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

“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


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