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Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Jamven, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Jamven

    Jamven Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    So... I decided that I would install Open Office as my Office Suite of choice for my lasted clean install of XP.

    I was trying to open up a 5 page .doc... I was able to install office 2003 in the time it took for Open Office to load the .doc...

    Is this normal behavior? What can I do to speed the process up some?
     
  2. Zombie

    Zombie Black Philip Moderator DLP Supporter

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    More RAM....
     
  3. Knox

    Knox The Last Remnant DLP Supporter

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    One way to do it is, open Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > OpenOffice > Get on your browser of choice > Google Abiword > ??? > Profit.

    OpenOffice sucks balls >_> Slow as fuck and randomly closes.
     
  4. Jamven

    Jamven Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    Can't use much more than 4 gigs in a 32bit system...

    <_<
    Indeed, I'll probably keep my install of Office 2003 on this machine...

    At least I am familiar with most of the quirks that might pop up in 2003...

    I'll take a look at Abiword this weekend. I remember briefly using it around 5 years ago... Wasn't impressed then...

    So I am finding out
     
  5. KrzaQ

    KrzaQ Denarii Host DLP Supporter

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    Are you using OO 2.4 or 3.0? I'm using OO for... 3 or 4 years now, and never had such problem.
     
  6. Jamven

    Jamven Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    3.0, I think...

    Downloaded it from their homepage...
     
  7. KrzaQ

    KrzaQ Denarii Host DLP Supporter

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    Quick Google search later, I see you aren't only one with such problem (link).
    I guess you should use OO 2.4 or another program.
     
  8. Jamven

    Jamven Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    Thanks, nice to now it is a problem with the program and not my hardware.

    /me was about to go to town with hardware diagnostics...
     
  9. Richard

    Richard Supreme Mugwump

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    I just use Microsoft Word 2007. Hasn't really ever caused me any problems.
     
  10. Antivash

    Antivash Until we meet again... DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Office 2003 > Abiword > OpenOffice > 2007.

    Honestly, OO is terrible. Its bloated as fuck, it uses massive amounts of resources... Its not even designed that well.
     
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