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Office Shootout: OpenOffice.org Impress vs. Microsoft PowerPoint, Round 2

Oct 03, 2007, 03:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

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"How does the current version of OpenOffice.org (OOo) compare with Microsoft Office in its ability to produce slide presentations? The last time I tried to answer that question, two years ago, both OOo Impress and Microsoft PowerPoint had features that the other lacked. To see how the two programs compare now, I installed Microsoft Office 2007 and OpenOffice.org 2.3, and went through the process of designing a slide show from start to finish. To my surprise, the results were more decisive than in my last comparison. They're not enough to award a knockout victory, but, even based on points, the winner is clear.

"Starting the creation of a presentation in the Office 2007 version of PowerPoint is different in several ways from earlier versions..."

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