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OpenOffice.org 3.0 Release Candidate 2 available

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The release candidate 2 of OpenOffice.org 3.0 is now ready for testing. This test release is made available to allow a broad user base to test and evaluate the next major version of OpenOffice.org, but is not recommended for production use at this stage.

Unadulterated OpenOffice.org

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blogs.pcworld.co.nz: A number of distributions mess around with OpenOffice.org and release their own versions. Personally, I prefer the unadulterated version. Not only do you get all the features, but you can also upgrade the moment the latest release is out and not have to wait for your distro's package maintainers to catch up.

FastMailMerge rationalizes OpenOffice.org Merge functions

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linux.com: Mail merge, the production of multiple documents that differ only in minor details, remains a difficult task in OpenOffice.org Writer. Few use the function regularly, and when they do, the mail merge wizard seems to cause as much confusion as it resolves. FastMailMerge is not only simplicity itself, but a welcome relief that easily lives up to its name.

OpenOffice.org 3.0 Promises New Life for Office Software

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ostatic.com: OpenOffice.org is in an unenviable place. Office suites -- word processors, spreadsheets, presentations and the ilk -- are utilitarian, complex bundles of software. They are a necessity of modern life, used daily by individuals and businesses all over the world.

OpenOffice 3 Release Candidate Arrives

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sjvn: This is more than a little cool. Those of us who don't like paying the Microsoft Office suite tax have been waiting for the next version of OpenOffice for some time now and it's almost ready to go.

Five Useful Extensions for OpenOffice.org

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linux-magazine.com: Want to expand OpenOffice.org's default functionality? The official extension repository has quite a few extensions you can use to add some nifty features to the productivity suite. Precisely which extensions you might find useful depends, of course, on your particular needs, but there are at least five extensions that deserve a closer look no matter how you use OpenOffice.org.

OpenOffice.org 3.0 Release Candidate 1 out

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openoffice.org: The release candidate 1 of OpenOffice.org 3.0 is now ready for testing. What's new ? Sheet names can contain almost any character, XML Document's XForm models support "internal" vs. "external" data, and Behavior of cut/paste/fill/drag on filtered rows.

Vulnerability in OpenOffice

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heise-online.co.uk: The current version of OpenOffice reportedly contains a security flaw that allows attackers to inject code into a system. The problem apparently only affects the 64-bit version of the office suite.

OpenOffice.org Impress: Using Master Slides

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linuxjournal.com: The Master view in Impress is the equivalent of page styles in Writer. It's the view where you can set elements of design that appear throughout your presentation, such as the slide background and foreground colors, any reoccurring elements, and the fonts. By creating the master slides you need before you add content, you can automate your work and free yourself to focus on content.

winner of the OOo splash screen poll

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ooomarketing.blogspot: I'd like to announce the winner of the splash screen poll. We had a total of 789 votes, which is a quite good count! The winner is Jacek Adamkiewicz: Proposal 3 with a total of 83 votes.

SVN version of OpenOffice.org 3 in Cooker

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linux-wizard.net: A SVN version of OpenOffice.org 3 have just been released in Cooker. OpenOffice.org 3 brings many new features.

The entire State of Pahang moves to OpenOffice.org

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openmalaysiablog.com: Its just been made official that the State of Pahang is migrating all its productivity suites to OpenOffice.org. OpenOffice.org is distributed for free and represents a suite which is on par with other office suite software applications.

OpenOffice.org 2.4.0

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zdnet.com.au: OpenOffice.org 2.4.0 is a free, open source alternative to Microsoft's Office application suite. It is fantastic if you need basic office applications — such as a word processor or spreadsheet — at no cost. However, large organisations and power users may be disappointed by its lack of features and support.

Announcing the OpenOffice.org Annual Conference Beijing 2008

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PR: OpenOffice.org has today opened registration for its biggest ever annual international conference. The Conference - to be held in Beijing, China between 5th.-7th. November - is the main event of the year for developers, supporters, and users of OpenOffice.org software, the leading free software alternative to Microsoft Office.

OOo Basics: Creating charts with Base and Calc

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linux.com: While OpenOffice.org Base is good for storing and querying data, it doesn't provide any easy way to chart information. This is exactly what Calc does best, with its dedicated chart module. If you want to visualize data stored in a Base database, you can write an OOo Basic macro that pulls data from a database, inserts it into a Calc spreadsheet, and then creates a chart. Here's how.

OpenOffice.org Tips and Tricks Part I

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linuxplanet.com: This tutorial series will take you through some tips and tricks on migrating from MS Office to OpenOffice.org 2.4. You'll see how to replicate some of the functionality and features that are lacking in OpenOffice.org

A Quick Look at OpenOffice.org Writer 3.0 Beta 2

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linuxjournal.com: OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta 2 is available in preparation for an official September release. Here are some quick first impressions of the Writer word-processor program.

Sun dropping out of OOo wouldn't be bad

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SUSE

derstandard.at: Novell-developer Michael Meeks finds strong words for Sun's management of the free office suite in an interview - Pushes for own OOo flavor and talks about KDE/GNOME-unification

45% are using OpenOffice

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openlogic.com/blogs: In my last post, I question the accuracy of the CIO.com survey. One of the numbers I was skeptical about was "Nearly half of the survey respondents, 45 percent, are using desktop applications such as OpenOffice.org"

How Does OpenOffice 3.0 Beta Handle Microsoft Office Files?

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linuxloop.com: Like it or not, one of the most important features of any Microsoft Office alternative is being able to read Microsoft Office files. With the recently released OpenOffice 3.0 Beta adding support for importing Office 2007 files, I decided to test.

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