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Best Office Suite Late 2012? Poll
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Best Office Suite Late 2012? Poll
Microsoft Office 2010
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Microsoft Office 2007
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Microsoft Office 2003
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Microsoft Office 2000
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
OpenOffice.org
8%
 8%  [ 3 ]
LibreOffice
64%
 64%  [ 22 ]
IBM Lotus Symphony
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Softmaker Office
17%
 17%  [ 6 ]
WordPerfect Office
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
SIAG Office
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Gnome Office (AbiWord + Gnumeric)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 34

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darrelljon


Joined: 08 Apr 2007
Posts: 548

PostPosted: Wed 05 Dec 2012, 07:12    Post subject:  

If I'm gonna use WINE I'm just gonna use Office 97 for an office suite and Ted for WP.
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majorfoo

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Dec 2012, 20:28    Post subject:  

I like LibreOffice best. For me it is compatible with all the stuff I formerly did in MS Office, word, excel and access.

The latest version is very fast. Don't see any reason to go back to the MS stuff.
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Sun 09 Dec 2012, 06:55    Post subject:  

The one weakness all the Linux office suites I've tried have is that they can't open a Powerpoint presentation file with an embedded media file. Not even the latest version of Softmaker Office can do it.

Thankfully it's something I don't need to do at the moment, so I'm not overly concerned about it.

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8-bit


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PostPosted: Sun 09 Dec 2012, 15:32    Post subject:  

Will MS Office97 Pro work with wine?
I seem to recall being able to use Word from it with wine.

And I have to agree that embedded stuff in a PowerPoint file does not work correctly in libreoffice.

Yet another reason for me to try MS Office97 Pro with wine just to see.
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Sun 09 Dec 2012, 16:12    Post subject:  

8-bit wrote:
Will MS Office97 Pro work with wine?
I seem to recall being able to use Word from it with wine.

And I have to agree that embedded stuff in a PowerPoint file does not work correctly in libreoffice.

Yet another reason for me to try MS Office97 Pro with wine just to see.


You said what I meant to say - they can open the Powerpoint file, but they can't play any media files inside. I'll try to be clearer in future. I don't know the answer to the Office97 question.

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