then available.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A sophisticated application for performing advanced spreadsheet functions, such as analyzing figures, creating lists, and viewing data.
  • FreshPorts -- editors/openoffice.org-2 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.freshports.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.OpenOffice.org Basic is especially useful in doing repetitive tasks that have not been integrated in the program.^ OpenOffice.org Basic with .
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ OpenOffice.org Companion also incorporates solutions to questions from hundreds of OpenOffice.org users, both beginners and pros, making this the most practical, task-based book available.
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

^ It includes espeak - a speech program that can run from a command line or called from an Openoffice.org Add-On like this one.

[51]
.As the OpenOffice.org database, called "Base", uses documents created under the Writer application for reports and forms, one could say that Base can also be programmed with OpenOffice.org Basic.^ Is there database support in OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Filed under: Productivity , OpenOffice.org .

^ You don't even have to know which application was used to create a document - OpenOffice.org 3 will use the correct one.
  • OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 Multilingual Portable LangPack1 - Free Online Movies Forum - Watch Movies Online Free 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC freeonlinemoviesforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Connectivity

OOo can interact with databases (local or remote) using:

File formats

.OpenOffice.org pioneered the ISO/IEC standard OpenDocument file formats (ODF), which it uses natively, by default.^ Note: You cannot add OpenOffice.org files natively.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How can I do a batch conversion of files to OpenOffice.org file formats?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Filed under: Productivity , OpenOffice.org .

.It also supports reading (and in some cases writing) many legacy and current proprietary file formats (e.g.: WordPerfect through libwpd, StarOffice, Lotus Software, MS Works through libwps, Rich Text Format, Hangul WP 97 format, etc [53][54]), most notably including Microsoft Office formats.^ This is currently a no, because even Microsoft Office can't open the files Works creates!
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Saves to MS Office formats with little lost in formatting, etc.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Not worth if it you work with MS Office files .
  • Linux.com :: Sharing files between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.linux.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[55] .Since version 3.0 the default format of OpenOffice.org is based on draft versions for OASIS ODF 1.2 (but this setting can be changed to ODF 1.0/1.1 in application settings).^ OpenOffice.org base impossible a utiliser ?
  • OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice.org - Logiciels Libres - Framasoft 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.framasoft.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Setting Up OpenOffice.org.
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

^ OpenOffice.org announces Version 2.2 .
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

Versions 2.0 - 2.3.0 of OpenOffice.org default to the ODF 1.0 file format; OpenOffice.org versions 2.3.1 - 2.4.3 default to ODF 1.1. The OpenDocument 1.0 specification was "approved for release as an ISO and IEC International Standard" under the name ISO/IEC 26300:2006.[56]

Development

Governance

.The OpenOffice.org project is governed by the Community Council, comprising members from the OpenOffice.org community, which created the charter establishing the Community Council.^ Funded by: OpenOffice.org community .
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^ Funded by: OpenOffice.org community.
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^ The OpenOffice.org Open Source Project's partnership with Sun Microsystems makes this a reality for millions of Linux®, Solaris®, and Windows® users.
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

.The Community Council suggests OpenOffice.org project goals, coordinate with Sun Microsystems on StarOffice, with producers of other derivative commercial products and with Open Source projects on long-term development planning issues, represents the project, gathers and allocates funds, adjudicates conflicts, offers a forum for community members, etc..^ Tags: mouse , open office , open source , OpenOffice , openoffice.org , OpenSource .

^ The OpenOffice.org Open Source Project's partnership with Sun Microsystems makes this a reality for millions of Linux®, Solaris®, and Windows® users.
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

^ OpenOffice.org is an Open Source, community-developed, multi-platform office productivity suite.
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[57][58][59]
.The Council have no power over intellectual-property ownership of OpenOffice.org, licenses under which OpenOffice.org is released, resources controlled by Sun Microsystems, sponsors or the contributing individuals.^ D Dennis OpenOffice.org 2.2 released .
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ Cheers, Wol OpenOffice.org 2.2 released .
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ OpenOffice.org is LGPL licensed, not GPL .
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

.The Council also may not sign contracts or enter into binding legal agreements.^ Now, in one ill-advised move Novell has entered me, without my consent, into a legal agreement with Microsoft and become Microsoft's tax collector for every copy of Suse Linux I buy.
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

The Council will not attempt to directly manage individual projects, except where strictly necessary in pursuing other Council's duties.[57]

Overview

.The OpenOffice.org API is based on a component technology known as Universal Network Objects (UNO).^ Is there a groupware component for OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org base impossible a utiliser ?
  • OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice.org - Logiciels Libres - Framasoft 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.framasoft.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Known PyUNO extensions for OpenOffice.org .
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

It consists of a wide range of interfaces defined in a CORBA-like interface description language.
.The document file format used is based on XML and several export and import filters.^ I import the MS-Office file (remove it from the network, if possible), format as required for OOo and export as a PDF. In the case of a manual, the general users cannot be permitted to change it, anyway.
  • Linux.com :: Sharing files between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.linux.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fortunately, Draw files export to most common graphic formats, including .png, .gif, and .jpeg.
  • Linux.com :: Sharing files between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.linux.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Likewise, you can save an OOo document in MS format by choosing File > Save As, or by choosing File > Send > Document as [microsoft format for that document type].
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice.org 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

.OpenOffice.org converts all external formats which it reads - back and forth from an internal XML representation.^ Companion, adapted and updated for OpenOffice.org, plus the official OpenOffice.org CD, which includes software for all platforms and great extras!
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Posted at 05:27 AM in Configuration and Setup: 2008 , Extensions , Google , Open source , Opendocument format , OpenOffice , OpenOffice books , OpenOffice training , OpenOffice.org , StarOffice .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Next, if formatting matters, check that the fonts in your file are available to both OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Word.
  • Linux.com :: Sharing files between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.linux.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.By using compression when saving XML to disk, files are generally smaller than the equivalent binary Microsoft Office documents.^ Can I use my Microsoft Office macros?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The manifest.xml and mimetype files are easily generated by using file_put_contents() .
  • Open output: Producing ODF spreadsheets from your Web services 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Review: Can't open office 2007 files inless you use Oxygenoffice but it can't save them.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

The native file format for storing documents in version 1.0 was used as the basis of the OASIS OpenDocument file format standard, which became the default file format in version 2.0.
.Development versions of the suite are releasedevery few weeks on the developer zone of the OpenOffice.org website.^ What is the current version of OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org 2 is an excellent office suite.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ OpenOffice.org announces Version 2.2 .
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

.The releases are meant for those who wish to test new features or are simply curious about forthcoming changes; they are not suitable for production use.^ People who just start using OpenOffice.org without even knowing that it's not Microsoft Office also have a way easier time than those who fear change because they know it's different.
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice.org 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Any improvements on these frontiers should and will be dealt with in a backwards compatible way, so any document using the new feature will also look good in the future .

