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OpenOffice bundles Mozilla

Future versions of will come bundled with Mozilla's Thunderbird email client and Lightning calendar application. The open source office suite is also planning to revamp its system for building and installing extensions by the end of the month by introducing an extensions system like that of Mozilla's Firefox browser. The process of developing, selecing and managing extensions will be standardised and simplified, according to Charles H. Schulz, the lead of's Native Language Confederation.

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September 25, 2006 09:43 PM | Permalink | 7 Comments | 0 TrackBacks 2.0 released 2.0 has been released.
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October 20, 2005 03:15 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks Writer vs. Microsoft Word

OOo Writer scores most of its victories in features that make the creation and maintenance of highly formatted or long documents easier. This pattern is not accidental. According to Elizabeth Mathias of Sun Microsystems, the documentation of has a long history of being written in Writer itself. As a result, the program's developers had the incentive to include the tools they needed. This legacy continues to give Writer advantages over competitors like Word. That is not to say that Writer is a perfect program. Its interface is wildly inconsistent. Some features, notably cross-references, can most kindly be described as lacking. And in version 2.0, the attempt to imitate Microsoft Word hides several useful features. Yet, despite these shortcomings, OOo Writer is not only as fully developed as Microsoft Word, but often superior in terms of features and stability.
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June 23, 2005 01:43 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Making the leap: Microsoft Word to Writer

Whether you're moving from Windows to GNU/Linux, or just from the proprietary Microsoft Office to the free software suite, one of the challenges you'll face is learning how to use Writer effectively if you're used to Microsoft Word. In this article I'll show you around Writer, where to find familiar Word tools, and how to customize the interface and preferences to make it a little more Word-friendly. First, don't worry; you won't have much trouble adjusting to Writer. The interface isn't terribly different; the menu and toolbar layout are similar to Word's. If you prefer a custom display you'll be much happier with Writer, as it doesn't have a lot of the annoying Word features that people often disable. If the first thing you do when you install Word XP is disable personalized menus and eliminate the superfluous and space-hogging task pane, you'll find it easy and convenient to switch over to Writer. If, on the other hand, you regularly use the task pane, you're going to have to make some adjustments to work efficiently in Writer. While the task pane does not offer any unique functionality, it does make it more convenient to reach certain tools and commands.
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April 21, 2005 05:06 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Lack of developers delays

Open source productivity suite may be touted as a viable alternative to Microsoft Office, but there are claims its pace of development and adoption of new features is being stifled by a "monolithic" code base and a developer community still largely controlled by Sun Microsystems. Project contributors speaking at the annual miniconference in Canberra this week raised numerous issues, including a lack of independent contributors. developer Ken Foskey said the biggest problem with the project is a lack of developers and a code base that is "just too big". "It's 10 million lines of code and takes serious commitment just to compile the thing," Foskey said. "I'm interested in [having] more community developers [involved]," he said, adding they shouldn't "just say 'I want to work on OpenOffice' but focus on a particular part of the project." Sun is still the largest contributor to the project with some 50 developers in Germany, followed by Novell with about 10 contributors, and only four active community developers.
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April 19, 2005 10:08 PM | Permalink | 1 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

StarOffice 8 Beta available

StarOffice software is affordable, easy to use, and based on open standards. It offers word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, and database capabilities. Its familiar interface enables quick productivity and results for the business user, and elegant output for the consumer. StarOffice 8 software increases usability and MS Office compatibility, adds productivity increasing wizards and tools and supports select Lotus and WordPerfect versions. It also introduces a new database engine and front-end tool, easier multilanguage installation and two new scripting languages for developers.
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What is new in StarOffice 8 Beta software?

But you can also download the latest developer release of here and see what's new.

February 22, 2005 10:12 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

New Splash Screen for 2.0

Please help us choose a new splash screen for the upcoming 2.0 release. Choose the new splashscreen for the upcoming 2.0! You need to be a registered community member to vote. Login, and from your My start page, cast your vote. Voting is open for two weeks and closes 15 February 2004 at 00:00 UTC.

