From: JB Foster <jb -dot- foster -at- shaw -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 20:45:12 -0600

If you're thinking of installing OpenOffice on Win 2000, watch out! If
OpenOffice becomes corrupt, it may be difficult to remove.

For me, it crashed just before completing installation; and wouldn't let me
load over the faulty install. Even worse - it's designed so that Window's
'Add\remove Programs' can't remove the existing OpenOffice. I.M.H.O., not
one of the brightest designs for a program. Since I don't have time to play
with it, I'll remove OpenOffice manually and stay with MS Office for the

Just thought I'd inform everyone on the list, of my experience (misfortune)
with 'OpenOffice'. Guess that's what you get with 'free' products.


Bruce Byfield wrote:

> The next version of (should be 1.2) will include XML
> mport. It's free for the download,and should be ready in a few weeks.
> If you're used to working in MS Word, will be reasonably
> familiar, but much more powerful. Many of the nagging problems of MS
> Word, such as the automated numbering and master document corruption,
> are solved in OO.o. In addition, OO.o is more style-oriented in every
> aspect. For all these reasons,once you get used to the switch, you
> should be much more productive in OO.o than in MS Word.

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