[Athen] Microsoft Word versus Open Office

Berkowitz, Daniel J djbrky at bu.edu
Wed Sep 12 10:21:29 PDT 2007

Terry ---

Yes and .... um .... let me see .... Yes (on both counts)

Give me a few minutes and I will reply with specifics.

In the meantime -- I was just throwing out a fun article and apparently
the fuse was lit unexpectedly.

My point was that in the process we have developed at BU -- and which I
plan to share at AHG -- OpenOffice has replaced MS-Word and allows us to
create documents for conversion into DAISY that are cleaner, safer, and

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>-----Original Message-----

>From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On

>Behalf Of Terry Thompson

>Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 12:41 PM

>To: 'Access Technologists in Higher Education Network'

>Subject: Re: [Athen] Microsoft Word versus Open Office


>Does OpenOffice's PDF export feature support "tagged PDF", and is the


>a well-structured, reasonably accessible PDF document?


>(I'm asking this not to squelch you OpenOffice advocates' enthusiasm -


>just something I've been wondering and haven't had a chance to







>Terry Thompson

>Technology Specialist, DO-IT

>University of Washington

>tft at u.washington.edu




>> -----Original Message-----

>> From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org

>> [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On Behalf Of Kelmer, Susan M.

>> Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 9:31 AM

>> To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network

>> Subject: Re: [Athen] Microsoft Word versus Open Office


>> Oh, and one more thing...OpenOffice has this amazing ability

>> to open almost any type of text document, and SAVE in any

>> type of text format as well. And with a little downloadable

>> plugin, it will also export to simple PDF format, without

>> needing to purchase Adobe Acrobat Pro.


>> When Word can do these things, and stop locking up and

>> bogging down, I might change my mind about OO.


>> Susan Kelmer

>> Coordinator

>> Information ACCESS Lab

>> St. Louis Community College at Meramec

>> 314/984-7951


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