Go ahead and vote

February 14, 2005 05:42 PM | Permalink | 2 Comments | 0 TrackBacks 2.0 in March

According to a new document at 2.0 might be available in March 2005.

The plan looks like this:
December 2004: OOo 1.9.65 Feature Complete Snapshot (originally planned as 2.0 Beta)
January 2005: OOo2.0 Beta
January 2005 ?? : OOo2.0 changes will be done on separated branch, the trunk (HEAD) will then be used for the next OOo major (3.0 ?) release.
February 2005 ?? : OOo 2.0 rc
March 2005 ?? : OOo 2.0

I've just downloaded and installed Snapshot Build 1.9.m69 from the FTP server.

Remember also to read the 2.0 Office Suite Guide to New Features document

January 10, 2005 09:35 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Reading external data sources with

The suite has positioned itself as a competitive alternative to proprietary products such as Microsoft Office and Corel's WordPerfect Office. One of's more advanced features is its ability to access external data sources from within its applications. Information repositories abound in both users' desktops and in a company's IT infrastructure. offers access to a whole gamut of data sources, ranging from standard OBDC/JDBC connection capabilities to localized access into text files, spreadsheets, and address books. The real highlight in being able to connect from OOo into a data source lies in its robust GUI for consulting and performing comprehensive searches. Users can make SQL-based queries or simple sort/filter searches and use the retrieved information within text documents or spreadsheets.
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December 29, 2004 06:28 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

OpenOffice lige så nemt at bruge som Microsoft Office

Den alternative kontorpakke OpenOffice er lige så nem at bruge som Microsofts udbredte Office-pakke. Det konkluderer en dansk brugerundersøgelse i forbindelse med rapporten om brugen af open source-kontorpakker i det offentlige. Det vil tilsyneladende ikke volde brugerne de store problemer, hvis hele den offentlige forvaltning gik fra Microsofts kontorpakke Office og over til at bruge den alternative OpenOffice. Ikke nok med at det offentlige kunne spare licensudgifterne, brugerne ville i det daglige også ganske smertefrit vænne sig til den nye kontorpakke. Det konkluderer den danske cand.mag Jacob Salmon i en brugerundersøgelse af overgangen mellem de to kontorpakker.
Læs nyheden her
Læs hele rapporten i PDF

December 22, 2004 01:56 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks 1.9 m65 Snapshot just release yes another developer build of the 2.0 line. Build 1.9.m65 (680_m65).

New stuff:
- New First Start Wizard
- New toolbar
and loads or other stuff

Release notes

Snapshot builds are developers builds and will be released every two weeks. They are showing the progress on the way towards 2.0.

December 16, 2004 10:52 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Create a Letterhead Using Writer

Once upon a time, organizations had thousands of sheets of letterhead prepared by a commercial printer. These letterhead pages were then fed through a typewriter or, later, through a printer attached to a computer. Some organizations still do this, especially if they want colors, embossed text, or other fancy touches. But many smaller companies, and most individuals, now are very likely to print the letterhead and the letter at the same time, using a color laser or inkjet printer. This article describes how to create and use a letterhead with Along the way you'll learn how to use a wizard, templates, styles, and even a field or two. The principles described apply to many other documents as well, so even if you don't need a letterhead, you should find this exercise useful.
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December 15, 2004 10:06 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Microsoft PowerPoint versus Impress

By now, anyone who has researched replacing Microsoft Office with knows that Writer is an acceptable, even superior substitute for Word. But word processing is only part of what the average user needs in an office program. What if you need to design a slide show in OOo Impress? Coming from PowerPoint, what can you expect? For starters, expect to feel nearly at home. Like the rest of, Impress is designed for an easy transition from Microsoft Office. Most of the same tools are available as in PowerPoint, and in the same places. This similarity means that, for most people, learning Impress is quicker than learning, for example, KPresenter. You may notice a slight change in name, and one or two features may be in different places, but you can count on locating basic functions without major problems. Now and then you may need to hunt for a feature, but if you assume that it's around somewhere, you'll be right more often than not.
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December 08, 2004 08:23 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Dansk 1.1.3

Det danske nyhedsbrev om skriver:

I dag udgiver vi Dansk 1.1.3. Denne udgivelse er en mindre opdatering og indeholder fejlrettelser. Derudover har du nu også mulighed for at hente en brugervenlig installationspakke for Dansk til Windows.

