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Apple Open Office / X11 woes

Discussion in 'Software' started by Hiren, 17 Feb 2007.

  1. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    Right, I'm trying to get Open Office to work, I've installed X11 off the install CD and every time I got to run open office it tells me that X11 is still missing.

    Anyone ever had a similar problem or found a solution?

    Thanks
     
  2. solar

    solar What's a Dremel?

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  3. DreamTheEndless

    DreamTheEndless Gravity hates Bacon

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    Cool - thanks. I didn't know about this. Am downloading it now.
    (I have an ms office license, but I'll check this out.)
     
  4. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    I used to use Neo Office a while ago, my experiences with it were that it was rather crash happy. The latest build seems a lot more stable.
     
  5. DreamTheEndless

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    The user experience for open office on mac sucks bad - if neooffic is better, I'll be willing to play with it for a while.

    I've also heard that star office is worth checking out. Has anyone run star office on their mac? Thoughts?
     
  6. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Isn't StarOffice just paid for OpenOffice? I remember at one point they used to be the same.
     
  7. DreamTheEndless

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    Same roots, but supposedly the UI is better and it's more stable. But yeah - it's paid for open office. Thing is, it's like $25 instead of $400. I'm willing to pay that much.
     
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    I had that x11 problem aswell, I need something that can open my .xls files from work, macros and all :/

    anyone know anything capable of that other than excel on parallels?
     
  9. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Well, there's Excel for Mac, of course. Much better than the Windows version in Parallels IMHO. Google spreadsheets might work for you, although then again if it's work stuff, they might not care for you to upload your data to Google.

    Honestly, I've been fairly content with Office for Mac 04 (08 is due the second half of this year, I think) - none of the free/cheap/open alternatives have really worked too well for me.

    And yes, I've had that same X11 problem every time I tried. I'd wager that it's some Intel mac thing, but your guess is as good as mine tbh.
     
  10. Hiren

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    Well Neo office seems to working alright atm, so I'm going to stick with that.
     
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