By Maijaliisa Burkert on Apr 24, 2009
This week bloggers continued to sing the praises of OpenOffice.org:
OpenOffice.org Opens Up for Business – Worldlabel.com
Andrew Ziem says OpenOffice is “the best kept secret in office suites” and outlines the easiest way for a business to roll out the software change to its employees. He also provides a detailed rundown of the many features that come with the suite, to help those who are evaluating whether migrating to OpenOffice is right for their business.
Free Computer Office Suite – Making Do with the Not So New and Other Frugal Things I Do
Blogger MJ was tired of shelling out hundreds of dollars for the Microsoft Office suite, so a year ago she downloaded OpenOffice and has absolutely no complaints. MJ raves about the ability of OpenOffice to read and write documents as MS Word documents and also likes that she can save Impress slides as PDF files, so that they can be sent to other people without them having to download OpenOffice.
Save Hundreds on Microsoft Office with OpenOffice.org – Kinetic Wealth
Karen Sielski hopes her blog post will help people save hundreds of dollars ($399 at this writing) on their next office software package by choosing OpenOffice instead of Microsoft Office. Karen says she especially likes OpenOffice because it helps her “avoid paying hundreds of dollars for buggy, hard to use software from Microsoft.”
OpenOffice vs. Microsoft Office – Inland Empire PC Help
Blogger Fred says that OpenOffice is the most viable alternative for a user who is looking for an office suite, and is not required to use Microsoft Office. He recognizes there are many free alternatives to choose from, but maintains that OpenOffice is the best out there because “the development is more steady and security is high.”
Hands on: Writer's tools – Personal Computer World
Tim Nott writes that the new release candidate of OpenOffice is available and that it includes many enhancements, “not least of which is the ability to open and save Microsoft Office 2007 files.”
Compute: Microsoft Fights for its Life on the Desktop – ScrippsNews
James Derk writes that the overall quality of OpenOffice is part of the appeal that is compelling consumers, businesses, and universities looking to cut costs to make the switch from Microsoft. After using OpenOffice applications for a few weeks James says “I don't think most consumers will ever miss the brand-name Office product.”
The blogger, a PhD candidate, writes about how invaluable OpenOffice has been in creating slide shows for workshop presentations. One of the blogger's favorite features is the ability to export slide shows in PDF format so that “basically any foreign computer you might land on at a public presentation will be able to display your show.”
To see new OpenOffice how-to articles that were published this past week, go to Reviews Interactive.