Du kan som altid hente Dansk fra:

October 14, 2004 09:47 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks Mozilla Plug-in Mozilla Plug-inWhen an file is browsed in Mozilla, the display mode is like that of text/plain mime type, which is not the desired mode. On Windows, has already provided a plug-in for Internet Explorer (IE), which enables IE to embed an window to display the file, while this kind of support is missing for Mozilla. By providing a Mozilla plug-in, files can be displayed inside the Mozilla window just as the same way it is been browsed in the IE.

This is currently only available in the 2.0 developer release (1.9.54 currently). To enable it you have to go to the Options in Then choose Internet and Mozilla Plug-in and enable it.

- Specification
- Blog entry
- Planet

September 22, 2004 10:12 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Formatting documents with Writer macros

Around the time 1.1 RC was released, I was migrating a small company from Corel WordPerfect to by itself does not support reading or writing WordPerfect files, but a tool called wpd2sxw can convert WordPerfect files to format (SXW). After conversion with wpd2sxw, which was rather good but had problems with some formatting features, I applied macros to documents based on different templates to make more than 2,000 converted documents look very similar to original WordPerfect files they were generated from. This article presents some macro "building blocks" you can use to modify a document's formatting or to generate well-formatted documents from plain text files.
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Today a site called LinuxElectrons posted a story categorizing Sun Microsystems' recent 10k filing as "probably as close as Microsoft can legally get to buying" Sun, however, strongly disagrees with this characterization and listed several clarifications for us. In short, it's just not true. The 10K filing, submitted as the result of a landmark, $1.6 billion agreement last April Fool's Day between the two companies, lists three exhibits that deal specifically with the highly publicized Microsoft settlement agreement. The meat of the document states that Microsoft reserves the right to pursue patent infringement claims against, but allows for indemnification against such claims against StarOffice. StarOffice is a commercial office suite sold by Sun that is based on the free project.
Sun denies report that it is 'selling out' OpenOffice

September 16, 2004 05:11 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Miljøministeriet skifter til OpenOffice

Miljøministeriet har som den hidtil mest markante offentlige institution valgt at droppe Microsoft. Afløseren hedder Open Office. Beslutningen er truffet efter benhårde forretningsmæssige overvejelser. Benhårde forretningsmæssige overvejelser ligger til grund for Miljøministeriets principbeslutning om at droppe licensbetalingerne til Microsoft og gå open source-vejen. Besparelsen er i et konservativt skøn opgjort til 3,6 millioner kroner over tre år. Vores analyser viser, at der er en god business case for at skifte til Open Office, selv om det naturligvis ikke er gratis, og vi også skal bidrage til fællesskabet. Det, der interesserer mig, er forretning. For os handler det her ikke om religion, siger Henrik Studsgaard, direktør for ministeriets Center for Koncernforvaltning.

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September 03, 2004 01:32 PM | Permalink | 1 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

OpenOffice install is now a MSI package

OpenOffice latest developer build (build 680m51) is now installed as a MSI package. Microsoft Windows Installer MSI is an application installation and configuration service.

Release Notes

New features amonst others are:
- OASIS Open Office file format as default file format
- New toolbar concept and design
- Automatic Java Configuration
- Increased row limit to 65k rows in Calc
- New database application (bug and spec)

August 27, 2004 05:42 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

OpenOffice is a Workable and Flexible Alternative to Microsoft Office

Corporations and home users have different needs when acquiring a standard suite of productivity software--for example, a word processor; spreadsheet; and database, drawing and presentation software. A company typically buys hundreds or even thousands of copies at one shot, at a steep discount, and has to buy something that works for everyone--the highest--rather than lowest-common denominator...

