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Lowell

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Open Office
« on: September 04, 2015, 10:10:45 AM »
I want to install Open Office on my new PC.  But I am confused about where to get it.  When I search on Open Office, I see a lot of different places and I believe some of them to be bogus.
Lowell

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Ned

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Re: Open Office
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2015, 10:13:03 AM »
You want to get Libre Office from here.  It's a fork of the original Open Office and is being developed more than the Open Office product.

If you really want the current Open Office (from Apache) then it's found here.
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Lowell

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Re: Open Office
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2015, 10:42:10 AM »
Thanks Ned.  I went with Libre Office as you suggested.
Lowell

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Re: Open Office
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2015, 10:55:27 AM »
Good choice, I use it with MS Office documents as well.  It is quite compatible.
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BruceinFL

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Re: Open Office
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2015, 12:26:07 PM »
What's the diff between Libre and Open? I have been using Open for years. Is Libre better? Should I switch?

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Re: Open Office
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2015, 12:36:22 PM »
The Open Office project was forked when Oracle acquired it, and the fork was called Libre Office.  Open Office languished under Oracle and now it's under Apache, but way behind the Libre Office project.  Libre Office is at version 5 while Open Office is still on version 4.  I recommend you switch as it will take a long time, if ever, for Open Office to catch up.  The good developers went with the Libre Office project at the fork.
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Re: Open Office
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2015, 03:19:39 PM »
Ned, Thanks for the Libre link, I have been using Open Office on a couple computers for several years and have Office 10 on my desktop and they work seamlessly together.
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Re: Open Office
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2015, 08:59:11 AM »
I too have been using Open Office for several years, but will look into Libre.  Thanks for the tip Ned.

Lowell

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Re: Open Office
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2016, 12:06:06 PM »
I always write up a daily log of our trips and insert pictures into the document.  For some reason, the pictures won't print, even though they show up on the print preview.  I am using Libre Office. Is there something I am doing wrong?
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Re: Open Office
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2016, 12:59:04 PM »
I see view & print issues with diagrams inserted into doc/docx files (by someone else using MS Word) when I open the files in Libre Office. This seems to have occurred when I switched to a new PC with Win 10 and installed a 'clean' version of LO.
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Lowell

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Re: Open Office
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2016, 03:38:51 PM »
I think the problem was the Version 5.0 of Libre Office. I went to LibreOffice.com and saw that there was a later Version, 5.1.3.2.  I downloaded the later version and then I was able to print the pictures within the text.  Hooray!
Lowell

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Re: Open Office
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2016, 04:08:12 PM »
Well I'll be darned. I thought I had auto updates turned on, but I was way out of date. Updated via the menu, and the problem seems to be resolved. However, it downloaded/installed ver 5.0.6.3
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