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Re: [school-discuss] Re: TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) Convention

Peter Ruwoldt wrote:

Karsten M. Self wrote:

on Tue, Feb 08, 2005 at 12:19:47AM +0800, Alvin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Alvin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:

Dear all,

Has anyone has any issues of any kinds when delopying Openoffice
in schools?

The one that hits me most often is the autocomplete feature.  It's
annoying, and I keep losing track of how to turn it off.  Most
distracting, as a user types spaces after completing a word, no spaces
actually appear until the next word is started.

This is _unanimously_ confusing to users.  And myself.

Otherwise: easy to roll out, works on both GNU/Linux and legacy MS Windows, the price is right, it reads MSFT formats.


Not really a problem for the school because we can ensure that we have things set as we want but we give the OpenCD to parents and staff to install at home. Those that have MS products complain that Open Office has taken over the file association for MS files like .doc and .xls etc. These people generally do not know how to fix this problem.

I am working with several schools that have OpenOffice on their computers. but do not have material for the teachers to use in teaching OpenOffice. Where/how can teachers get lesson plans, tutorials, and other "teaching material"?