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July 05, 2004 11:03 PM | Permalink | 6 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

How to create macros and automation

There are times when you need to perform some task over and over, or when a task is complex enough that doing it manually makes it hard to get it right. macros allow you to save a sequence of operations with a single name so you can do the same thing repeatedly. Automation is a first cousin to macros. It lets another application control OOo and make things happen without user intervention.

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Get OpenOffice Beta 680_m45

DicOOo: On/Off-Line Dictionary Installer & Dictionary Packs

July 01, 2004 02:27 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Positioning options for paragraph styles in OpenOffice

In school, you probably were taught that a paragraph is the development of a complete thought. That is a contents-based definition. In or any other word processor, a paragraph also has a format definition: the contents of the document from the mouse cursor's position when you begin to type to the place where you either press the Enter key or end the document. Even if you type only a title, when you press the Enter key, you have ended one paragraph and started another. This definition may seem obvious to experienced computer users. It is worth mentioning, however, because it stresses the importance of paragraphs in document design. Because aragraphs are so common in word processor documents, and because they are so well-defined, paragraphs probably are the most important elements in document design. In other word processors, they even can compensate partly for the inability to design pages. Paragraphs in Writer don't have to work so hard, because page styles do part of the work of formatting. Yet, if anything, Writer has even more settings for paragraph styles than do most other word processors. In fact, some posters to the user's list actually have complained about the number of choices available. Fortunately, most of these choices have reasonable defaults and can be ignored until needed.
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June 02, 2004 12:05 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Office 2003 vs. OpenOffice.Org

Office 2003 vs. OpenOffice.Org
In recent years, open-source alternatives to Office have matured to the point where IT managers are beginning to investigate the viability of moving from the Microsoft Corp. suite to a license-free alternative. So when eWEEK Corporate Partner Ed Benincasa shared his desire to perform a user-based comparison between the project's suite and Microsoft's Office 2003, we saw a perfect opportunity to compare the suites under real-world conditions.

Open Source a Better Fit in Small Shops
eWEEK Labs often hears IT managers express a desire to loosen Microsoft Corp.'s grip on the office productivity market by deploying alternative office suites. The continuing maturation of open-source office applications, along with the fact that these applications have no licensing fees, makes such a move increasingly attractive-but not for all companies.

April 27, 2004 01:31 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Winner of School Mascot Competition Announced

MascotThe OpenOffice.orgSchools Project has a new mascot, drawn by sixteen-year old Andrea Maggioni of Italy. Playing on our logo's seagulls and the shorthand of, OOo, the picture shows a happy seagull holding a fish. Of the dozens submitted, Andrea's cheerful picture perfectly captures the fun and optimism of Congratulations, Andrea!

April 26, 2004 11:32 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks gtk2 Theme

This page will describe how you can use some of Gnome's gtk2 icons with 1.1 instead of the default Icons. Currently, has a few limitations in its themeing capabilities, which should be addressed in it's next release.

February 17, 2004 02:08 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Sun and AOL form StarOffice pact for cheap desktops

Fresh off a major Linux desktop win in China, Sun Microsystems has found a PC friend closer to home with AOL now piloting a program to ship sub-$300 desktops running StarOffice.
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DicOOo integration
DicOOo will be included in future ISO images. DicOOo is a dictionaries installer written in OOobasic under LGPL. It's multiplateform (Windows, Linux, Solaris, Mac), has two level of installation (single user, multi-users), support all version of OOo and is self update. It's actually distributed as a sxw file on mirrors.

November 20, 2003 10:24 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Newsletter and 680m13 Newsletter Issue 5 is out there. Highlights in the newsletter:
- StarOffice 7 among the top 10 software products on
- More very good reviews for StarOffice 7 and
- Denmark urges government support for open source
- Vietnam embracing open-source products
and much more...

680 m13 Snapshot will be released soon. It doesn't have any new features it's bugfix release only. When it's released you'll find it at the mirrors.

November 11, 2003 05:28 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks 680m11 released

The development of continues after the 1.1.0 release. Now there's a new developer release available. This release is eventually gonna be 1.1.1.
The 680m11 (build 680 milestone 11) can be downloaded from different mirror sites fx and
Release notes and bug fixes for this release can be found here.

