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Linux Journal: OOo Off the Wall: Floating Windows

Oct 22, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Floating windows are one of the keys to using OpenOffice.org efficiently. In the same way that the design of OpenOffice.org nudges users towards styles and templates, it also leads them towards using floating windows to manage and apply resources. OpenOffice.org is not the first program to use floating windows; Adobe products such as PhotoShop and Illustrator have used them for years, and FrameMaker uses them for applying styles. No other office program that I am aware of, however, makes them such an essential part of the work flow. And no program of any sort customizes their positioning in the same way that OpenOffice.org does..."

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