Where to, LibreOffice?

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 19:39:58 UTC 2012

I made a promise to myself to never use pirated software for pay or
profit.  For hobbies like this, I allow myself to pirate things for a test
drive sometimes if there are no trial licenses, but I'm averse to ongoing
use of stolen software.  I pay my way.

On the other hand, I have a licensed copy of Office Pro 2003 sitting idle.
I just don't know how to set it up under Wine.  I don't know how to set
anything at all up under Wine, for that matter though I've kind of wished I
did a few times.

On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 4:44 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10 November 2012 23:55, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > After a long time away, I find myself coming back to a word processor.
>  I'm
> > about to write for publication, and they prefer a word-compatible
> format.  I
> > used to use OpenOffice a bit, and don't remember having any trouble with
> it.
> > Now the repos seem to only have LibreOffice -- the things named after
> > OpenOffice seem to be all transitional packages, not really OpenOffice at
> > all.
> >
> > I've been at this a day, and I've already filed 3 bugs.  This does not
> seem
> > good.  Before I spend the effort to switch over to see if things really
> > *are* better over there, would someone please comment about the
> pros/cons of
> > downloading and using OpenOffice on xubuntu/ubuntu?
> I have not had any problems with LibreOffice, but if you want to
> switch to OO, I see no reason why not. I used to quite routinely rip
> out Ubuntu's install of OO and replace it with a newer version
> downloaded from the OO site.
> Before you try to install OO, though, remove all trace of LO first. If
> you try to run both side-by-side, I would anticipate problems.
> On a side-note, I will also observe that for compatibility, I also run
> Microsoft Word 97 SR-2 under WINE and it works pretty much flawlessy.
> Word 97 has the same native file-format used up to Office 2003 & which
> is still supported by Office 97 and 2010. By modern standards, it is
> tiny and lightning-fast.
> I have an actual licenced copy of Word 97 standalone, but I am sure
> you could find it readily on the Interwebs and I really doubt
> Microsoft will be worried about you running a 15-year-old knockoff.
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Kevin O'Gorman

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