Go-OO Open Office Fork - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software > Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-16-2008, 07:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Osiris's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,817
Send a message via ICQ to Osiris Send a message via AIM to Osiris Send a message via MSN to Osiris Send a message via Yahoo to Osiris
Default Go-OO Open Office Fork

Go-OO (found at Neowin), which probably stands for Go Open Office, is a fork of the original Open Office software that adds a multitude of features and optimizations to Open Office. The developers created a page on their website that details the improvements that Go-OO offers over the original Open Office client.
It starts with additional build in file support for Microsoft Office 2007 file types like docx, pptx and xlsx which can be imported without difficulties. Other import additions include SVG and Microsoft Works support as well as a filter to import WordPerfect Graphics. Then we have improved Excel interoperability, VBA macro support, improved EMF rendering, text Grid rendering and rich fields support which might be interesting to some users.
Linux users will probably like the build in 3D transitions in presentations, the Unix systray quick-starter and GStreamer integration.
Best of all it still feels and looks like Open Office which means that transition from Open Office to Go-OO should be fluid. The only aspect that I find a bit troublesome is that the application cannot be installed if a newer version of Open Office was found on the computer. I had Open Office 3 installed and I was only able to install Go-OO after uninstalling that client.

Go-OO Open Office Fork
Osiris is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Office Open XML Converters for Mac in June Osiris Apple and Mac 0 05-18-2008 12:10 AM
2nd HijackThis Log File xXxexpertxXx HijackThis Logs (finished) 30 03-10-2008 05:24 AM
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 1 released Osiris Microsoft Windows and Software 0 12-11-2007 10:48 AM
Online Rival to Microsoft Office Launches Oreo Off Topic Discussion 1 11-25-2007 08:32 PM
Open Office 2.3 Release Candidate 1 Osiris Microsoft Windows and Software 0 09-05-2007 06:56 AM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.