^ I doubt it somehow, which suggests to me that they don't use advanced features.
  • Slashdot Technology Story | Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC tech.slashdot.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Native desktop integration

.OpenOffice.org 1.0 was criticized for not having the look and feel of applications developed natively for the platforms on which it runs.^ Several paths are critical to OpenOffice.org.
  • specs: Specifications for All Modules 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC specs.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Openoffice.org Applications .

^ OpenOffice.org supports the Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) OASIS Standard (ISO/IEC 26300) as well as legacy industry file formats and is available on major computing platforms in over 70 languages.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

.Starting with version 2.0, OpenOffice.org uses native widget toolkit, icons, and font-rendering libraries across a variety of platforms, to better match native applications and to provide a smoother experience for the user.^ Double click on the "Start OpenOffice.org" icon.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What is the current version of OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The terminology is also updated to better match the terms used by competing applications.
  • specs: Specifications for All Modules 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC specs.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

.Projects have started to further improve this integration on both GNOME[60] and KDE[61][62] desktop environments.^ If you have difficulties reading the screen, you might prefer to use a system-wide accessibility solution like Orca for the Gnome desktop or KTTS for the KDE desktop.

.This issue has been particularly pronounced on Mac OS X, whose standard user interface looks noticeably different from either Windows or X11-based desktop environments and requires the use of programming toolkits initially unfamiliar to most OpenOffice.org developers.^ OpenOffice.org sous MAC OS X Leopard => naze !
  • OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice.org - Logiciels Libres - Framasoft 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.framasoft.net [Source type: Academic]

^ OpenOffice.org to find a different source.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org base impossible a utiliser ?
  • OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice.org - Logiciels Libres - Framasoft 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.framasoft.net [Source type: Academic]

.Early versions of OpenOffice.org required the installation of X11.app or XDarwin.^ What is the current version of OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org announces Version 2.2 .
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ For, OpenOffice.org has strong interoperability because versions exist for Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, Linux , and Sun Solaris.
  • Open Options | Glossary 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.netc.org [Source type: General]

.Version 3.0 runs natively using Apple's Aqua GUI.^ Versioning: Python currently assumes, that native modules are built and run with identical python versions (otherwise warnings are issued).
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

Other projects

.A number of products derive from OpenOffice.org.^ It hasn't been a fork for the past 2 years, and it isn't now because: Press Release: The translators will be made available as plug-ins to Novells OpenOffice.org product.
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

^ In earlier versions of OpenOffice.org, numbered and bulleted lists were a problem in conversion, mainly because Writer and Word used different default fonts for bullet lists.
  • Linux.com :: Sharing files between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.linux.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Posted at 12:09 PM in Numbering: Lists , Open source , OpenOffice , OpenOffice books , OpenOffice training , OpenOffice.org , StarOffice , Writer .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

[63] The more well-known ones include Sun StarOffice, NeoOffice and IBM's Symphony. .The OpenOffice.org site also lists a large variety of complementary products, including groupware systems.^ Filed under: Productivity , OpenOffice.org .

^ Is there a groupware component for OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At the official OpenOffice.org FAQ list.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[64]
.
  • NeoOffice, an independent port, offered a native OS X’s Aqua user interface even before such integration was available in OpenOffice.org.^ This project integrates the Mac OS X Spellcheck services into the existing OpenOffice.org user interface.
    • specs: Specifications for All Modules 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC specs.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

    ^ What does OpenOffice.org have to offer?
    • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ OpenOffice.org sous MAC OS X Leopard => naze !
    • OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice.org - Logiciels Libres - Framasoft 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.framasoft.net [Source type: Academic]

    .Its releases lag behind the official releases, due to its small development team and the concurrent development of the technology used to port the user interface.^ OpenOffice.org's leading edge software technology (UNO) is also available for developers, systems integrators, etc to use in OpenOffice.org extensions or in their own applications.
    • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Most operating systems use GUI's because most users are uncomfortable with a less user friendly interface like a command line.
    • Open Options | Glossary 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.netc.org [Source type: General]

    [65]
  • .
  • OpenGroupware.org is a set of extension programs to allow the sharing of OpenOffice.org documents, calendars, address books, e-mails, instant messaging and blackboards, and to provide access to other groupware applications.
  • A set of Perl extensions (available through the CPAN) allows external programs to process OpenOffice.org documents.^ Is there a groupware component for OpenOffice.org?
    • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Inside the OpenOffice.org (OOo) process .
    • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Known PyUNO extensions for OpenOffice.org .
    • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

    [66] .These libraries do not use the OpenOffice.org API. They directly read or write the OpenOffice.org files using Perl standard file compression/decompression, XML access and UTF-8 encoding modules.
  • PortableApps.com distributes a version of OpenOffice.org designed to run the suite from a USB flash drive.^ They include animations and embedded OpenOffice.org files.
    • Linux.com :: Sharing files between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.linux.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ What is the current version of OpenOffice.org?
    • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ OpenOffice.org 2 is an excellent office suite.
    • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    [67]
  • .
  • OxygenOffice Professional extends OpenOffice.org, adding the ability to run Visual Basic for Application (VBA) macros in Calc (for testing), improved Calc HTML export, enhanced Access support for Base, enhanced color-palette, enhanced help and documentation, additional clip art, several templates and sample documents and over 90 fonts.^ Is there database support in OpenOffice.org?
    • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Add MAKE_JOBS support for OpenOffice.org.
    • FreshPorts -- editors/openoffice.org-2 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.freshports.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Document import/export is also working on improving support in this area ( #i79878# ).

