[K12OSN] advice needed: Moving to Open Office

Rob Owens hick518 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 14 22:51:46 UTC 2006

One thing that grieves me is that the default font for
OpenOffice in Windows seems to be different than the
default font for OpenOffice in Linux.  This means that
if you switch back and forth between those two
platforms when editing a document, the layout isn't
always the same.  (This is due to the fact that some
fonts fit more letters on a line than others).  I
noticed this when doing resumes and other documents
where I was trying to get the text to fit "just right"
on the page.

I'm sure there are ways around this issue, I just
don't know what they are...

--- john  <lists.john at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> This is not a K12LTSP question, but I hope you can
> help anyway.
> We're looking into moving all of the computer labs
> in our district to Open
> Office next year.
> The tech department brought together the teachers
> who manage these labs and
> after several hours of exploring Word and OO side by
> side the teachers felt
> comfortable enough to give the o.k. to move forward.
> Now we are trying to
> plan this rollout.
> This rollout is is going to happen on both Windows
> boxes and LTSP nodes,
> with the majority being on XP/SP2 under Active
> Directory. Could folks who
> have gone before give me some ideas of what to
> expect in terms of teacher
> and student needs, complaints etc. I'd love to be
> able to anticipate
> problems and solutions ahead of time. Are there any
> case studies from
> schools for OO that anyone could point me at?
> TIA!!
> John
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