Granny Dumps MS Office for OpenOffice -
Dumps MS Office for OpenOffice
month, Granny tells us how she easily switched from MS Office to the fully
compatible OpenOffice to gain the benefits of Linux.
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Hello my dear,
I am so thankful you stopped at my page
to learn a little about my favorite Linux programs and for some of my home
made apple cider! While the cider is cooling, let me introduce you
to the amazing OpenOffice software.
I went from using the expensive MS Office to the fully compatible SUN OpenOffice
on my stable and inexpensive Linux OS. It is such a joy to gain both
the stability of Linux and the compatibility needed to exchange files with
my dear friends.
I was so concerned that moving to Linux
would mean I was no longer able to be compatible with and exchange files
with others. Within moments after installing OpenOffice, I realized
this was not true at all!
Instead, I was able to easily edit my MS
Word .doc files, make changes to old PowerPoint .ppt files, and even update
an Excel .xls spreadsheet all from the convenience of OpenOffice for Linux!
I've included a screen capture of me opening
my home-goals.doc file in Linux. I could edit and save to the file
format I knew people used without sacrificing performance, stability, and
especially my hard earned money!
How easy the OpenOffice creators made it
for me to switch. The menus and features were so easy and similar
that I could begin using OpenOffice immediately. Below I have a screen
capture of the OpenOffice main menu, which is a breeze to use if you are
use to Microsoft tools.
This shows how even an old lady like me
can easily make this change from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice!
Most important of all, I don't have to waste my meager retirement money
on the expensive Office software, when I can get OpenOffice for so much
But please don't take my word for it.
I want you to see for yourself that making the switch away from Microsoft
is easy and still totally compatible! I've included a link to the
fully operational OpenOffice program,
which is the free open source version of OpenOffice.
For my next article, I hope to review a
few more of my favorite programs at the usual Linux price of $0. Until
then, the Lord bless you and hope you have a joyful day!
Special Ed writer
SUN and OpenOffice are registered trademarks of SUN Microsystems Inc. MS is the abbreviation used
for Microsoft. Microsoft and Microsoft Office are registered trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation. Granny (not just any "granny") is one
of our all time biggest Linux users. More Linux tips and information
are always available on our help pages.