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Office software shootout: OpenOffice.org Writer vs. Microsoft Word, round three

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.214.204.154] on September 11, 2007 11:27 PM
I also must differ with the author on the subject of the interfaces, specifically the menus/ribbons. While complaining that the placement of items on the ribbons is "random", the author calls the OOo Writer interface "chaotic" and "familiar chaos". Apparently he didn't use Word long enough for the items on the ribbons to become "familiarly random". And while mentioning the floating toolbars in Writer, he fails to mention the presence of similar floating toolbars in Word, which in the 2007 version have a much more streamlined implementation than previous versions. This portion of the review is obviously skewed towards OOo because of the author's familiarity with the product and for no other reason.

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