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new microsoft office panel ! Answered

school installed office 2007 with the new panels i really like it ! i want the same thng on my linux boxes at home ! are there any applications like power point and word which are for linux and free and with panels as in microsoft office ?

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kelseymh

10 years ago

Try OpenOffice. It's happier running under Gnome instead of KDE, but doesn't require it (unless you want to use the accessibility features, apparently).

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ll.13kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

I tried OpenOffice, but just found compatibility problems with the assignment files we're given. I went with the flow and got M$ Office, I must admit, I quite like it though. :)

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PKM

10 years ago

At the moment I don't think so- if I remember correctly Microsoft have trademarked the Ribbon interface to stop competitors ripping it off (for the next couple of years at least), because they need some unique features or no-one would buy their software. Predictably, after hating it at first (because square wheels are better than round ones if they came first) I see why they did it and appreciate the advantages- it's just a shame they rearranged everything so, for instance, there's no "View" menu and you have to relearn where everything is.

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11010010110PKM

Reply 10 years ago

i found it ! allmost . .

koffice 2 beta is what i am looking for ! http://koffice.kde.org/

i only have 2 problems with it . .

i cannot figure out how to make it support right2left writing direction for hebrew (i could not in 1.6 too)

it installs kde 4 libraries that break some of my kde 3 applications

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Lithium Rainkelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

=O

OpenOffice!! I must get this! It looks so pretty! So useful! So...free!

All the wasted years...

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11010010110kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

thanks i use openoffice. but it has all the huge and messy toolbars and menus that microsoft ofice got rid off. thats why i look for something else

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kelseymh11010010110

Reply 10 years ago

Ah! Didn't understand that was what you were pointing out in your topic. I'd guess that OO will incorporate those features in a future release (they seem to try to stay looking something like Micros**t for compatibility's sake).