This is a read-only archive. Find the latest Linux articles, documentation, and answers at the new Linux.com!

Linux.com

Well...

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.208.190.201] on February 15, 2008 07:13 AM
I'm just a student, so don't bite me if you don't agree with me.

I'd have to side with PowerPoint in this one. Most of the OpenOffice programs are good enough for simple stuff. But Impress does take forever to load (which isn't good when you're trying to rush a project. :] ) and it freezes often if you're trying to put pictures in, even for a simple, run-of-the-mill slideshow. There seems to be a lot of stuff that you don't need in Impress. And trying to use sound is a lost cause. I had a presentation that had an audio clip about twenty seconds and Impress Portable froze on me in the middle. Took about fifteen minutes to get it back up again.

But on a side note, I like the increase/decrease font button. You don't have to guess at how big pt. 44 font is, you just adjust in increments that you can see on your slide.

So I'd pick PowerPoint, really, if not for the cost of Microsoft Office. But Office 2007 is an organizational disaster. There's just too much _stuff_.

#

Return to Office shootout: OpenOffice.org Impress vs. Microsoft PowerPoint, round 2