    [68]

Extensions

.Since version 2.0.4, OpenOffice.org has supported extensions in a similar manner to Mozilla Firefox.^ Is there database support in OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Known PyUNO extensions for OpenOffice.org .
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ What is the current version of OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[69] .Extensions make it easy to add new functionality to an existing OpenOffice.org installation.^ Summary of new features in OpenOffice.org 2.3 .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Known PyUNO extensions for OpenOffice.org .
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Link to extensions.services.openoffice.org .
  • specs: Specifications for All Modules 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC specs.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

.As of September 2009 the OpenOffice.org Extension Repository lists more than 390 extensions.^ OpenOffice.org , le 6 novembre 2009 .
  • OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice.org - Logiciels Libres - Framasoft 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.framasoft.net [Source type: Academic]

^ OpenOffice.org , le 3 septembre 2009 .
  • OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice.org - Logiciels Libres - Framasoft 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.framasoft.net [Source type: Academic]

^ For that OO.org is more than capable.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

.Developers can easily build new extensions for OpenOffice.org, for example by using the OpenOffice.org API Plugin for NetBeans.^ Summary of new features in OpenOffice.org 2.3 .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Known PyUNO extensions for OpenOffice.org .
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Now Michael Meeks has announced ooo-build (previously just for build fixes) is now a formal fork of OpenOffice to be located at http://go-oo.org/ .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

Security

.The OpenOffice.org project includes a security team,[70] and as of June 2008 the security organization Secunia reports no known unpatched security flaws for the software.^ Known PyUNO extensions for OpenOffice.org .
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ OpenOffice.org , le 5 septembre 2008 .
  • OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice.org - Logiciels Libres - Framasoft 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.framasoft.net [Source type: Academic]

^ OpenOffice.org software is provided under the GNU Lesser General Public Licence (LGPL) and may be used free of charge for any purpose, private or commercial.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

[71] Kaspersky Lab has shown a proof of concept virus for OpenOffice.org.[72] This shows OOo viruses are possible, but there is no known virus "in the wild".
In a private meeting of the French Ministry of Defense, macro-related security issues were raised.[73] .OpenOffice.org developers have responded and noted that the supposed vulnerability had not been announced through "well defined procedures" for disclosure and that the Ministry had revealed nothing specific.^ Note that this is not part of the OpenOffice.org package.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A specification that defines the integration of a media files into OpenOffice.org .
  • specs: Specifications for All Modules 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC specs.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ OpenOffice.org announces Version 2.2 .
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

However, the developers have had discussions with the researcher concerning the supposed vulnerability.[74]

Ownership

.The project and software are informally referred to as OpenOffice, but project organizers report that this term is a trademark held by another party, requiring them to adopt OpenOffice.org as its formal name.^ Mb OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.
  • OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 Multilingual Portable LangPack1 - Free Online Movies Forum - Watch Movies Online Free 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC freeonlinemoviesforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now Michael Meeks has announced ooo-build (previously just for build fixes) is now a formal fork of OpenOffice to be located at http://go-oo.org/ .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ OpenOffice.org software is provided under the GNU Lesser General Public Licence (LGPL) and may be used free of charge for any purpose, private or commercial.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

[10] .Due to a similar trademark issue, the Brazilian Portuguese version of the suite is distributed under the name BrOffice.org.^ The OpenOffice.org Community announce the release of OpenOffice.org 2.2, the latest version of the leading open-source office suite.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

[75]
.Staff members of StarOffice manage the development of OpenOffice.org.^ OpenOffice.org is an Open Source, community-developed, multi-platform office productivity suite.
  • FreshPorts -- editors/openoffice.org-2 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.freshports.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Posted at 05:30 AM in Calc , Open source , Opendocument format , OpenOffice , OpenOffice books , OpenOffice training , OpenOffice.org , Spreadsheets , StarOffice .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice.org 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ They are developing a translator that will translate documents between ODF and Open XML. The translator will be available as a plug-in for openOffice.org.
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

.February 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Some delay and difficulty in implementing external contributions to the core codebase (even those from the project's corporate sponsors) has been noted.^ Enter and Space for formatting, sometimes Tab; getting lost with punctuations, never even heard of styles - that's the usual state of Word proficiency (and those people put familiarity with it into their CV...
  • Slashdot Technology Story | Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC tech.slashdot.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[76] .Another potential turnoff is that third-party developers are required to sign an agreement (Sun Microsystems, Inc.^ Copyright © 2003 Colin Charles byte@aeon.com.my & Sun Microsystems ® under the Joint Copyright Agreement .
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Third-party program Typically, a program developed for another company's operating system .
  • Open Options | Glossary 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.netc.org [Source type: General]

^ CollabNet is a trademark of CollabNet, Inc., Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, Solaris, StarOffice are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

.Contributor Agreement
) that effectively transfers copyright of their code to Sun Microsystems Inc.^ Copyright © 2003 Colin Charles byte@aeon.com.my & Sun Microsystems ® under the Joint Copyright Agreement .
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CollabNet is a trademark of CollabNet, Inc., Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, Solaris, StarOffice are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]
  • specs: Specifications for All Modules 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC specs.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Read license Source code: Browse source code Further product information: Product details Provider: Sun Microsystems, Inc.

[77][78][79]
As of 2010 several derived and/or proprietary works exist based on OOo, including:
.
  • Sun Microsystems' StarOffice, with various complementary add-ons.
  • IBM's Lotus Symphony, with a new interface based on Eclipse (based on OO.o 1.x).
  • OpenOffice.org Novell edition, integrated with Evolution and with an OOXML filter.
  • Beijing Redflag Chinese 2000's RedOffice, fully localized in Chinese characters and with support for English.
  • Planamesa's NeoOffice for Mac OS X with Aqua support via Java.
  • Go-oo, a branch of OpenOffice.org.^ Is there database support in OpenOffice.org?
    • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org .
    • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Novell "Forking" OpenOffice.org = xml support.
    • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

    [80][81]
.On May 23, 2007, the OpenOffice.org community and Redflag Chinese 2000 Software Co, Ltd.^ OpenOffice.org , le 8 août 2007 .
  • OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice.org - Logiciels Libres - Framasoft 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.framasoft.net [Source type: Academic]

^ OpenOffice.org - DicOo , le 30 mai 2007 .
  • OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice.org - Logiciels Libres - Framasoft 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.framasoft.net [Source type: Academic]

^ OpenOffice.org software is provided under the GNU Lesser General Public Licence (LGPL) and may be used free of charge for any purpose, private or commercial.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

announced a joint development effort focused on integrating the new features that have been added in the .RedOffice localization of OpenOffice.org, as well as quality assurance and work on the core applications.^ OpenOffice.org already has over a hundred localizations.

^ Openoffice.org Applications .

