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SearchOpenSource: Easing Migration with the OpenOffice.org Menu and Toolbar Configuration Tools

May 25, 2006, 10:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Solveig Haugland)

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link. ]

"One of my blog readers reports that, when he migrated his organization to OpenOffice.org, he didn't even tell the users that they were switching to a different office suite. He just said that there was going to be a big upgrade. Then, he and his migration cohorts modified the OpenOffice.org menus and toolbars to resemble the Microsoft Office layout and phrasing as much as possible (without violating copyright, of course) and gave that configured version to the users. He reports very few problems with the migration.

"I love that story. Is the biggest problem with change simply that it is change...?"

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