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Open Office and Microsoft Office 2002 on same machine.

Open Office and Microsoft Office 2002 on same machine.

Open Office and Microsoft Office 2002 on same machine.

(OP)
I am considering eventually abandoning Microsoft office. I am wondering if they way to do this is to install open office and use both for a while.

Therefore I'm looking for advice on the wisdom of doing this and are there any issues I need to be aware of? In particular file associations and potential conflicts?

Any & all comments appreciated.

RE: Open Office and Microsoft Office 2002 on same machine.

(OP)
Oops

I meant to say I did read this thread
http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1244051

But it was closed - so I started a new one in case anyone had found any issues since the other thread was closed.

RE: Open Office and Microsoft Office 2002 on same machine.

I'm doing the same thing... and am running OO and Office97 together on both my laptop and desktop and no glitches.  I had a few problems when I first started... was me, and not either program.  As I need new templates, I simply use the Word one and then save it as an OO file.

dik

RE: Open Office and Microsoft Office 2002 on same machine.

i've run OO.org next to many ms products including office and i don't think there is anything that would cause an issue.  you may want to watch which program windows will default to for various extensions-- but that's not really a problem as much as something you deal with any time you have two apps that can handle the same type of file.

RE: Open Office and Microsoft Office 2002 on same machine.

I haven't seen any issues- this is a great way to transition. It is have MS Office to fall back on, if needed.
("Needed" may mean that you don't know how to do something in OOo yet.)

Regards
Jay

RE: Open Office and Microsoft Office 2002 on same machine.

(OP)
I have to say, so far so good. I have had OOo hang a couple of times and it seems even worse the office at copying part of a web page for illustration purposes in a document. I am impressed by the small size of an OOo doc compared to word though.

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