^ OpenOffice.org supports the Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) OASIS Standard (ISO/IEC 26300) as well as legacy industry file formats and is available on major computing platforms in over 70 languages.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

.Additionally, Redflag Chinese 2000 made public its commitment to the global OO.o community stating it would "strengthen its support of the development of the world's leading free and open source productivity suite", adding around 50 engineers (who have been working on RedOffice since 2006) to the project.^ Open Source at work.
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

^ About OpenOffice.org The OpenOffice.org Community is an international team of volunteer and sponsored contributors who develop, support, and promote the leading open-source office productivity suite, OpenOffice.org®.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ Linux The leading project to create an open source operating system .
  • Open Options | Glossary 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.netc.org [Source type: General]

[82]
.In September 10, 2007, the OO.o community announced that IBM had joined to support the development of OpenOffice.org.^ Is there database support in OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org , le 10 septembre 2007 .
  • OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice.org - Logiciels Libres - Framasoft 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.framasoft.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Posted at 10:33 AM in OpenOffice.org .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice.org 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

[83] ."IBM will be making initial code contributions that it has been developing as part of its Lotus Notes product, including accessibility enhancements, and will be making ongoing contributions to the feature richness and code quality of OpenOffice.org.^ Summary of new features in OpenOffice.org 2.3 .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ New OpenOffice.org Features .

^ Note that this is not part of the OpenOffice.org package.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Besides working with the community on the free productivity suite's software, IBM will also leverage OpenOffice.org technology in its products" as seen with Lotus Symphony.^ Filed under: Productivity , OpenOffice.org .

^ Unlike OpenOffice.org, Lotus Symphony is not open source software.

^ OpenOffice.org 2 is an excellent office suite.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.Sean Poulley, the vice president of business and strategy in IBM's Lotus Software division, said that IBM plans to take a leadership role in the OpenOffice.org community together with other companies such as Sun Microsystems.^ Such a distribution is StarOffice, from Sun Microsystems.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org software is provided under the GNU Lesser General Public Licence (LGPL) and may be used free of charge for any purpose, private or commercial.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ Now IBM, amongst others are attempting to seek redemption by promoting Free of Charge Ubuntu, Symphony, and Sun Microsystems's Open Office, etc.

IBM will work within the leadership structure that exists.[84]

Go-oo

.On October 2, 2007, Michael Meeks announced[85] (and generated an answer by Sun's Simon Phipps[86] and Mathias Bauer[87]) a derived OpenOffice.org work, under the wing of his employer Novell, with the purpose of including new features and fixes that do not get easily integrated in the OOo-build up-stream core.^ Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org .
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Filed under: Productivity , OpenOffice.org .

^ Summary of new features in OpenOffice.org 2.3 .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

.The work is called Go-OO a name under which a set of patches for OO.o software has been available for five years.^ They are available in the Build Service OpenOffice:org:UNSTABLE project and include many upstream and Go-oo fixes.

^ (Or save this sheet, then choose File > Save As and save the sheet under a different name, and type the second set of addresses over the old addresses.
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice.org 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ As usual, the patch is updated in the go-oo git repo and attached to the upstream issue.

The new features, shared with Novell's edition of OOo, include:
  • VBA macros support
  • faster start-up time
  • improved GTK theme handling (especially dark-coloured)
  • "A linear optimization solver to optimize a cell value based on arbitrary constraints built into Calc".[88]
  • multimedia content support in documents, using the gstreamer multimedia framework
  • support for Microsoft Works formats, WordPerfect graphics (WPG format) and T602 files imports
  • export for Office Open XML files such as docx, xlsx, pptx by using Novell OpenXML Converter[50]
.Details about the patch handling (including metrics) appear on the OpenOffice.org site.^ Do you blog about OpenOffice.org?

^ Here are some screenshots of OpenOffice.org with the patch showing what collapsed paragraphs are: .

^ Someone doing this will mainly spend time in the python module of the OpenOffice.org buildtree, where the python tarball gets extracted, patched and built.
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

[89]

Reviews

In September 2005 Federal Computer Week listed OpenOffice.org as one of the "5 stars of open-source products."[90] In contrast, OpenOffice.org was used in 2005 by The Guardian newspaper to illustrate what it sees as the limitations of open-source software, although the article does finish by stating that the software may be better than MS Word for books.[91] .OpenOffice.org was featured by eWeek several times,[92][93][94][95] version 2.0 was reviewed by Linux Magazine[96] and previewed by other media.^ OpenOffice.org 3.0 feature preview .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice.org 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ New OpenOffice.org Features .

^ What is the current version of OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[97][98][99] A PC Pro review awarded OOo Version 2.0 6 stars out of 6 and stated: "Our pick of the low-cost office suites has had a much-needed overhaul, and now battles Microsoft in terms of features, not just price." The reviewer also concluded:[100]
.
For personal use, there are even fewer reasons to choose Microsoft.^ Note the person from MT with only 1 year of service, but there's no one from OR with fewer than 5 years of service.
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Even though the OpenOffice.org macros are written in a form of StarBASIC, it isn't the same as what Microsoft uses.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are many reasons to acknowledge a threat, and I'm not sure getting up close and personal is the tree that they are barking up here.
  • Slashdot | Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC slashdot.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Slashdot Technology Story | Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC tech.slashdot.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.OpenOffice certainly doesn't lack features compared to the market leader, and most of its ease-of-use issues stem from people's familiarity with Microsoft Office rather than an inherent problem with the program itself.^ It is just not comparible with Microsoft Office in anyway.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Can I use my Microsoft Office macros?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft Office supports this feature, but OpenOffice.org currently does not.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As such, you should certainly try OpenOffice's offering before donating another £100 or more to Microsoft's coffers.^ Glyn Moody writes "Most people regard OpenOffice.org as a distant runner-up to Microsoft Office, and certainly not a serious rival.
  • Slashdot | Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC slashdot.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Slashdot Technology Story | Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC tech.slashdot.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Here is an OpenOffice failure story for you :-( At my recommendation we tried transitioning to OO.o at work.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ If you really think this is such a big mistake, you should cry foul over open office supporting save in Microsoft doc format also.
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

After all, it's free.
.In early October 2005, ComputerWorld of IDG reported that for large government departments, migration to OpenOffice.org 2.0 cost one tenth of the price of upgrading to Microsoft Office 12.^ My article on transitioning to OpenOffice.org from Microsoft Office .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice.org 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ One-Minute Guide to OpenOffice.org.
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

^ OpenOffice.org 2 is an excellent office suite.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[101] The Computerworld story quoted Con Zymaris of Cybersource,[102] who in turn referred to the Massachusetts' Secretary of Administration and Finance Eric Kriss, who presented the estimate of costs in a meeting hosted by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council on September 16, 2005.[103]
The above information dates from January 2006 or earlier. .Links to reviews of the October 2008 version 3 and earlier releases appear on the Oo.o website.^ Earlier versions of Star Office and OpenOffice failed to impress me much, but with the 2.0 release, I've become an OOo advocate.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Review: This is a great program and I have used it and earlier versions for a long time.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

Market share

.Problems arise in estimating the market share of OpenOffice.org because OpenOffice.org can be freely distributed via download sites (including mirrors), peer-to-peer networks, CDs, Linux distributions and so forth.^ OpenOffice.org is free.
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

