• OpenOffice Base: Converting data and files from Access

    Consider switching to OpenOffice's Base, an open source alternative to proprietary Microsoft Access. In this tip, an expert tells how to convert Access files to Base and discusses some helpful hints for working with Base.

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  • OpenOffice: What to know before making the transition from Microsoft Office

    Learn how OpenOffice Write compares to Word, as well as how OpenBase compares to Access. Get advice on how to work with departments in your company to make the switch from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice. Helpful tips are offered, like letting the administrative assistant to the President keep...

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  • Kicking the Windows habit: OpenOffice vs. Microsoft Office

    A longtime IT consultant explains why he advises his clients to choose the free OpenOffice desktop suite over similar packages that cost money, like Microsoft Office and StarOffice.

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  • Microsoft clause puts OpenOffice users on notice

    Jaded souls might say that Sun Microsystems sold the open source community down the river in its landmark settlement with Microsoft in April.

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  • Toolbars in OpenOffice.org 2.0, part 2

    OpenOffice.org expert Solveig Haugland recommend how to customize and configure toolbars to for the best fit possible.

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  • Sun, Microsoft OpenOffice clause not a threat

    Microsoft has it in writing that it can sue for improper use of open source code, but the open source community has little cause for concern.

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  • OpenOffice Writer lists: Dependable, powerful and won’t self-replicate when you’re not looking

    Sick of spontaneous formatting with lists in Microsoft Word? Try OpenOffice's Writer, an open source alternative that gives back to you the power to create lists and take control via the toolbar.

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  • Migrating from MS Works database

    Office suites expert Solveig Haugland describes how to update data in a text database to migrate files from MS Works to OpenOffice.

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  • OpenOffice.org, StarOffice gaining momentum, expert says

    Solveig Haugland scoffs at those who believe that Microsoft Office will rule forever. "OpenOffice.org and Sun Microsystems' StarOffice will become as widely used or more so than Microsoft Office is now," she predicted in a recent interview with SearchEnterpriseLinux.com. The two rivals to Microsoft...

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  • Expert: Is OpenOffice lite? Bilingual? MS Publisher-friendly?

    SearchEnterpriseLinux.com OpenOffice expert Solveig Haugland answers questions about the open source office productivity suite from site users.

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