Originally Posted by lumiwa
Problem is that OpenOffice is very slow.
Yes, it is slow and cumbersome. I use it only when I need decent (but not outstanding) Word compatibility for something quick. Otherwise, I use Word in VM or on a real Win box. When Word compatibility is not so important, I use Abiword. I write things using text formatters, so that is no issue.
I've never had much luck with the ppt clone. There I just use Office. I don't care much for the spreadsheet Calc either.
I know this is not very clean approach to working with these sorts of files, but that's what I do.