October 28, 2003 05:55 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Dansk version af ny klar

Den danske udgave af 1.1 er udgivet!

- Læs pressemeddelelsen
- Hent den danske

Hvis du vil hjælpe til at oversætte hjælpefilerne i kan du melde dig her.

October 22, 2003 10:24 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Denial-of-service with

A denial-of-service attack against the office suite (when it is running with remote access enabled) has been reported. In the report, the attacker connects to a port that opens when it is started with the command line soffice "-accept=socket, host=<ip>, port=8100;" and sends to the port a series of characters. Reportedly, after receiving the series of characters, then crashes and opens its error report dialog window.

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October 21, 2003 09:09 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 1 TrackBacks

Sun's StarOffice 7 Shines

Sun Microsystems Inc.'s StarOffice 7 productivity suite is a capable cross-platform alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Office that comes at a price too attractive for enterprises to ignore.

Sun's StarOffice 7 has the interface familiarity and file-format compatibility that enable it to coexist with Microsoft's Office. Add to that great cross-platform support, both in file formats and in operating systems, and a cost that starts at $79 a copy, and StarOffice may manage to displace Microsoft Office at many companies.

Sun's StarOffice 7 Shines

October 13, 2003 11:23 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

OpenOffice 1.1.0 1.1 can be downloaded now. It represents months of testing, improvement, innovation. There is no other office suite like it, either in terms of features or code. And it's free. Right now, it's only availble in English. Different languages will be ready shortly.
- Download
- Press release
- Features

Also remember to get the Dictionary Installer which makes it easier to install spell checker dictionaries.

October 01, 2003 09:41 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks 1.1 RC5 1.1 RC5 is out. Currently the website hasn't been updated yet.
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- Docs

September 21, 2003 04:47 PM | Permalink | 5 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

StarOffice 7 Office Suite

StarOffice 7 Office Suite Released
StarOffice 7 Office Suite is the world's leading office productivity suite on Linux and the Solaris OS, and the leading alternative office suite on Windows. StarOffice 7 software adds functionality to enable export to PDF, and to the Macromedia Flash format. It also includes the new StarOffice Configuration Manager, a macro recorder, and support for assistive technologies, as well as for complex text layouts.
What's new PDF

September 17, 2003 08:24 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

New installer for coming

Currently the installation of the suite is done by running the setup application, which provides a cross platform graphical user interface that wizards the user through all phases of the setup rocess. To make a well behaved citizen on your harddisk we want the systems native installer to become the default way to install, modify, or uninstall on your computer. Just like any other package you install. These could be Microsoft Installer (MSI) on Windows platforms, RedHat Package Manager (RPM) packages on Linux and Solaris Packages (PKG) on Solaris.
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September 11, 2003 06:42 PM | Permalink | 4 Comments | 0 TrackBacks newsgroups and RC4

For those interested in you can now join the dicussions in newsgroups. In the past the only way used to be mailing lists. I hate mailing lists. I love newsgroups.
The news server is called and you can see all the available newsgroups. RC4 is out!
Download for Linux, Solaris or Windows.

September 08, 2003 08:32 AM | Permalink | 2 Comments | 0 TrackBacks 2.0 Draft of Product Concept Document

OpenOffice.orgThis document provides a comprehensive, high-level overview of concepts for features in the next release of StarOffice / (SO/OOo) currently in the planning phase.

Available in HTML, PDF and of course SXW format.

Executive Summary:
- Lower cost of interoperability with Microsoft Office
- Lower cost of retraining
- Better Performance
- General usability improvements
- Enhanced programmability
- Better integration into desktop systems

Read more about the codelines.

August 27, 2003 10:00 PM | Permalink | 4 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Just to be perfectly clear, this is an Microsoft Exchange replacement"Just to be perfectly clear, this is an MS Exchange replacement," said Gary Federick, leader of the Groupware Project. "OGo is important because it's the missing link in the open source software stack. It's the end of a decade-long effort to map all the key infrastructure and standard desktop applications to free software. OGo offers users a free solution for collaboration and document management that, despite being free of charge, will far surpass the quality and level of collaboration found on Windows through integration of MS Office, Exchange Server and Sharepoint. Today marks the completion of the 'Open Stack.'"