^ OOoMacros - Macros for OpenOffice.org, which has totally free macros for download.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Both Red Hat and Mandrake distribute OpenOffice.org on their CD's.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Nevertheless, the OpenOffice.org tries to capture key adoption data in a market-share analysis.^ "We'd be delighted to see that," John McCreesh, the marketing project lead of the open-source OpenOffice.org group, said Friday.
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Maybe they could stop trying to buy market share in areas that have little to do with their core business (and are usually losers).
  • Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So - Community - ComputerworldUK 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.computerworlduk.com [Source type: General]

^ Learn the key features of each application, plus procedures on customizing OpenOffice.org to make using it simple and productive .
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

[104]
A weekly updated report from exo.performance.network shows a market share among Windows users of between 13% and 14% as October 2009.
.A market-share analysis conducted by a web analytics service in 2010, based on over 200.000 Internet users, showed a wide range of adoption in different countries[105]: between 0.2% in China, 9% in the US and the UK and over 20% in Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany.^ See also: ISP (3) Internet Cache Provider; a company or organization that stores frequently-accessed Internet content for faster service to its users; such stored content is called a cache .
  • Open Options | Glossary 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.netc.org [Source type: General]

^ A Web server stores Web pages and sends them over the Internet as users surf that Web site.
  • Open Options | Glossary 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.netc.org [Source type: General]

^ Internet The global network of computers, including the World Wide Web.
  • Open Options | Glossary 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.netc.org [Source type: General]

.Although Microsoft Office retained 95% of the general market as measured by revenue as of August 2007,[106] OpenOffice.org and StarOffice had secured 15-20% of the business market as of 2004.[107][108] The OpenOffice.org web site reported more than 98 million downloads as of September 2007.[109] OpenOffice.org 3.x reached one hundred million downloads, just over a year since its release.^ Cheers, Wol OpenOffice.org 2.2 released .
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ Dennis OpenOffice.org 2.2 released .
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ My article on transitioning to OpenOffice.org from Microsoft Office .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice.org 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

[110]
.Large-scale users of OpenOffice.org include Singapore’s Ministry of Defence,[111] and Bristol City Council in the UK. In France, OpenOffice.org has attracted the attention of both local and national government administrations who wish to rationalize their software procurement[citation needed], as well as have stable, standard file formats for archival purposes[citation needed].^ How can I do a batch conversion of files to OpenOffice.org file formats?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org already has over a hundred localizations.

^ Mb OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.
  • OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 Multilingual Portable LangPack1 - Free Online Movies Forum - Watch Movies Online Free 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC freeonlinemoviesforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As of 2006 OOo is the official office suite for the French Gendarmerie.^ The best MS OFFICE compatible suite there is by jbatt - February 23, 2006 .
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ I moved to OOo and am very pleased with it as an Office Suite.
  • Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So - Community - ComputerworldUK 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.computerworlduk.com [Source type: General]

^ A real great office suite by stevent1992 - July 27, 2006 .
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[112] .Several government organizations in India, such as IIT Bombay (a renowned technical institute), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, the Supreme Court of India, the Allahabad High Court,[113] which use Linux, completely rely on OpenOffice.org for their administration.^ Such as, the Draw module of OpenOffice.org makes it possible to make technical drawing.

^ Several paths are critical to OpenOffice.org.
  • specs: Specifications for All Modules 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC specs.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ It turns out that using an external project library which relies on templates such as STL are not as easy to integrate as one would wish.

.In 2008 Grafton Fraser Inc, a Canadian Men's Wear company, dropped Microsoft Office for its store computers and now run OpenOffice.org exclusively.^ My article on transitioning to OpenOffice.org from Microsoft Office .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ OpenOffice.org , le 5 septembre 2008 .
  • OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice.org - Logiciels Libres - Framasoft 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.framasoft.net [Source type: Academic]

^ OpenOffice.org 2 is an excellent office suite.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

On October 4, 2005, Sun and Google announced a strategic partnership. .As part of this agreement, Sun will add a Google search bar to OpenOffice.org, Sun and Google will engage in joint marketing activities as well as joint research and development, and Google will help distribute OpenOffice.org.^ How can I help with OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org has plenty of forums for help.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org help index .

[114] StarOffice was formerly distributed with the Google Pack.
.Besides StarOffice, a number of other commercial products derive from OpenOffice.org.^ OpenOffice.org software is provided under the GNU Lesser General Public Licence (LGPL) and may be used free of charge for any purpose, private or commercial.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ Posted at 05:23 AM in Calc , OpenOffice , OpenOffice books , OpenOffice training , OpenOffice.org , Spreadsheets , StarOffice .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted at 05:27 AM in Configuration and Setup: 2008 , Extensions , Google , Open source , Opendocument format , OpenOffice , OpenOffice books , OpenOffice training , OpenOffice.org , StarOffice .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

.Most of them are developed under SISSL license (which is valid up to OpenOffice.org 2.0 Beta 2).^ Setting Up OpenOffice.org.
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

^ OpenOffice.org is LGPL licensed, not GPL .
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

^ OpenOffice.org Companion also incorporates solutions to questions from hundreds of OpenOffice.org users, both beginners and pros, making this the most practical, task-based book available.
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

.In general they are targeted at local or niche markets, with proprietary add-ons such as speech recognition module, automatic database connection, or better CJK support.^ It includes espeak - a speech program that can run from a command line or called from an Openoffice.org Add-On like this one.

^ But i for one have had more "wow, this such a better and more intuitive way of doing things" then "where have they put that" moments using OO. Reply to This .
  • Slashdot | Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC slashdot.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Slashdot Technology Story | Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC tech.slashdot.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The communtiy support can be a lot better than normal support sometimes, and you get the views of more than one person.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[115]
.In July 2007 Everex, a division of First International Computer and the 9th-largest PC supplier in the U.S., began shipping systems preloaded with OpenOffice.org 2.2 into Wal-Mart and Sam's Club outlets in North America.^ OpenOffice.org , le 8 août 2007 .
  • OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice.org - Logiciels Libres - Framasoft 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.framasoft.net [Source type: Academic]

^ OpenOffice.org , le 2 décembre 2007 par Christian .
  • OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice.org - Logiciels Libres - Framasoft 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.framasoft.net [Source type: Academic]

