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Re: [K12OSN] Improved Open Office packages



Howdy

Can I rsync the 1.0-1 to this version?

If yes? What will the command be?

Thanks
Budgee

On 8 May 2002, at 23:33, Eric Harrison wrote:

> 
> I added two highly-requested features to Open Office:
> 
>   * defaults to saving new documents in Microsoft-compatible formats
> 
>   * templates for Impress presentations
> 
> 
> One of the biggest complaints about deploying Open Office is that by default
> it generates documents that Microsoft Office cannot read (it's an open
> standard, so of course MS is not going to support it ;-). Considering that
> most schools are currently in a MS Office dominated environment, it makes
> sense to default to formats that MS Office can read.
> 
> SOT office, http://www.sot.com/en/linux/soto/, is a Finnish version of
> Open Office.  One of the things SOT adds to Open Office are templates for
> presentations. Since SOT Office is distributed under the GNU Public License,
> we're free to pull those enhancements out of SOT Office and add them to
> Open Office, which is also distributed on the GPL.
> 
> 
> The additional templates will automatically show up when you create a new
> presentation document.
> 
> If you have not installed Open Office, or are using a version other than
> Open Office 1.0, the document saving defaults will automatically be set the
> first time you run office.
> 
> If you have already installed Open Office 1.0, you can change the defaults
> by selecting from the menu bar:
> 
>    Tools -> Options -> Load/Save -> General
> 
> Under "Standard file format", set the various "Document type"s to
> "Always save as" the format of your choice. For example, set "Text document"
> to always save as "Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP".
> 
> 
> The updated packages are available here:
> 
> ftp://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/pub/distributions/testing/K12LTSP-2.1.0-beta/RPM/OpenOffice-suite-1.0-3.i386.rpm
> ftp://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/pub/distributions/testing/K12LTSP-2.1.0-beta/RPM/OpenOffice-suite-configs-1.0-3.noarch.rpm
> 
> 
> -Eric
> 
> 
> 
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