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Jim Halfpenny
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I don't know if this has come up yet, but for those who are irritated by the OOo splash screen, here's how to turn it off.
In the OOo install directory, there is a file called "sofficerc". Mine for example is in /usr/local/OpenOffice.org1.0/program/sofficerc. Change the line the reads "Logo=1" to "Logo=0". Voila!
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Jimvin
Solveig Laura Haugland
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The solution! Great, the OpenOffice.org list was mulling that over the other day and I didn't see whether anyone had come up with a solution. Thanks.
Solveig

Originally posted by Jim Halfpenny:
I don't know if this has come up yet, but for those who are irritated by the OOo splash screen, here's how to turn it off.
In the OOo install directory, there is a file called "sofficerc". Mine for example is in /usr/local/OpenOffice.org1.0/program/sofficerc. Change the line the reads "Logo=1" to "Logo=0". Voila!
Cheers,
Jimvin


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M.K.A. Monster
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Nice, that finetuning of OpenOffice is so easy. I think if everything can be done like this. We have a real alternative to MS Office. But is it possible to completely change the look of OOo? So that OOo's buttons are on more or less the same as in MS Office? I think that kind of stuff can turn me to the using of OOo instead of using MS Office.
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Mark Monster
Solveig Laura Haugland
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THAT would be quite the trick! And you know it would have been a good idea in the first place. ;>
The features don't map well enough to do it completely, though at least the menu option placement could be better.
I *believe* that changing around OOo's menus etc would be relatively easy.
I think what would also be good is an OOo Lite for grandparents, kids, reluctant computer users, etc., that doesn't include file comparison or complicated bulleting. Kind of like WordPad but a bit more. When I was training people last week, they were kind of overwhelmed by the number of features, even though I wasn't telling them to use most of'em.
Solveig

Originally posted by M.K.A. Monster:
Nice, that finetuning of OpenOffice is so easy. I think if everything can be done like this. We have a real alternative to MS Office. But is it possible to completely change the look of OOo? So that OOo's buttons are on more or less the same as in MS Office? I think that kind of stuff can turn me to the using of OOo instead of using MS Office.
Regards,
Mark Monster
M.K.A. Monster
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Of course,
Changing to lite version! Hmm that wouldn't be to difficult I think. Just remove a few menu's or menuitems. And that will do the trick.
But I think the problem is also that a lot of people have been working with MS Word for years now. They began working with it, when it had not so many features. They had something like 4 or 5 years time to get to know to features. Now we want them to use OOo with at least so many features in less time, as it is possible in a few days.
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Mark Monster
Thomas Paul
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MS also has Works which is a scaled down version of Office. Maybe they need something like that.


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M.K.A. Monster
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
MS also has Works which is a scaled down version of Office. Maybe they need something like that.

Yeah I've heard about Works. But I never heard someone using it. Is it worth trying?
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Mark Monster
Matthew Phillips
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I used Works several years ago and hated it. It was probably somewhere around '95 or '96 when I used it, so it may have improved a lot since then. It's been so long, that I don't even remember what I really hated about it.


Matthew Phillips
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Originally posted by Matthew Phillips:
I used Works several years ago and hated it. It was probably somewhere around '95 or '96 when I used it, so it may have improved a lot since then. It's been so long, that I don't even remember what I really hated about it.

Yes it was about then when I've last heard about it. I've been searching on Microsoft's site, I don't think they are selling Works anymore.
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Didn't look to hard!
http://www.microsoft.com/products/works/
When I bought a computer for my daughter, it came with Works Suite. The Works Suite is Word 2002 with a bunch of other trimmed down versions of MS Office stuff. Plus they throw in Encarta, Money, Streets & Trips, and Picture It. The whole thing retails for around $100.
Regular Works is about $50 and comes with trimmed down versions of all the Office stuff (including a word processor) but none of the other software like Encarta etc.
 
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