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sri ralla
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I have heard about this s/w in sun's website. I am thinking its similar to MS-office. could anybody let me know if they are special features in Star office as related to web development.
thanks
vamsi
Rebecca Pickett
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I found the following on sun's site re: start office's API:
from www.sun.com/products/staroffice/5.2/developer/:

...Here at Sun, we will be working closely with the worldwide developer community to ensure that StarOffice technology delivers the premiere development environment for highly scalable, robust, Web-based office productivity.
Through the new and extensive StarOffice software APIs, developers have access to the underpinnings of a full-featured office productivity suite. The APIs are well documented and can be accessed from many different programming languages. And the StarOffice Software Development Kit is complete with this comprehensive documentation, plus a Programmer's Tutorial featuring code examples and procedures for automating StarOffice applications using StarOffice Basic. This summer, the SDK will begin to feature additional tutorials and documentation for a wide range of innovative development solutions.
Developing solutions for tomorrow.
StarOffice software is being designed with the developer in mind, providing users with the flexibility needed to solve real-world problems. Developers will be able to use a scripting language or a full-fledged programming language like C++ or the Java[tm] language. And they will be able to work through APIs or directly with the source. Either way, StarOffice software will enable office productivity solutions both now and for the future.

It sounds like a great idea to me. I'm anxious to download it and try it out.
Originally posted by sri ralla:
I have heard about this s/w in sun's website. I am thinking its similar to MS-office. could anybody let me know if they are special features in Star office as related to web development.
thanks
vamsi

sri ralla
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thanks rebecca. I will download the same too and will explore further
Marcus Green
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With relation to HTML export, Star office seems to do a better job than Word 2000. I was trying some Word 2K exports the other day and it seemed to introduce a whole lot of unncessary stuff. The HTML Export from the Star Office 5.2 Word Processing stuff was a whole lot cleaner.
Of course the clincher is that the Office Software only runs on legacy operating systems
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rk notes
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do i need to know c++ as a pre-requisite to learn staroffice ?
Brett Knapik
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no you do not it is just for people who want to make modules for staroffice.
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Originally posted by rk notes:
do i need to know c++ as a pre-requisite to learn staroffice ?

If you're going to use the macro language, it helps. ;>
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Originally posted by sri ralla:
I have heard about this s/w in sun's website. I am thinking its similar to MS-office. could anybody let me know if they are special features in Star office as related to web development.
thanks
vamsi

Hi Vamsi,
There is a Web editor in Writer, as well as tools for FTPing. I'm not particularly wild about the Web editor--it shows up in Netscape somewhat differently than in the SO browser, plus there are some serious bulleting deviations. But it's something. Lets you edit the source while you're in there, etc. Download it, full around, give it a try, and if you don't win the giveaway, invest in a "StarOffice Companion" or two. ;>
Have fun,
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Floyd Jones
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If for no other reason, SO is an EXCELLENT FTP client for maintaining Web sites. It lets you access multiple Web sites from a single window, and you can drag and drop files from your system onto the FTP server. It's great stuff.
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