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OpenOffice.org: Interactions Between Programs

Sep 16, 2010, 15:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Some people insist that OpenOffice.org should be called an office application instead of an office suite. The distinction that they are trying to make is that the programs in OpenOffice.org share a common code base, instead of being separate programs that are simply bundled together, the way that Microsoft Office's are.

"This distinction means that the complete OpenOffice.org is much smaller than any version of MS Office (and that you don't save nearly the space you expect by installing only the components you actually use). It also means that many dialogs are identical in different programs, which makes them easier to learn. And, most important of all, it means that the separate programs can easily interact with one another."

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