^ For KDE, OpenOffice.org Quickstarter sits in the system tray; for GNOME, there is a package called ooqstart-gnome .
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In September 2007 IBM announced that it would supply and support OpenOffice.org branded as Lotus Symphony, and integrated into Lotus Notes.^ Note that this is not part of the OpenOffice.org package.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org announces Version 2.2 .
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ Is there database support in OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[83] .IBM also announced 35 developers would be assigned to work on OpenOffice.org, and that it would join the OpenOffice.org foundation.^ Privacy Policy   IBM joins OpenOffice.org to widen its reach .
  • IBM joins OpenOffice.org to widen its reach 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]

^ OpenOffice.org announces Version 2.2 .
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ Now Michael Meeks has announced ooo-build (previously just for build fixes) is now a formal fork of OpenOffice to be located at http://go-oo.org/ .
  • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

Commentators noted parallels between IBM's 2000 support of Linux and this announcement.[116]

Use of Java

.In the past OpenOffice.org was criticized for an increasing dependency on the Java Runtime Environment which was not free software.^ Peter Cohen reports: The OpenOffice.org Community has announced the public beta release of OpenOffice.org 3.0, a new version of the free office productivity software suite for various platforms including Mac OS X ...
  • OpenOffice 3.0 beta arrives - Computerworld Blogs 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC blogs.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

^ OpenOffice.org software is provided under the GNU Lesser General Public Licence (LGPL) and may be used free of charge for any purpose, private or commercial.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ OpenOffice.org is the project behind the multi-platform, free office package called OpenOffice.org 1.1 consisting of applications such as a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software, that has a similar codebase to Sun Microsystem's StarOffice.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Because Sun Microsystems was both the creator of Java and the chief supporter of OpenOffice.org, the software maker drew accusations of ulterior motives.^ Is there database support in OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org 3.0 or later is supported on both platforms, OpenOffice.org 2.4 on Windows only.

^ OpenOffice.org Companion also incorporates solutions to questions from hundreds of OpenOffice.org users, both beginners and pros, making this the most practical, task-based book available.
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

.Version 1 depended on the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) being present on the user’s computer for some auxiliary functions, but version 2 increased the suite’s use of Java requiring a JRE. In response, Red Hat increased their efforts to improve free Java implementations.^ It is interoperable with other popular suites and may be used free of charge for any purpose, private or commercial, under its GNU Lesser General Public License.
  • IBM joins OpenOffice.org to widen its reach 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]

^ The protocol dependent part is interpreted as a python module name, which is imported using the common python import mechanism (which uses the PYTHONPATH environment variable).
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ To have a full-featured OpenOffice.org, the Java Runtime Environment should be installed before the OpenOffice.org package is installed; however, if it is installed afterwards, running jvmsetup will do the trick.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Red Hat’s Fedora Core 4 (released on June 13, 2005) included a beta version of OpenOffice.org version 2, running on GCJ and GNU Classpath.^ Cheers, Wol OpenOffice.org 2.2 released .
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ Dennis OpenOffice.org 2.2 released .
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ What is the current version of OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The issue of OpenOffice.org’s use of Java came to the fore in May 2005, when Richard Stallman appeared to call for a fork of the application in a posting on the Free Software Foundation website.^ Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org .
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

^ OpenOffice.org is free.
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Yes, you may use OpenOffice.org binaries for commercial use.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[117] .This led to discussions within the OpenOffice.org community and between Sun staff and developers involved in GNU Classpath, a free replacement for Sun’s Java implementation.^ OpenOffice.org software is provided under the GNU Lesser General Public Licence (LGPL) and may be used free of charge for any purpose, private or commercial.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ OpenOffice.org is the project behind the multi-platform, free office package called OpenOffice.org 1.1 consisting of applications such as a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software, that has a similar codebase to Sun Microsystem's StarOffice.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OpenOffice.org is available free of charge at http://www.openoffice.org.
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

.Later that year, the OpenOffice.org developers also placed into their development guidelines various requirements to ensure that future versions of OpenOffice.org could run on free implementations of Java and fixed the issues which previously prevented OpenOffice.org 2.0 from using free-software Java implementations.^ OpenOffice.org is free.
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

^ What is the current version of OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How do the OpenOffice.org developers decide which bugs to fix?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[118]
.On November 13, 2006, Sun committed to release Java under the GNU General Public License in the near future.^ Released under the Public Documentation License .
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What license is OpenOffice.org released under?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is interoperable with other popular suites and may be used free of charge for any purpose, private or commercial, under its GNU Lesser General Public License.
  • IBM joins OpenOffice.org to widen its reach 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]

[119] .This process would end OpenOffice.org's dependence on non-free software.^ OpenOffice.org is free.
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Inside the OpenOffice.org (OOo) process .
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Peter Cohen reports: The OpenOffice.org Community has announced the public beta release of OpenOffice.org 3.0, a new version of the free office productivity software suite for various platforms including Mac OS X ...
  • OpenOffice 3.0 beta arrives - Computerworld Blogs 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC blogs.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

.Between November 2006 and May 2007, Sun Microsystems made available most of their Java technologies under the GNU General Public License, in compliance with the specifications of the Java Community Process, thus making almost all of Sun's Java also free software.^ This document is available under PDL (Public Documentation License).
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Released under the Public Documentation License .
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is interoperable with other popular suites and may be used free of charge for any purpose, private or commercial, under its GNU Lesser General Public License.
  • IBM joins OpenOffice.org to widen its reach 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]

The following areas of OpenOffice.org 2.0 depend[120] on JRE installation:
.A common point of confusion focuses on the need for the Java API JavaMail in mail merge to generate emails in StarOffice; however, as of version 2.0.1, OpenOffice.org uses a Python-component instead.^ Needs OpenOffice.org 3.1.0 or more recent.

^ OpenOffice.org announces Version 2.2 .
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

^ Last updated $Date: 2008/10/16 22:02:35 $ Please use the dev@udk.openoffice.org mailing list for further questions.
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

[121]

Retail

.The free software license (under which Sun distributes OpenOffice.org) allows unlimited use of the software for both home and business use, including unlimited redistribution of the software.^ OpenOffice.org is free.
  • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

^ So, I fear I shall continue to use OpenOffice.org at home.
  • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Redistributing OpenOffice.org is also allowed under the licensing scheme.
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[122] .Several businesses sell the OpenOffice.org suite on auction websites such as eBay, offering value-added services such as 24/7 technical support, download mirrors, and CD mailing.^ Several paths are critical to OpenOffice.org.
  • specs: Specifications for All Modules 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC specs.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Link to extensions.services.openoffice.org .
  • specs: Specifications for All Modules 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC specs.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Is there database support in OpenOffice.org?
  • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.One retail site, Open Office Anywhere, also offers the ability to run the suite using just a web browser.^ Those using some of the special features of MS Office may run into problems.
  • OpenOffice 2 - Office suites - CNET Archive 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Free Office Suite 3 Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office Here are a few fantastic free alternatives to Office that you can start using without getting hit by a nasty learning curve.

