[K12OSN] advice needed: Moving to Open Office

Burke Almquist balmquist at mindfirestudios.com
Sat Jun 17 05:27:15 UTC 2006

This same thing can happen in the same versions of Word if you are on  
computers that have different fonts installed. It's not an OpenOffice  
issue as much as a font issue. Secondly, Word and OpenOffice are Word  
Processors, not Desktop Publishing programs. They aren't designed for  
layout consistency like Publisher, Scribus, Quark, InDesign...
That's the fundamental problem, you are using a word processor when  
the tool you apparently really want is a DTP program.

On Jun 14, 2006, at 5:51 PM, Rob Owens wrote:

> 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:

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