Writer Archive

20 Feb 2009

Openoffice.org: 7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do

[From PC Mag] Even though OpenOffice.org – which is, yes, an application suite, not just a Web site – can’t do everything Office can, it can do a lot, and it has some of its own tricks
6 Feb 2009

OpenOffice.org 3 Writer Guide

The manual, edited by OOoAuthors, it’s available at Lulu. It’s over 500 pages, and costs only 20 bucks.
5 Oct 2008

OpenOffice.org: four million downloads in the last twelve months

Sometimes today, a sunny Italian Sunday, someone will download for the fourth million time the Italian version of OpenOffice.org. In the same timeframe, the number of PCs sold in Italy has been around six million. Of course,
25 May 2008

3D Transitions in OpenOffice.org 2.4

Just an idea of the 3D transitions you can use with OpenOffice.org 2.4 on Linux. Technorati Tags: openoffice,3d transitions
23 Apr 2008

He really understands open source

“There’s free software and then there‚Äôs open source”, he suggested, noting that the company gives away its software in developing countries. With open source software, on the other hand, “there is this thing called the GPL, which
25 Mar 2008

2008 Future of Open Source survey

Some key findings: Approximately 81 percent of respondents feel the economy’s turbulence is “good” for open source software Respondents revealed that the top three factors that make open source software attractive include: lower acquisition and maintenance costs
15 Mar 2008

OpenOffice.org 3.0 goes to LGPLv3

The change has been announced last week, but I think it’s important to read Simon Phipp’s comments on its relevance. This quote sums it up: OpenOffice.org’s license will change to LGPLv3 as part of a broader set
5 Mar 2008

A remarkable post about the BRM

Antonis Christofides, one of the Greek delegates, has written an extensive and remarkable post about the BRM. He clarifies many of the points that were left in the dark by most of the other delegates that have
3 Mar 2008

Open Standards Requirement for Software

Reprinted from the Open Source Initiative web site: The Requirement An “open standard” must not prohibit conforming implementations in open source software. The Criteria To comply with the Open Standards Requirement, an “open standard” must satisfy the
3 Mar 2008

From the OOo February Newsletter

Developer’s Guide is now in the Wiki The OpenOffice.org Developer’s Guide is now available online in the OpenOffice.org Wiki. The main purpose of moving the guide into the wiki is for maintenance reasons and the hope to