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  •              writer can convert documents to PDF/SWF while word requires plug-in              offical word 2007 PDF plug-in has very limited functions, cannot encrypt the PDF document              writer can directly open PDF file while word cannot
  • Drag multiple cells: Excel need to click the frame to drag a set of cells. Calc can drag the group cell by click anywhere inside the cells, very convenient and easy to do. When ctrl+v paste a group cell where cover the cells have contents, Calc alert, mo not. But when dragging, Excel alert, Calc not. This comes to one small issue of Calc . We know it is easy to drag group of cells in Calc , and it won’t alert you when you overwrite something, some careless ppl may corrupt some data by mistake. Excel Calc Backspace clear left-top cell clear full cell Delete clear full cell popup option rightclick 4. Excel gives a strange floating point series when it can’t identify the series. Calc increase each number by 1 and append, etc. For example 1,4,6,2,7 if drag become 1,4,6,2,7, 2,5,7,3,8, 3,6,8…..etc 5. Can use mouse drag the picture file (not picture), into Calc . For Excel , when you drag in, it gives you a pointer says can drag, but actually nothing happen. 6. Calc have more farmat to saved as compare to Excel . The key things is that Calc can saved as Excel , but Excel can not saved for Calc . But, some of the format saving by Calc are not work properly. For example some format may saved without language, which means when you open it again, all the words (for example chinese charactors), are “?” instead.
  • Not many nice http://www.presentationmagazine.com/is-open-office-impress-better-than-powerpoint-94.htm formats and backgrounds for the users to choose from, thus open office impress fail to really impress the audience.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenOffice.org#Market_share
  • 1. Network effect: when people cooperate with each other to do a work, they have to take into concern the network effect. It is not like web browsers, which people generally do not have to take into concern the network effect. That is why the open source web browser firefox can become a leader in the market, but open office cannot. At the moment, ms office is the office suite that has the most market share, thus benefiting from the network effect. How to turn the negative situation into positive is what open office has to do. Maybe by promotions in schools and
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    • 1. OpenOffice.org VS. Microsoft Office Gao Yuan Liu Huiyan Zhou Tianyu
    • 2. OBJECTIVE
      • Compare OpenOffice.org 3.2 with MS-Office 2007 from the view of a user
        • Writer vs Word
        • Calc vs Excel
        • Impress vs PowerPoint
      • Give recommendations on OpenOffice.org
    • 3. General advantages Open source Large open source community Customizable
    • 4. USER INTERFACE MICROSOFT OFFICE
    • 5. USER INTERFACE OPENOFFICE
    • 6. WRITER VS WORD
      • Save as PDF format
      • No grammar check (add-on support)
      • Small dictionary for spelling check
      • Find and replace: cannot find hard return
      Word Writer Scientific words labeled as ‘mistakes’ 25 44
    • 7. CALC VS EXCEL
      • File format saving
      • Drag multiple cells
        • Not friendly to touchpad users
        • Overwrite cells
      • Professional statistic analysis: functions
    • 8. IMPRESS VS POWERPOINT
      • Export to flash
      • Slow response speed
      • SmartArt
      • Design of format, background, etc
    • 9. COMPATIBILITY
      • Compatible: Headers & footers, automatic page numbering, variable fonts, multicolumn
      • Incompatible: Paragraph spacing, picture position, text and picture layout, numbering
    • 10. MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS The market share of Microsoft office is growing at a tremendous speed Although open office come out before ms office the market share of it grows very slowly
    • 11. WHY IS OPEN OFFICE NOT AS POPULAR AS MS OFFICE?
      • Piracy makes ms office free as well
      • Network effect
      • Lack of promotion
      • Open source doesn't benefit ordinary people
      • People do not trust the reliability of open source software
    • 12. IMPROVEMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS
      • Online collaboration
        • Cooperate with Pbworks
      • Focus on a more friendly user interface
        • E.g., ribbon in office 2007
    • 13.
      • Improve on compatibly
      • OOXML is now an open international standard.
      • Add-ons manager
      • Firefox as an example
      IMPROVEMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS