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Old 08-19-10, 10:45 AM   #1
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Mac & PC people - OpenOffice / Word question.....

I have a job interview tomorrow that is dependent on my Word skills. I've used Word before but a long time ago in my last real job. In the meantime, I've been using Mac-OpenOffice exclusively on my MAc at home. If you are familiar with both programs can you offer an opinion as to what the major differences are and what might pose an issue on my 'test' ? Im pretty sure its going to be just basic stuff.....Formating, inserting a chart etc. Is OpenOffice close enuff to Word where I might be able to struggle through without too many issues ?

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It's pretty close on the PC, I bet you can figure it out.
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It's pretty close on the PC, I bet you can figure it out.
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You can probably figure it out.

But, I think you can download a trial version of Word? Do it now and see what you can do before tomorrow.

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OOo is close to the older versions of Word before the ribbon. Work updated ours to the newer version a year ago and I still can never find anything on the stupid ribbon, stuff is hidden in places that make no sense, commands I used before are gone, etc, its way different now. So if the job is using the newer word then OOo experiance won't help a lot. However you can download a trial of the new office that will run for a few months assuming you can get it working under wine or whatever.
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Are you sure that's a good idea? It looks like I'm basing my answering on an older version of Word.

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OOo is close to the older versions of Word before the ribbon. Work updated ours to the newer version a year ago and I still can never find anything on the stupid ribbon, stuff is hidden in places that make no sense, commands I used before are gone, etc, its way different now. So if the job is using the newer word then OOo experiance won't help a lot. However you can download a trial of the new office that will run for a few months assuming you can get it working under wine or whatever.
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