Re: URL for StarOffice is here
On Sun, 8 Jun 1997, Ralph Winslow wrote:
> stephen farrell wrote:
> > Hamish Moffatt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > On Sat, Jun 07, 1997 at 10:58:59AM -0600, Rick Macdonald wrote:
> > > > On Sat, 7 Jun 1997, Paul Serice wrote:
> Do any of these import Word* or Wordperfect? I don't want to re-type
> my resume. One of these days I'm going to have to reverse engineer a
> Word to troff perl.
StarOffice imports word and wordperfect files and 9 or 10 others ..
Exporting/saveas I havn't tried yet.
> > > >
> > > > > Plenty of people have asked for the URL after I posted a
> > > > > "Debian Success Story". So, here it is
> > > > > ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/staroffice
> > > >
> > > > Can anybody give a report of the StarOffice word processor
> > > > compared to Lyx?
> > >
> > > I tried StarOffice earlier today. <snip> a pan review <snip>.
> > >
> > > Anyone want to give a comparison with Applixware?
> > > I'm considering buying Applixware because it is only $100 AUD
> > > student price, which is pretty good (MS Office 97 is $200
> > > for students I think, regularly nearly $500).
> > >
> > You should also take a gander at wp 7 before you throw any money on
> > the table. There is a beta at http://www.sdcorp.com/. I've never
> > tried applixware, but I prefer wp7 to staroffice, and it's much better
> > than wp 6 for linux, though quite reminiscent (hopefully they'll fix
> > some things before the release, like the cheezy preferences
> > button-box, and some remaining problems with font-rendering).
> > I didn't care much for lyx. It didn't seem to offer an advantages
> > over auctex/emacs/xdvi (which would probably be my wordprocessing
> > platform of choice--these commercial offerings are mostly useful for
> > when people send me Word6 smack).
> > --sf
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