Office 12

I was given a copy of Office 12 to try the other day. I plan to
compare it to Open Office.

The update on Open Office so far goes like this. Draw is not
impressive at all. I enjoyed using Writer and Calc. They feel almost
exactly like Word and Excel. I liked the ability to save documents as
PDF. One thing I find off is that there is a media player built into
the program. Why would I need a media player. Does it take so long
for me to run formulas that I will want to watch a movie?

Here is a few things on Office 12. Instead of the the older menu
interface Office 12 uses a new interface based on tabs that organize
sets of functions under headings such as "Write," "Page Layout," and
"Review". It will take some getting used to but this might turn out
to be more intuitive. Everything is XML based but the XML schema that
is used just works with MS apps. I really do not have much to say
yet because I have not had time with it yet. I will post updates.

One thought on “Office 12

  1. Hey Eric. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about Office 12. Also. So you know the Office XML is plain old XML nothing locking you to the MS platform. Save a word doc as .DOCX and then crack it open with notepad (the zip file) and you’ll be able to see the fully formed standard complient XML.

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