An alternative for MsOffice?
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With Linux (RedHat8.0) as operating system and OpenOffice (www.openoffice.org) as Office-suite you can start working without having to pay too much for software.

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Sonja Tomaskovic  Identity Verified
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I am a Linux fan.. Dec 20, 2002

... however, I had to experience that OpenOffice and MS Office can display documents differently.



I also had problems in creating an OpenOffice file that would look the same in Word - and vv., could not create a Word file that would look the same in OpenOffice.



I really wished these two tools were more compatible, but I am afraid, so far they aren\'t.



If you have a client who is very focused on layout, style etc., he will not accept documents edited with OpenOffice.



Regards,



Sonja


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Aliseo Japan  Identity Verified
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OpenOffice and CAT Dec 20, 2002

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On 2002-12-20 08:41, williamson wrote:

With Linux (RedHat8.0) as operating system and OpenOffice (www.openoffice.org) as Office-suite you can start working without having to pay too much for software.





Hello,

are you using OpenOffice with CAT software as well (Deja Vu, Trados or others)? If yes, how well does it work?



Thank you in advance and kind regards



Mario Cerutti

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Michael Tovbin  Identity Verified
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OpenOffice Dec 20, 2002

And it is a real hassle making OpenOffice undertsnd non-Latin based alphabets, and there is no guarantee that even if you do they are going to be fully compatible with windoze-based software.



Unfortunately, customers mostly work with MS Office.


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Rick Henry  Identity Verified
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OmegaT Dec 20, 2002

You can try OmegaT - http://www.marcprior.de/OmegaT/OmegaT.html

I haven\'t played around with it too much, and it uses it\'s own format (not Trados compat), but it looks promising.



R.

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On 2002-12-20 12:59, aliseo wrote:

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On 2002-12-20 08:41, williamson wrote:

With Linux (RedHat8.0) as operating system and OpenOffice (www.openoffice.org) as Office-suite you can start working without having to pay too much for software.





Hello,

are you using OpenOffice with CAT software as well (Deja Vu, Trados or others)? If yes, how well does it work?



Thank you in advance and kind regards



Mario Cerutti



[ This Message was edited by:on2002-12-20 14:26]

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xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
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Hi Sonja,



>>I also had problems in creating an OpenOffice file that would look the same

in Word - and vv., could not create a Word file that would look the same in

OpenOffice.


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xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
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OpenOffice.org Dec 20, 2002

Hi Michael,



>>And it is a real hassle making OpenOffice undertsnd non-Latin based

alphabets


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xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
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OmegaT Dec 20, 2002

Hi Rick,



>>I haven\'t played around with it too much, and it uses it\'s own format (not

Trados compat)


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