^ Online Office Suite 6 Excellent Freeware Programs for the Home Office An article which outlines six freeware programs perfect for home office use.

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Further reading

  • OOo AuthorsTeam. .Getting Started with Open Office.org 3.0.^ The OpenOffice.org Community announce the release of OpenOffice.org 2.2, the latest version of the leading open-source office suite.
    • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Microsoft Office Compatibility OpenOffice.org is particularly strong in its ability to open Microsoft Office file formatsand save the documents back as Microsoft Office files.
    • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ OpenOffice.org has a nearly full-featured Gallery (it's getting there since the 1.1Beta2 release), and Impress has started including two templates in that release as well.
    • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    p. 436. ISBN 978-1-921320-05-7.
     
  • Tamar E. Granor, Scott Carr, Sam Hiser. .OOoSwitch: 501 Things You Want to Know About Switching To OpenOffice.org from Microsoft Office.^ It's just about the same thing as going (on a much reduced scale for MS Office to OO.org conversion) to some Windows-only programming shop, ripping out all their Windows servers and Visual basic and replacing it all with Eclipse or Vim or whatever you prefer and walking away.
    • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Making a Specific Template Come Up When You Create Any New Document, in OpenOffice.org Writer, Calc, Impress, or Draw (repost) .
    • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Use Open office and simply save it in the format you want.
    • Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So - Community - ComputerworldUK 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.computerworlduk.com [Source type: General]

    p. 311. ISBN 1930919360.
     
  • Andrew Pitonyak. .OpenOffice.org Macros Explained.^ Importer des macros vba dans OpenOffice.org , le 10 septembre 2009 .
    • OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice.org - Logiciels Libres - Framasoft 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.framasoft.net [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Even though the OpenOffice.org macros are written in a form of StarBASIC, it isn't the same as what Microsoft uses.
    • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I could never, for example, explain to people how to migrate their VisualBasic macros to OpenOffice.
    • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released [LWN.net] 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC lwn.net [Source type: General]

    p. 334. ISBN 1930919514.
     
  • Gabriel Gurley. .A Conceptual Guide to OpenOffice.org 3.^ OpenOffice.org Clue Sheets - Guides that are 2 pages long for each application, and come as real handy help.
    • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ OpenOffice.org Companion is the practical, direct, expert guide you've been searching for, with all the software you need.
    • InformIT: OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ The OpenOffice.org Setup Guide is an indespensible resource.
    • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ISBN 9780977899166.
     
  • Jacek Artymiak. .OpenOffice.org Calc Functions & Formulas Tips, 1st ed..^ OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas .
    • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training .
    • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted at 05:23 AM in Calc , OpenOffice , OpenOffice books , OpenOffice training , OpenOffice.org , Spreadsheets , StarOffice .
    • OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: OpenOffice training 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC openoffice.blogs.com [Source type: General]

    pp. 145. .ISBN 9788360869239. 
  • OpenOffice.org Migration Plan For The Public Sector (ODF).^ But equally important is IBM's future commitment to package and distribute new works that leverage OpenOffice.org technology supporting the ISO ODF standard.
    • IBM joins OpenOffice.org to widen its reach 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]

    ^ They are developing a translator that will translate documents between ODF and Open XML. The translator will be available as a plug-in for openOffice.org.
    • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And they don't need to leave Microsoft products to use ODF. So, while Novell may call this "Novell OpenOffice.org" I feel free to call it "Sellout Linux OpenOffice.org".
    • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

    .Cyberjaya Selangor, Malaysia: Malaysian Public Sector Open Source Competency Centre (OSCC).^ Just because they're making it clear that they plan on competing with open source, does not necessarily mean that they plan on infiltrating and destroying open source, or open source projects.
    • Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So - Community - ComputerworldUK 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.computerworlduk.com [Source type: General]

    p. 6. .http://knowledge.oscc.org.my/solution-areas/desktop/OpenOffice.org/migration-pack/openoffice.org-migration-plan-general/view. 
  • OpenOffice.org Implementation in Public Sector (ODF).^ OpenOffice.org is available free of charge at http://www.openoffice.org.
    • Groklaw - Novell Forking OpenOffice.org 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.groklaw.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ OpenOffice.org is released by Sun thanks to the StarOffice source code being available under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) as well as the Sun Industry Standards Source License (SISSL).
    • The OpenOffice.org Unofficial FAQ 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.bytebot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But equally important is IBM's future commitment to package and distribute new works that leverage OpenOffice.org technology supporting the ISO ODF standard.
    • IBM joins OpenOffice.org to widen its reach 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]

    .Cyberjaya Selangor, Malaysia: Malaysian Public Sector Open Source Competency Centre (OSCC).^ Just because they're making it clear that they plan on competing with open source, does not necessarily mean that they plan on infiltrating and destroying open source, or open source projects.
    • Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So - Community - ComputerworldUK 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.computerworlduk.com [Source type: General]

    p. 3. http://knowledge.oscc.org.my/solution-areas/desktop/OpenOffice.org/migration-pack/openoffice.org-position-paper/view. 

External links

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Study guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiversity

OpenOffice.org is a free and open source software package which includes similar applications to Microsoft Office:
  • Writer (for word processing)
  • Draw (for drawing)
  • Impress (for presentations)
  • Calc (spreadsheet)
  • Base (relational database)
  • Math (formulae).

See also

Wikipedia-logo.png .Run a search on OpenOffice.org at Wikipedia.^ Wikipedia has related information at OpenOffice.org .
  • OpenOffice.org - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC en.wikibooks.org [Source type: Reference]
  • OpenOffice.org - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC en.wikibooks.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Running OpenOffice.org .
  • OpenOffice.org--as good as Microsoft Office? - Tech Update - ZDNet 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC techupdate.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Current revision (unreviewed) Jump to: navigation , search OpenOffice.org User's Manual: OpenOffice.org OpenOffice.org is a free, open source alternative to Microsoft Office or WordPerfect.
  • OpenOffice.org - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC en.wikibooks.org [Source type: Reference]
  • OpenOffice.org - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC en.wikibooks.org [Source type: Reference]

External links

OpenOffice.org

Other

  • Teachers' Pet: A free add-on for Microsoft Word and OpenOffice Writer that appears as a toolbar and contains 'macros' that can transform text into classroom exercises.

