19 Nov 2008
Yay for OOo
I’m working on a fairly complex lab for an engineering class. My writeup for this lab includes diagrams, figure captions, equations, references, headers, and some crazy tables. All of this has been created in Word 2007 on the XP machines in the engineering computer labs. However, I needed to make some calculations dependent on the data in my writeup and the only machine I had access to was my laptop, which runs Kubuntu 8.10 with OO.o 3.0. So, I figured I should give it a try.
Boy am I impressed. Not only did open office open the docx correctly, along with all of the special formatting, it also did so directly from the samba share that holds the files.
Chalk one up for open source =).