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[tdf-discuss] Re: OpenOffice dead and burried?


On 05/19/2011 03:11 PM, Jean Hollis Weber wrote:
On Thu, 2011-05-19 at 14:18 -0700, plino wrote:
Hi Jean

The free version of the Sun ODF Plugin is still available and I often
recommend it to the many people I know who are still using MSO 2000, XP,
or 
2003.<http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/Sun-ODF-Plugin-for-Microsoft-Office.shtml>


But it's a 75Mb download... It's half LO installer :)

The Open Source Add-in I mentioned is 4.5Mb (it does require .Net 2.0 SP1
but most Windows PCs already have this, even on Windows XP)

I didn't try the Sun plugin but if it is as fast and efficient as the Open
Source version I wouldn't it recommend to a friend ;)


All reports I've heard on it say the Sun plugin worked well, unlike the
"Open Source Add-in" which, from what I've heard, did a very poor job of
conversion in many cases. I don't have the time or energy to look up
those reports, but I think at least one was by Rob Weir.

That said, the Sun ODF Plugin is old enough that it may not deal with
some of the newer features in OOo/LibO. And I agree, the file size is a
disincentive.

--Jean

Actually it works pretty well with Office 2003 & LO 3.4.0B5 & yes it is
a large program. However my copies are from Sun that I obtained with a
Sun account. Given that Oracle changed it to a non-free offering (same
program) when last offered, I have to wonder if the Softpedia version is
actually a legal copy.

Another I found, but have not tried:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ooo-word-filter/






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