Read more:
- Announcement
- Open Source Takes on Exchange
- Complements OpenOffice
- Opengroupware at

July 11, 2003 11:36 AM | Permalink | 1 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Ximian, Gecko and

Been reading this interesting interview:
Interview with Ximian's Nat Friedman

9. Do you have any plans to move to the Gecko HTML rendering engine for Evolution or are you going to continue to improve and maintain gtkhtml?

Nat Friedman: When we started developing Evolution, Gecko was incomplete and way too big, and especially ill-suited for editing HTML, which we needed for the mail composer. That is why we needed to write our own HTML widget.

Gecko has matured a lot since then, but of course so has GtkHTML (it uses Pango now, and can edit tables and so on). I think there is still a need for a lightweight HTML widget that does all the things you need for mail, but we'd certainly accept patches to use Gecko in Evolution. It would be nice not to have to maintain an HTML widget, but right now that doesn't seem plausible. Maybe someday.

8. What changes have you made to when compared to its vanilla version?

Nat Friedman: We've done about six months of heavy development on OOo, all focused on improving consistency across the desktop and compatibility with Microsoft documents.

We don't _want_ to have any delta against the upstream OOo tree, so we're going to be working to get all of those changes upstream now that this release is done.

June 03, 2003 11:16 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks and Search

Dont know what to do in your weekend?

Well, what about getting of 100% free office suite that has the same features as Microsoft Office and a lot more!

I've been running for almost 1 year now and never encountered a Microsoft Office document that couldn't open. I love it. Now I dont even have Microsoft Office installed anymore.

Get 1.1 Beta2 here: 1.1 Beta2

Get the latest development version here:
OpenOffice 644_m11

Reads: 1.1 Beta2 Hits the Web Flash introduction
Is Search Privacy an Issue?

May 24, 2003 01:35 PM | Permalink | 3 Comments | 0 TrackBacks


Microsoft har valgt at give folkeskolelærerne en CD med Microsoft Office
XP. Men Microsofts gave skal beskattes.

Dette vil OpenSource verden ikke lade stå til og kan derfor tilbyde alle
folkeskolelærere (og alle andre) kontorpakken gratis.

I modsætning til Microsofts gave skal man med'en være
opmærksom på at:
- Programmet ikke er personligt og gerne må overdrages til andre
- Programmet gerne må bruges til kommercielt brug
- Programmets licens er gældende til alle de PC'er man ønsker
- Programmet ikke skal aktiveres for at kunne bruges
- Programmet ikke skal opgives på selvangivelsen
- Programmet frit må kopieres og gives til enhver

CD'en indeholder både OpenOffice til Microsoft Windows såvel som til Linux
og koster kr. 10 pr CD + kr. 25 for porto og ekspedition. Prisen dækker kun medie, porto og ekspeditionsgebyr.

Du kan læse mere og købe OpenOffice CD'en her.

Du kan også få OpenOffice pakken ganske gratis, hvis du selv vil downloade pakken. Det kan du gøre her.

Læs mere om den danske OpenOffice udgave her.

March 31, 2003 02:13 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

OpenOffice 1.1 Beta 1.1beta is ready for immediate download. It is a stable beta but still has bugs. This release represents a significant advance of the application and incorporates the features and changes introduced with the developer builds of the last year. These include:
- Many new import/export formats such as PDF, Macromedia Flash, DocBook, several PDA Office file formats, flat XML and XHTML
- Support for Complex Text Layout (CTL) and languages such as Thai, Hindi, Arabic, Hebrew

Download it here

OpenOffice is an 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.

March 28, 2003 07:54 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

New OpenOffice beta (Milestone 4)

A version milestone has been released of Open Office:

March 06, 2003 03:56 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks 1.1 Beta

Milestone 1 of OpenOffice is now available to download.

OpenOffice is a 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.

Microsoft Office be gone!

February 14, 2003 09:28 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks
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