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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:40 pm    Post subject: Need help on problem Reply with quote

I dont want to go over to Mircosoft but I think I may be forced into it. At Uni there is no software that can save in opendocument format, this is because all they use is MS Office. Because of this I cant work on something at home using Openoffice then at uni using MS office.
Of course Openoffice can open MS documents but not perfectly, I use alot of formulas in my documents and they dont transfer over very well, if at all.
Im not rich enough to get a loptop, portable openoffice doesnt want to work for me, i cant see any other way around it. This is why I hate Microsoft, they screw everyone over.
Im open to any suggestions.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could do some lobbying to get OOo installed. At my Uni (Leeds, UK) we now have OOo 2.0 Writer provided in an unsupported form. I think this was done because it is already installed on the School of Computing's Linux systems. They've hidden it away in some obscure menu, perhaps to prevent people from finding it.

Yes, MS does screw people over like this. My way is to strictly stick to OpenDocument at home. If ever I need to send a file to someone else, it's as a PDF.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See if you can find out who the tech is for the computers you use. He may well have a hidden work around that he kkeps secret from the staff. It all depends on catching him in a good mood.

Can you use a live CD in their computers? Or use PDF?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol. When I was doing work for my professor, the computer in her shared office had "Username: User - Password: qazxsw" posted on the monitor. It logs into XP in an admin account, so I just installed OOo right onto the computer when the .ppt files wouldn't work.

Although at another time, I forgot to save to .pdf or .doc when going to print an assignment, so I had to e-mail it to a friend to convert it and send it back to me! This, however, was at the school newspaper. I should get them to install OOo, although their computer systems are screwed up enough already.

Once this semester is over, I'll be spending some time on the OOo Marketing Wiki, developing The Case for Switching, so that I can extract from it a solid case to apply at my university.

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