Tag Archives: OpenOffice.org

How to Convert Word 2007 Docs for Macs

By | March 22, 2007

A few readers have asked how to convert Word documents created in the new Microsoft Open Office XML Format with the docx extension so they can read them on a Mac. The answer: awkwardly. Windows users have a converter they can download. The Microsoft Mac team promised something similar back in December and yet haven’t, as far as… Read More »

News: The Free Version Of Office Is Out

By | October 3, 2003

 The free, open source Office suite, OpenOffice, is now officially into version 1.1, including enhancements such as “revolutionary” XML file format, one-click PDF (Adobe Acrobat) export and Macromedia Flash export for presentations and drawings, according to The Register.     There is is enhanced MS Office file compatibility, accessibility support and a faster load times. Supported languages include… Read More »

Update: Microsoft Goes Soft in Thailand

By | August 25, 2003

 It’d be too much to suggest that Bill Gates reads my column, but Microsoft seem to be buying my idea (well not mine, really) that prices of their software should be geared to what local people can afford. IDG News Service’s Taipei Bureau reports that the US software company has cut the price of its Windows operating system… Read More »

Software: OpenOffice Almost Open For Business

By | July 16, 2003

 OpenOffice, the free open source challenge to Microsoft Office, is in its last stage before general commercial release next month. It includes the usual — a word processor, a spreadsheet application — and can save in Office formats. This version can also export files in the portable document format (PDF) and in Macromedia’s Flash animation format. OpenOffice 1.1… Read More »