On Fri, 28 May 2010 14:13:19 -0400, Death wrote:
> "pacinitaly" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Don't listen to that dingbat ray.
> Open Office will open many Office documents...but will ruin formatting
> and other "incompatibilities".
I didn't say it was perfect. There will be some extremely complex
formatting that it won't quite make - but you'll still be able to deal
with it. For 'normal' operations, it will be quite sufficient.
> If you're using Office just at home, get the Student edition...it's for
> non-commercial use.
> If your using it professionally, then it is worth the investment of full
> blown Office.
> I've yet, in my entire life, seen professional work done with Open
> Office. OO is for kids.
No indication that the poster is doing 'professional work'. On the other
hand you haven't looked very far.
OpenOffice won't handle MS office macros - that's the biggest limitation.
IMHO the world would be a lot better off if macros were written for
OpenOffice instead of assuming everyone in the world is willing to pay a
few hundred bucks to deal with your 'valuable' information. At least
virtually everyone on the planet can have OpenOffice for the price of a
download. It runs on MS, MAC and Linux - MS office can't say the same.