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NewsForge: StarOffice Enterprise Tools are Flawed but Helpful

Feb 01, 2006, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Strom)

"If you're investigating Sun's StarOffice as a replacement for Microsoft Office, you'll need to address the conversion question. While StarOffice can read Microsoft Office documents pretty well, the two products' macro languages are incompatible. Sun's StarOffice Enterprise Tools aim to help. The Professional Analysis Wizard and the Macro Migration Wizard are bundled at no extra charge as part of an enterprise license of SO (though you can't download them from the Web). Whether they can help you depends on how many Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations you need to convert -- and don't expect miracles.

"If you just have hundreds of files that you'll need going forward, then the two migration tools from Sun will be moderately, but not completely, helpful..."

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