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OpenOffice.org (TM)

Postby Badion » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:49 pm UTC

Thoughts on the new OpenOffice.org from JAVA
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Re: OpneOffice.org (TM)

Postby Xeio » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:12 pm UTC

Eh, nothing too exciting. Graph regression should be nice, because one of my labs REQUIRES that the computer does the calculations (yes, he WILL NOT accept slopes calculated by hand, which for less than 5-10 points is generally really simple). I've just been doing them by hand anyway, but that TA is an ass so meh.

Though, did they jump from 2.0 to 2.4? Or do I just never try to update it? :mrgreen:

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Re: OpneOffice.org (TM)

Postby bavardage » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:32 pm UTC

You just never try to update it.
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Re: OpneOffice.org (TM)

Postby biolution » Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:40 pm UTC

Does it still crash linux? Every attachment I download and try to open will hard-lock my linux machine at work. Thank god for the "view as html" option in gmail.

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Re: OpneOffice.org (TM)

Postby mrkite » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:25 pm UTC

biolution wrote:Does it still crash linux? Every attachment I download and try to open will hard-lock my linux machine at work. Thank god for the "view as html" option in gmail.


gmail also lets you open office documents directly into googledocs.

I don't use openoffice.. it's too bloated. If I needed a word processor I'd use googledocs ( I can't remember the last time I needed a word processor). If I need to write a book or something, I'll use LaTeX.

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Re: OpenOffice.org (TM)

Postby Berengal » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:24 am UTC

I use OpenOffice.org for all my written projects that require the text to look nice after I'm done editing (formatting vs syntax highlighting). The alternative is Microsoft Office Word, which while nice enough isn't open source.

I'll eventually learn TeX or some other markup language, but I just haven't had the time for it yet.
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Re: OpenOffice.org (TM)

Postby bavardage » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:30 pm UTC

OpenOffice 2.4 runs fine here - ArchLinux, kernel 2.6.24, openbox
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Re: OpenOffice.org (TM)

Postby Markavian » Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:16 pm UTC

Rather then start a new thread; I present today's recent experience summarised with a message back to the supra-AI-drawing-system that attempted to mock me by drawing the @ symbol on my computer.

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OpenOffice, you're doing it wrong.
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Is it really that difficult to find the shortest path between A and B??

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Re: OpenOffice.org (TM)

Postby biolution » Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:39 pm UTC

I'd actually wager that *is* the shortest path according to open source principles.

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Re: OpenOffice.org (TM)

Postby evilbeanfiend » Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:02 am UTC

did you tick the 'only turn left' box?

seriously though it looks like its trying to keep the distance from the line to the blocks above some minimum distance maybe?
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Re: OpenOffice.org (TM)

Postby mountaingoat » Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:37 am UTC

I only have 2.3.

I could update it, but I'll just wait for Hardy Heron in a few days.


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