[Athen] Microsoft Word versus Open Office
Berkowitz, Daniel J
djbrky at bu.edu
Wed Sep 12 10:21:29 PDT 2007
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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>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
>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
>> Information ACCESS Lab
>> St. Louis Community College at Meramec
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