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Goodbye, OpenOffice. Nice Knowing You.

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earthweb.com: I'm about to do something that will have more than a few people who know me thrashing around and screaming in horror. I'm replacing a free application with one I'm paying money for.

Book review - Learn OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet Macros

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pcworld.com: My name is John Dukovich. I've been working with Microsoft Office applications, basically since they came out, and I'm a heavy user of Excel macros. I shied away from OpenOffice Calc for quite a while because initially I heard the macro feature wasn't as good as Excel's. However, when I got my hands on this book, OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet Macro Programming, I was curious and hoped to find I was wrong.

OpenOffice.org: preparing the next ten years

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  • OpenOffice.org Conference 2010: preparing the next ten years
  • OOo: Print file format changes on Linux

OpenOffice saves a company budget

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blogs.techrepublic.com: This past week I was troubleshooting an issue a client had. This issue had been haunting the client for some time and no one could figure out what was going on.

OpenOffice Will Survive

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lockergnome.com: However, the time between updates make increase by a large margin.

Is Oracle Taking OpenOffice.org Closed-Source?

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acrossad.org: Today I downloaded and installed the latest stable version of OpenOffice, version 3.2.1. There were a few things that I noticed that gave me great reason for concern. Based on what I saw, I have serious doubts as to whether OpenOffice.org will continue to be free software/open source.

OpenOffice by the book

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mybroadband.co.za: South African organisation Translate.org.za is best known for its work translating open source software into indigenous South African languages. Now, in addition to translating the software into additional languages, Translate.org.za has also released a book on using OpenOffice.org effectively.

OpenOffice Base – A Simple And Useful Database Management Tool

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maketecheasier.com: When most people think OpenOffice, they think of word processing or spreadsheets. What many people do not realize is that OpenOffice also includes Base, a database system roughly equivalent to MS Access.

OpenOffice 3.3 Beta: The Shape of Things to Come?

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earthweb.com: OpenOffice.org 3.3 will be the third release since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems in January 2010. The first two, releases 3.2 and 3.21 were both relatively minor, and, from the just-released beta, 3.3 looks like more of the same.

OpenOffice.org:

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  • OpenOffice.org: Sun PDF Import Extension
  • Adding a Dummy Text Feature to OpenOffice.org Writer
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