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Star Office 5.2 [was Re: Plea for help]

I've found Applix 5.0 to be excellent at reading Word documents.  My 
only problem is that it doesn't save them as doc format (exports via 
rtf).  Their help also seems to be better than StarOffice.   


On Tue, 16 May 2000, Paul Lussier wrote:
> In a message dated: Mon, 15 May 2000 16:34:35 EDT
> Jonathan Arnold said:
> >> Which reminds me:  I just got a significant doc in Word  format,  and
> >> when  I  printed  it on my wife's W98 machine, parts came out garbled
> >> and funny looking.  I've heard a rumor that there was a Word that ran
> >
> >You might try looking at StarOffice. It's a free Office-like suite from
> >Sun, that runs on Windows & Linux. The latest beta version (5.2) has some
> >pretty solid filters for reading and writing MSoft files. Check it out at:
> I've found 5.2 beta to be significantly slower than 5.1.  Though they've 
> upgraded the filters somewhat, they still seem to mangle a significant amount 
> of Word docs (relatively simple ones at that).
> For those who are just plain cheap, and have the patience/willingness to 
> ignore the cosmetics/aestheticss of the format mangling in SO, it's a great 
> choice.  For those who insist on importing a doc correctly, I recommend 
> Applixware 5.0.  It's been vastly improved since 4.4.2, works with all the gtk 
> libraries, and the filters work much better than even in their 5.0 beta 
> release.

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