Wikibooks

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection

OpenOffice.org User's Manual:
OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice.org 3 icon.png
.OpenOffice.org is a free, open source alternative to Microsoft Office or WordPerfect.^ OpenOffice.org is an Open Source alternative to Microsoft Office.
  • OpenOffice.org 3.1.0 RC1 (Build OOO310_m9) / 3.0.1 Final Free Download – SoftSailor 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.softsailor.com [Source type: General]

^ Open Office 2007 - OpenOffice 2007 .

^ Tags: mouse , open office , open source , OpenOffice , openoffice.org , OpenSource .

.It provides almost all of the functionality, with none of the cost.^ It provides almost all of the functionality, with none of the cost.
  • OpenOffice.org - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC en.wikibooks.org [Source type: Reference]
  • OpenOffice.org - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC en.wikibooks.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Because many users may not be familiar with this cost-effective program, BrainStorm provides end-user training for all aspects of OpenOffice.org 2.x Writer.

.You can read more about the creators and the project's goals here.^ You can read more about the creators and the project's goals here .
  • OpenOffice.org - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC en.wikibooks.org [Source type: Reference]
  • OpenOffice.org - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC en.wikibooks.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Read more here.
  • Why OpenOffice.org 2.0 Is Your Best Choice - Linux and Open Source from eWeek 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.eweek.com [Source type: General]

^ You can get the DTD to create codesnippets here .

Contents

Introduction

Applications

OOo splash screen
.OpenOffice.org is as an office suite, is divided into several related sub-applications.^ OpenOffice.org is an open source office suite.
  • OpenOfficeOrg - Raymond Yee's Wiki 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC raymondyee.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This book does not cover the entire suite of OpenOffice.org applications.

^ OpenOffice.org 2.1.0 OpenOffice.org is an open-source office suite.
  • Free OpenOffice.org Download 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.brothersoft.com [Source type: General]

These applications are designed to work together but can also work like a stand alone programs:
  • Writer: word processor
  • Calc: spreadsheet
  • Impress: presentation program
  • Draw: vector graphics editor
  • Base: database management program
  • Math: formula editor

General Features

  • Macro: OpenOffice.org can be scripted through OpenOffice.org Basic, Python, Beanshell, and Javascript, this feature is more widely known as using Macros.
  • Find & Replace: OpenOffice.org's Find and Replace Function, from simple search and replace to the use of Regular Expressions.

Technical

Miscellaneous topics

Derived Works (Forks)

.An up-to-date list is kept at http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/DerivedWorks.^ Last updated $Date: 2008/10/16 22:02:35 $ Please use the dev@udk.openoffice.org mailing list for further questions.
  • udk: Python-UNO bridge 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC udk.openoffice.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Size/MD5: 4501114 b8a01ec447f9cc764e35c6be9a645fd1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/o/openoffice.org/openoffice.

^ The Script Project has been closed and its business moved to the UDK Project: http://udk.openoffice.org/ .

References and external links

 

Contributors

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  • T.R. Darr - Responsible for the bulk of the content (at the time of this writing; feel free to change that).
  • Roger Que - Information on OpenOffice.org being pre-installed with Linux distributions
  • Klingoncowboy4 - Added version, writer, and additional windows download info.^ Download OpenOffice for free at Openoffice.org (50 MB download).
    • andreas.com FAQ: Open Office 18 September 2009 7:43 UTC www.andreas.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Download OpenOffice.org .

    ^ Version 3 of OpenOffice.org has been downloaded over 100 million times.
    • OpenOffice.org « OpenBusiness 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.openbusiness.cc [Source type: General]

    Started Writer Tutorial.
  • Gesiwuj - Added descriptions and images of each application.

Simple English

OpenOffice.org
File:OpenOffice.org 2

File:OpenOffice.org
An OpenOffice.org Writer window in Ubuntu
Developer:Sun Microsystems/free software community
Latest release:3.2.1 / June 4 2010 (2010-06-04); 266 days ago
OS:Cross-platform
Available language(s):Over 110 languages
Use: Office suite

License:GNU Lesser General Public License 3.0
Website: www.openoffice.org

OpenOffice.org is a free open source office suite made by Sun Microsystems and the free software community. It is available for many different operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Linux, OS X, FreeBSD and Solaris; and is meant to be an alternative to Microsoft Office. It supports Microsoft Office file formats as well as its own OpenDocument format.

The ".org" part of the name OpenOffice.org is there because OpenOffice is already trademarked. It is often called "OOo" for short.

OpenOffice.org is based on the older StarOffice software that was created by Sun Microsystems.

= Parts

= OpenOffice.org is a collection of applications that work together closely to provide the features expected from a modern office suite. Many of the parts are designed to be alternatives to those available in Microsoft Office. The parts available include:

[[File:|48px]] Writer A word processor similar in look and feel to Microsoft Word and offering a comparable range of functions and tools. It also includes the ability to export Portable Document Format (PDF) files with no additional software, and can also function as a WYSIWYG editor for creating and editing web pages.
[[File:|48px]] Calc A spreadsheet similar to Microsoft Excel with a roughly equivalent range of features. Calc provides a number of features not present in Excel, including a system which automatically defines series for graphing, based on the layout of the user’s data. Calc is also capable of writing spreadsheets directly as a PDF file.
[[File:|48px]] Impress A presentation program similar to Microsoft PowerPoint. It can export presentations to Adobe Flash (SWF) files allowing them to be played on any computer with the Flash player installed. It also includes the ability to create PDF files, and the ability to read Microsoft PowerPoint's .ppt format. Impress suffers from a lack of ready-made presentation designs. However, templates are readily available on the Internet.[1][2][3]
[[File:|48px]] Base A database program similar to Microsoft Access. Base allows the creation and manipulation of databases, and the building of forms and reports to provide easy access to data for end-users. As with Access, Base may be used as a front-end to a number of different database systems, including Access databases (JET), ODBC data sources and MySQL/PostgreSQL. Base became part of the suite starting with version 2.0. Native to the OpenOffice.org suite is an adaptation of HSQL. While ooBase can be a front-end for any of the databases listed, there is no need for any of them to be installed.
[[File:|48px]] Draw A vector graphics editor comparable in features to early versions of CorelDRAW. It features versatile "connectors" between shapes, which are available in a range of line styles and facilitate building drawings such as flowcharts. It has similar features to Desktop publishing software such as Scribus and Microsoft Publisher.
[[File:|48px]] Math A tool for creating and editing mathematical formulae, similar to Microsoft Equation Editor. Formulae can be embedded inside other OpenOffice.org documents, such as those created by Writer. It supports multiple fonts and can export to PDF.

Other websites

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References

  1. Caludio's personal hideout: Templates for Openoffice Impress
  2. Presentation templates at OpenOffice.org
  3. Impress Templates - User/Template


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