Microsoft may still think the
OpenOffice.org is about ten years late, but a lot of folks out there
love the productivity suite. I consider myself a power user, and I've
been using OpenOffice.org for nearly year now and haven't looked
back. And hey, it's free.
OpenOffice.org 2.0.2 is the latest
release and it has the usual bug fixes and program updates:
This release is recommended for
everyone. It contains some new features, fixes many small bugs, and
resolves numerous issues. The spellcheck dictionary in German and
some other languages is now directly integrated into OpenOffice.org,
so there is no need for a separate download for those languages. The
community have further added import filters for Quattro Pro 6 and
Microsoft Word 2. As well, other import filters have been improved
and it is now easier to use mail merge. Integration with the KDE
address book is now possible.
You can catch the release notes here.
quote: * the Reveal Codes function, which allows the user to view and edit all formatting codes, and thus obtain complete control over the text;
This feature has been around since WP's early days and it's something that MS has never botherd to implement. Very helpful and handy.