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The OpenOffice.org Community today
announced the release of the latest version of OpenOffice.org 3.2.
Version 3.2 gets to work faster, offers new and improved functions,
offers better compatibility with other office software, and fixes bugs
and potential security vulnerabilities.
A full guide to new features is available at
iTWire: LCA 2010: Kiwis to give FOSS desktop a
The solution put together includes Ubuntu as the
desktop O-S, Firefox as the browser, OpenOffice.org as the office suite
and Alfresco as the content management system. Read
Danish Parliament says: ODF is in, OOXML can
The Danish Parliament has decided to create a list
of allowed standards. The standards MUST be implemented before end 2011.
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OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So
Microsoft: ... OpenOffice.org now
figures almost as largely in the competitive landscape as does
GNU/Linux, and the fact there are no less than *13* “district Linux and
Open Office Compete Leads” focussing on what is described as “one of
the biggest issues” for no less a person than Steve Ballmer. Read
NYTimes: Oracle to Live
the Life Quixotic With Sun Products
For one, Oracle plans to keep
putting support behind OpenOffice.org, a free, open-source productivity
suite that competes with Office from Microsoft. Read
OpenOffice.org market shares
OpenOffice.org suite and its derivatives has
market share of more than 20% in Poland, Czech Republic and Germany.
10% and higher in 11 countries. Read
OpenOffice.org is a free, Open Source alternative
to MS Office with a Word compatible word processor, a complete Excel
compatible spread sheet program and a Power Point like presentation
software and drawing program and also allows saving to PDF file.
Broadcasting Moves to OO.o and ODF
Norway's national broadcasting and TV facility NRK
is intent on using the Open Document Format as a standard and is
therefore changing its clients over to OO.o. Read
ZDNet: OpenOffice complaints
from Danish "Students"
According to Frank Basanta, director of technology
for Systems Solutions, a New York-based integrator, OpenOffice.org is
seeing more adoption because of its increased interoperability with
Computerworld: Is OO.o a
Threat? Microsoft Thinks So
One of the unusual aspects of open source is the
fact that the software development philosophy spills over into the way
that the project is run. Read
GullFOSS: Project Renaissance
Impress Improvements - Found the required slide layout yet?
indicated in the previous posts, we have started to redesign a few
interactions in OpenOffice.org Impress in order to reduce the overall
complexity of the UI. Read
GullFOSS: New UI for
I know some of you read the title and thought “Oh
cool! I'm dying for a new user interface (UI). When will it finally be
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Tips & Tricks
Pages in OpenOffice.org Writer
The average person may change the
paper orientation from portrait to landscape, or narrow the margins to
squeeze more words into a page, but not much else. Read
DMITRI POPOV: Managing
Bibliographies with OO.o and Zotero
If OpenOffice.org’s own bibliography
feature doesn’t really cut it for you, you have several choices. Read
Linux.com: Lesser known,
but very helpful features in OpenOffice.org Writer
Anyone using Linux (or any operating
system for that matter) should know about the OpenOffice.org office
Solveig Haugland: The
somewhat variable helpfulness of the Function List in Calc, and how to
get the full syntax
I'm a big fan of the function list
palette, as a list of functions. Choose Insert > Function List and
the palette of all functions will appear. Read
Solveig Haugland: Copying
multiple sheets at once in Calc spreadsheets
If you try to select several sheets
in a spreadsheet, then right-click to copy, all but one come
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The H: Munich
administration switches to ODF Format
deputy project leader Florian
Schießl has posted on his blog, open source OpenDocument
Format (ODF) is now the main document exchange standard, with PDF being
used for non-editable files.
Register: Danes ditch
Microsoft, take ODF road - at last
The Danish Parliament has agreed to
ditch some Microsoft-based software in favour of the ODF standard from
April next year. Read
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Solution of the month
screenplay formatting template
This free Writer template, winner of a cash prize
the Sun Microsystems/OO.o Community Innovation Program
Awards competition, will format your movie script to industry
standards. Other formatters include: sitcom, theater/stage play, and
audio-visual dual-column corporate video / industrial film. A4 and
Letter versions. Read
This section introduces a single solution which
provides a OO.o integration or based on OO.o technology. The idea
behind it is to
support vendors who have an OO.o integration.
Drop us an email, if
you want to have your solution listed.
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