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Re: [school-discuss] FW: OpenOffice in education

On Fri, 2004-02-27 at 00:55, Tom Adelstein wrote:
> mviron@findaschool.org wrote:
> >All,
> >
> >Do we have any tutorials for openoffice.org? or any members who have built
> >one?
> >
> >Michael
> >
> >________________________________
> >
> >From: Hildy@ultra2k [mailto:hildy@totalspeed.net]
> >Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 8:28 PM
> >To: mviron@findaschool.org
> >Subject: OpenOffice in education
> >
> >
> >I have started a website www.tutorialsforopenoffice.org  The mission of the
> >website is to provide free assistance in the use of OpenOffice.
> > 
> >OpenOffice has been taught by teachers thousands of times.  I have not been
> >able to find any step-by-step tutorials that a teacher can use that I can
> >post on my website .  How many times do we have to reinvent the wheel.  Do
> >you know where I can get a tutorial(s) to post?
> > 
> >OpenOffice works on Linux and other platforms.
> > 
> >Waalter Hildebrandt
> >Denver CO
> >
> Plenty of tutorials exist.  I don't understand the reason for another
> web site?
> Did you know that you can have Star Office for free?

But its not Free software. In the UK you have to buy vouchers so there
is a degree of hassle you don't get with using SO. Also upgrades and bug
fixes come out for OO.o before SO and you have the OpenOffice.org educ
project you can join in with - ok SO users can too :-)

> I understand that many people in education use Openoffice.org. But, why?
> Star Office uses the same code base but works better and has additional
> features.

Can't see why it works better for most users. eg users of a GNU/Linux
distro will get OO.o ready installed with all the security things done
for them. If things lke Adabas D and a Wordperfect filter are no use to
you there is no significant difference between the products.

> You can also have the curriculum at no cost.

What curriculum is that? There are free tutorials and resources for OO.o

ian <ian.lynch2@ntlworld.com>