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11th February 2010, 01:49 PM #1
Office or OpenOffice - What do you use?
What are people using these days? MS Office or OpenOffice? I would be interested to hear any comments people have as we're currently looking to make a decision on whether to take out a schools agreement and include Office or simply switch to OpenOffice.
11th February 2010, 04:13 PM #2
Need another option - Both
11th February 2010, 04:14 PM #3
both, and Lotus, and google docs
11th February 2010, 04:16 PM #4
How do you change a poll you've already setup? Can't see a button to do it
11th February 2010, 04:18 PM #5
I've said this else where - I'm pro-OpenOffice but that means nothing if the teachers point blank refuse to use it!
We have Latest Open Office everywhere and MS Office XP on 2/3 of machines. We are currently evaluating if we should remove MS Office completely or stump up the cash for the lastest round of MS.
The likelyhood at the moment is tha come June we'd buy into Office 2010. But there is still an outside chance that we might stick to our guns and remove MS Office completely over the summer. Time will tell.
11th February 2010, 04:19 PM #6
12th February 2010, 09:10 AM #7
We use both at our school, for both staff and pupils. We also Han out open office to anyone that wants a copy so they can have it at home. We do that so that the students can use an office package at home.
12th February 2010, 09:36 AM #8
We use MS Office, tried to make the move, but no-one like the idea/the program. I'm not too fussed...
12th February 2010, 11:34 AM #9
We use office 2007, a few 2003 versions due to the spec of some of the machines. However I have OpenOffice installed on my Netbook, itís quite good. But most students & staff have word at home so canít see us here ever moving over to OpenOffice anytime soon.
12th February 2010, 11:51 AM #10
Coincidentally, OpenOffice 3.2 has just been release. Another free upgrade....
OpenOffice.org 3.2 New Features
15th February 2010, 02:14 PM #11
We are using Office 2003, soon to upgrade to 2007, I tried to move accross to OpenOffice but the head of ICT refused point blank, because he was doing something in his lessons that used access, now he's not but we are still staying on MS Office, can't wait to see the SBM's face when I show her the costs for 350 licences
20th February 2010, 12:15 PM #12
I use MS Office more often. but sometimes need both of them
20th February 2010, 12:35 PM #13
Personal View, Since I don't work anywhere:
* Word: I'm commonly using screenshots in my coursework and to display/line up them up nicely, I use tables with invisible borders, Where as OpenOffice doesn't seem to constrain the images with its tables.
* Outlook: Outlook is the only common app my devices can use to sync all their details with.
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20th February 2010, 12:37 PM #14
we use 2003 and also include openoffice on all machine images, will be moving to 2010 as soon as its out.
20th February 2010, 01:02 PM #15
Open Office at home. Office 2003 in school we're looking into OO as an option rather than moving to Office 2007/2010. SIMS might trip that plan up though
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