The free open-source alternative to Microsoft Office now has a new edition with enhancements for both users and developers.
Web 2.0 is built on the idea of styles, so it's astounding when the best and brightest of online applications fails to support styles in user documents.
Free programs such as the Jarte word processor and Gnumeric spreadsheet have features their Office equivalents lack.
Converting just about any file to PDF is as easy as hitting your Print button. Try going in the other direction and you'll meet an insane number of roadblocks and potholes. Here's a collection of conversion utilities to help you find your way.
With a few settings tweaks and cautious formatting, you can keep from losing features when moving files between the two word processors.
Give your Writer documents, Calc spreadsheets, and Impress presentations more impact by using the great add-ons for the productivity suite.
You can add fonts, templates, extensions, and other features to ease the adjustment to OpenOffice.org's suite of productivity applications.
Make sure the people you send Word documents and Excel spreadsheets can open, view, and work on the files.
OpenOffice just keeps getting better. 2.4 is excellent.
Yahoo, Google, Adobe, Sun Microsystems, and even Microsoft freshen up the open-source marketplace.