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Scuba_Dave 09-26-2010 02:41 PM

Finally installed OpenOffice
The new PC came with Word & Excel 2010 Starter pak
They limited some of t he functionality
But nothing that I really ran across until I tried to freeze the top pane in Excel
I happen to use that feature a lot as a description of what is located below
And when scrolling down I want the column description to stay
So...appears that function is limited

Dumping MS Office for OpenOffice
I just wish they had an E-mail client bundled in
I installed Thunderbird...still getting used to it

DangerMouse 09-27-2010 07:03 PM

Opera has built-in email. Po)


delawareIT 12-22-2010 09:57 AM

Open Office is a powerful little program..
especially when you consider its cost.. lolol

just turn off the 'start when windows starts'
outside of that OpenOffice Rox...

poppameth 12-23-2010 05:54 AM

Opera Mail works but its layout is just plain weird. It seems to be cluttered and not that intuitive to me. Of course I've been using Thunderbird so long now that maybe I'm just use to it.

DangerMouse 12-23-2010 07:00 AM

Weird? I never thought so. It's even better now with the 'mouse to the left opens mail sidebar' feature!


poppameth 12-24-2010 09:22 AM

Like I said could just be what I'm use to. I've been trying to use it with a Gmail account lately and not liking it very much. For some reason it doesn't always want to check the IMAP server correctly. Other times it works fine. Thunderbird has no issues at any time connecting. I'll figure it out eventually.

trav2001 12-25-2010 02:56 PM

I used OpenOffice for years with Thunderbird. I liked both. Now tho I've done some small side work for a friend that gets all the Microsoft stuff and puts on his employees pc's for us for no cost to us, so i just use that. But I've gotten away from an email client and just went back to a web based email. For me it's easier.

But again I am a HUGE lover of OpenOffice.

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