Re: Anything we can do about premature redistribution?

2014-03-07 Thread Chuck Davis
A water-mark on new documents that directs people to find official distributions on the web site? The water-mark will be taken off when AOO is out of beta and an official release is available. At the least this would require those who want to just redistribute know enough programming to make it

Re: saving work

2014-03-14 Thread Chuck Davis
What platform are you working on? Are you working in a document that has been loaded read only? If so your changes will not be saved. If you're on Linux or Mac are you sure you have write permissions on the directory where you are saving your work? On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 9:29 AM, Etta's

Re: Concerns about the AOO community

2014-10-02 Thread Chuck Davis
I've seen quite a number of new people show up here lately indicating interest coming from someplace. If one out of 10 of them sticks and becomes a regular contributor the project is in a very good position I think. My observations regarding LO: 1) They've copied some features from MS Office

Re: Fwd: Warning from

2014-12-28 Thread Chuck Davis
I get these mails occasionally as well. I'm using 4% of my mail box space on google so it's not a space @ google issue. Something is wrong on the mail server. On Sat, Dec 27, 2014 at 9:44 AM, Lee Fisher wrote: I also just received one. I've also received a warning

Re: FOSS Team Project

2015-02-10 Thread Chuck Davis
I have a feature suggestion for your team! In the business world we use many spreadsheets. Each spreadsheet has a particular purpose. For some the flow is left to right. For others it is top to bottom. I event have some that are right to left. The global setting of which direction the cursor

Re: interesting white paper from MS shared on the dev-de list

2015-06-05 Thread Chuck Davis
I read it too and was impressed that nobody needs the advantages. I started a new job (where they have excel of course) and got so annoyed by the things excel was doing I installed AOO to get my work done. CD On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 7:08 AM, Απόστολος Συρόπουλος

Re: Libre Office Development Compared to OpenOffice Development

2016-01-15 Thread Chuck Davis
In my experience, OpenOffice is still a much superior user experience over Libre. I hope they don't tinker too much and destroy the benefits by copying Excel/Word like Libre has done. But I agree that open source needs to take the innovation prize away from MS. On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 6:20 PM,

Re: Merge with LibreOffice?

2016-08-03 Thread Chuck Davis
Then there is the usability issue LO have been attempting to copy MS Office and have succeeded to the point that in many ways it is as annoying as MS Office. AOO, on the other hand, have maintained usability features that, in my opinion, simply make it a better user experience. They may

Re: future of OpenOffice

2017-01-13 Thread Chuck Davis
material! You have some very good ideas. Thanks for being specific. On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 12:08 PM, toki <> wrote: > On 01/13/2017 03:15 PM, Chuck Davis wrote: > > > but I fail to see it in my use cases. > > As far as word processing is concer

Re: future of OpenOffice

2017-01-13 Thread Chuck Davis
Thank you, Pedro, for some specific features you use. On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 9:02 AM, Pedro wrote: > Hi Chuck > > I'm a simple user so the code base and license are completely irrelevant to >> me. What IS relevant is the way the software works. So, please, can you

Re: future of OpenOffice

2017-01-13 Thread Chuck Davis
waiting to see the open source world quit copying the latest gimic from MS and start rolling out really useful features -- and, no, I don't have enough imagination to know what those might be. On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 1:43 AM, toki <> wrote: > On 01/12/2017 04:52

Re: future of OpenOffice

2017-01-12 Thread Chuck Davis
Nagy, I'm a simple user so the code base and license are completely irrelevant to me. What IS relevant is the way the software works. So, please, can you tell me half a dozen things that LO can do that OO cannot do? I recently was given a 30,000 row excel sheet to read into a database so that

Re: Do you offer a version of Access?

2017-03-17 Thread Chuck Davis
It's better than access. It's HSQL. On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 1:22 PM, JZA wrote: > Check Base > > On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 2:20 PM, Jan Ozga wrote: > > > > > -- > > Jan Peter Ozga, MPH > > Medical Business Exchange > > 703/281-2899 > > > > > >

Re: Licensing for College

2018-04-04 Thread Chuck Davis
Victoria, all Apache products are open source and freely available to use on as many computers as you wish for the cost of a free download. OpenOffice is available at DO NOT pay anybody to use OpenOffice unless you wish to support open source projects by a donation to