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Re: [K12OSN] office suite interoperability




then for a school you can use this.

Microsoft word is NOT ADA nor 508 compliant.

Bob




 On Sun, 8 Jul 2007, David Hopkins wrote:

> Hopefully the plug-in will work really well and the migration to open
> standards can begin.  However, I am a pessimist on this.  Another really big
> pet peeve of mine are requests for full versions of Adobe Acrobat so that
> pdf's can be created.  Typically, they want Adobe distiller installed, and
> the full version of Adobe Acrobat.  They have no issue with editing in MS
> Office document, creating a pdf with distiller, and then having to use
> Acrobat to edit that.  When I mention just creating pdf's directly with
> OO.org or StarOffice instead, it is like I have 3 heads or something because
> that is too complicated and is not the corect way.  Oh well.
>
> Sincerely,
> Dave Hopkins
>
>
> On 7/8/07, James P. Kinney III <jkinney localnetsolutions com> wrote:
> >
> > I hear repeatedly "We MUST use Microsoft office because that's what
> > everyone has". I guess "lemmings" comes to mind...
> >
> > It really bothers me that people who in general will be writing just a
> > few pages with a picture or two are brainwashed into believing they MUST
> > have an application that will cost each pc more than the value of the pc
> > each year in licensing.
> >
> > Thus enters OpenOffice.org
> >
> > What a fabulous application. Cross platform so Windows, Mac and Linux
> > (and Solaris and SGI and...) user can all share files seamlessly.
> >
> > Yes I _still_ hear the argument "But people don't have OpenOffice at
> > home so we can't use it".
> >
> > ?????
> >
> > It costs $0 to obtain a legal copy.
> >
> > So the often used rule in K12LTSP is to setup OpenOffice so the default
> > output format is Microsoft Office format.
> >
> > Personally, I think that is a bad idea. It's just a short term kludge
> > workaround to not having the resources to train people in how to "Save
> > As".
> >
> > But Sun has stepped up and released the best solution - a plugin to
> > Microsoft Office that can read and write OpenOffice format files.
> >
> > The file format of OpenOffice is an ISO standard right now. Make sure
> > everyone keeps hearing that mantra - OpenOffice is standards compliant
> > but Microsoft Office is not.
> >
> > Then offer the plugin to help bring Microsoft Office up to current world
> > standards:
> >
> > http://www.sun.com/software/star/openoffice/
> >
> > Be sure to remind everyone that open document formats are just like
> > knowledge: good for everyone.
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > James P. Kinney III
> > CEO & Director of Engineering
> > Local Net Solutions,LLC
> > 770-493-8244
> > http://www.localnetsolutions.com
> >
> > GPG ID: 829C6CA7 James P. Kinney III (M.S. Physics)
> > <jkinney localnetsolutions com>
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