Photos: First look at OpenOffice 3.3

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OpenOffice viewing options

OpenOffice viewing options

OpenOffice’s Writer has only two document view options, compared to Microsoft Word’s six. While “Print Layout” shows a complete page with all the headers, footers and margins presented as you might expect them, there is also “Web View” which shows the document free of formatting. Word, on the other hand, offers view options as follows: Draft, Web Layout, Outline, Print Layout, Notebook Layout and Publishing Layout. OpenOffice.org would no doubt point us towards its focus on functionality as its primary application design goals.

 

Released this summer with the final product expected soon, OpenOffice 3.3 beta is giving the Microsoft office 2010 proprietary suite of productivity applications a good run for its money. Adrian Bridgwater takes a look at the free, open source office productivity suite.

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