December 3, 2008 at 11:31 am #159786richardrMember
Is anyone running this on their NC10? Is it any good? I noticed on their website that it needed a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768.
I’m used to Office 2000 and would need compatibility with Office documents (Word and Excel mainly) for work purposes.
I was thinking of getting Office 2007 but after hearing friend’s experiences I’m a little wary as I understand its quite different from previous versions of Office.
Any help, ideas or comments would be most welcome.December 3, 2008 at 1:30 pm #173574jezMember
I got Office 2007 free through the home use program (worth asking at work to see if you are elegible) and I do like the interface. As far as functionality goes there is nothing new in it that I use. But I only use the basic stuff so…
Not installed anything office like on my NC10 yet.December 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm #173577adatay92Member
I use Office 2007 daily and it has taken some getting used to. I moved from Office 2003.
The interface / menu bar is the biggest change. It is possible to hide the menu at the top to give more veritical space on the NC10 screen.
After using it for a couple of months through I’m now used to 2007 and think it’s worth the change.December 3, 2008 at 6:56 pm #173578BritmanMember
Richard, Open office should run fine, only down side can be having to install Java.December 3, 2008 at 7:32 pm #173579Richard TMember
Runs absolutely perfect on my nc10
Just opened it and can’t see anything wrong with it…
@Britman,whats up with java??December 4, 2008 at 3:59 am #173576SerendipMember
I was using NeoOffice, and now Open Office on my Mac since May, without any problems. I had moved all my docs from a WinXP PC, they were all Word or Excel, and everything works as it should.
I’ve had OpenOffice on the NC10 for about a week or so, and it works fine. I don’t know of any issues, Java or otherwise.
I hope that helps!December 4, 2008 at 6:28 am #173580BlackWhizzMember
Well, i would recommend Office 2007. Really, it is different, but i think iits built op logical. Within a month you’l find your way in the program.December 4, 2008 at 8:22 am #173581SquonkMember
Another OO.o v3 user here, and I can confirm that it works perfectly (if a little microscopically) on an NC10. Case in point for the parenthetical phrase, the other day I was viewing a PowerPoint presentation for my psych class and I had the Notes view open. The default zoom was always small but usable on my 15.4″ Toshiba–on the NC10 the slide was so small it was ridiculous. A quick zoom level adjustment fixed that.
I’d say go ahead and give OO.o a whirl–after all, it’s free! Plus, I imagine it’s probably less resource-intensive than Office 2007 (i.e. less flashy interface), but then, I have absolutely no data to back that up.December 4, 2008 at 1:35 pm #173583gmichMember
If you’re just looking for word processing, try AbiWord. It’s free, light on resources, and much faster than OO or Word. And it will open Word documents fine and save new documents in .doc format.December 4, 2008 at 8:24 pm #173575jonbadMember
have a look at my “sticky” thread in Applications in this forum so a list of alternatives to Open Office. All of them should work fine and there’s plenty of choiceDecember 5, 2008 at 8:39 pm #173582WorldlifeMember
I have had Open Office on both my desktop and laptop and I am very pleased with the way it functions.
Love the option of sending documents etc by PDF. I found the Microsoft Office automations sometimes were quite obnoxiouls when doing a complex paragraphed document and Open Office is very user friendly in this respect.
PS Still waiting for the Sammy that was supposed to be delivered Thursday and failed again for Friday – it is the courier’s fault (Business Post) and not the retailer Dixon’s
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