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Old 9th September 2008
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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.
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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.
How is about IBM Lotus Symphony? It is free but it is just for Linux:

http://symphony.lotus.com/software/l.../home.nsf/home
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Never tried it. I think that began life as Ami, which I never used. WordPerfect, OTOH, was a very good product that I still use for some things.
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pkg_add -r openoffice.org-2
Thank you. I did try that command, but, I received an error. The package is unavailable.
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A very common question is : "Does openoffice have a package?"

There is no official package but good-day.net provide a binary package for many versions of FreeBSD and many version of OpenOffice.

ftp://ooopackages.good-day.net/pub/O...0-STABLE/i386/
Seems that it will gonna change since FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE 'cause current BETA already has an up to date OpenOffice.org package:
ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/re...rg-2.4.1_2.tbz

I had also added a feature request for IBM Symphony to be avialable on FreeBSD, you may add your comments and requests too:
http://symphony.lotus.com/software/l...ure%20Requests
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