It Just Works

As I’ve mentioned more than once in this blog when it turns to technology themes, I don’t use Microsoft Office products any more.

This article, like all others since 200 Words began, is written using the (OOo) Writer. Since I began using OOo , I’ve used it to compose hundreds of articles and two books.

This article is being written using OOo version 2.4, the latest stable version. If things had gone to schedule, I’d be using version 3.0, but the new release, originally scheduled for release last month, is late. It won’t see the light of day until Monday next.

I have a fair idea what to expect next week, since most features have already been covered in press previews, and are well-known from beta tests.

Version 3 won’t include any major surprises. It will include a new start screen, open the latest version MS Office files, and supports the latest Open Document Format standard. Word is, it will also allow me to edit PDFs.

That’s pretty much it, really. No fancy ribbons, no change for the sake of change, just an upgrade that works to the principle better late than broken.

And that suits me just fine.

By Gerard Cunningham

Gerard Cunningham occupies his time working as a journalist, writer, sub-editor, blogger and podcaster, yet still finds himself underemployed.


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