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I've found that OpenOffice does run slower than Word when working on a
Word document that has large-ish graphical headers, footers, or
watermark... anything that it thinks it needs to re-render (or whatever
term I want to be using here...) as you scroll.
When I've created docs from scratch and set up the pages (including
graphic elements) in OOo, it doesn't seem to drag as much. Something
about the way Word does it... as translated through the OOo import
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Hudson [mailto:caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 13:58
> To: McLauchlan, Kevin
> Cc: Evelyn Lee Barney; TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: Frame or laTex
> OpenOffice seemed to run a bit slower than Word. Is the latest version
> like this? Has anyone put together a best practices book on OpenOffice
> that describes how to do section page numbering, outline numbering,
> On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 1:52 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin
> <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> > Or, OpenOffice.org, which is the basis of StarOffice, only without
> > proprietary filters, and which is even CHEAPER! :-)
> >> -----Original Message-----
> > On Behalf Of Evelyn Lee Barney said:
> >> I don't know if this will fit your needs or not- but I use Star
> >> 8. They advertise it as comparable to Microsoft office - but I
> > it
> >> has more features, and some of the functionality of frame. It's
> >> CHEAP!
> >> http://www.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/index.jsp
> >> Ev
> >> Rob Hudson wrote:
> >> > Hi All,
> >> >
> >> > I'm looking into Word alternatives to produce proposals and other
> >> > documents with rather complicated numbering schemes. Am I better
> >> > investing in Frame or should I look into something like laTex?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks,
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