Sun StarOffice 7
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- Runs on multiple operating systems, including Solaris OS, MS Windows, and Linux
- Simple, easy-to-use interface; contains full-featured applications
- Interoperable with many third-party formats like PDF and XML
- Easy export to PDF and Flash; increased MS Office compatibility; improved help and documentation
- Accessibility support for people with disabilities
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StarOffice software is an affordable alternative in office productivity suites that runs on multiple operating systems, including Solaris Operating Environment, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. The office suite has a simple, easy-to-use interface and contains full-featured applications including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics and database capabilities.
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StarOffice software is an affordable alternative in office productivity suites that runs on multiple operating systems, including Solaris Operating Environment, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. The office suite has a simple, easy-to-use interface and contains full-featured applications including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics, and database capabilities. StarOffice can read, edit, and save MS Office files and is interoperable with many third party file formats like PDF and XML.
- Easy export to PDF and Flash
- Modern look and feel with new set of icons
- Increased MS Office compatibility
- Improved help and documentation
Top Customer Reviews
Ok. Bottom line. I came here to save money on Buying StarOffice7 after running the Beta.
I cannot believe the half-truths in this thread. Please allow me to kill a few.
1) It needs Java. BS. It asks if you have Java installed which is only required on a few advanced features (mostly database).
2) Same a OpenOffice. BS. It is built ON OpenOffice which Sun supports. I have both options on my laptop (plus MS Word). StarOffice has things they license that is not in OpenOffice.
A (much) better spell checker (even that is not as good as MS Word), Thesarus, and a SQL database (like a real SQL not a user friendly Access database).
3) No Outlook. MS Office is not Outlook. Outlook is Outlook Eveolution = open source Outlook.
That aside, some heads up points.
Must purchase for each platform (Windows/Linux). Good news is I can buy one of each for multiple computers I use.
Slow startup compared to MS Office. Excellent File compatablity, and the comment about much smaller native file sizes is true. Gets very slow on REALLY HUGE (20MB+ documents).
Get your feet wet with OpenOffice (free). Move to StarOffice for saving $$ on licencing for many people who are power users and need the extra/better tool add-ins.
OpenOffice has no phone support. Active end-user community via email. Some decent 3rd party training starting to show up.
Keep legal on some MS Office seats to test complex documents against X-Office (star/open). I'll go away now and give my $ to Amazon. Best price out there.
Before purchasing, please note that Sun offers this product for download under the name "openoffice".
Benefits of StarOffice:
* Great compatibility with MS Office apps, particularly Word; you'll be hard-pressed to find a Word file that doesn't open accurately (preserved formatting) in Star. In fact, compatibility is *far* better than WordPerfect presently offers--and I'm a WP user from back when it was one of the original "killer applications"
* StarOffice Draw (for creating graphics) blows Word's drawing tools out of the water. This has always been a weakness of Word. Draw is comparable, if not better than, drawing tools in WordPerfect.
* StarOffice Adabas (database application) is included (getting MS Access requires buying MS Office Pro) and is easier to use than MS Access. Adabas integrates with other StarOffice apps so, for instance, users can easily create mail merge documents.
* MAJOR: No MS Outlook: This really may be the most important part of MS Office. Detractors can complain all they want, but there is just no PIM available that is near its equal. (The opensource community is working on this, however.)
* MEDIUM: I have yet to see a presentation package as good as PowerPoint (which is by no means perfect). I do hear that Apple's got a good new one, but most of us use PC.
* MINOR: No pivot tables in Excel: If you don't know what a pivot table is, then you don't need to worry that it's not available.
* MINOR: Interface to MS Office apps is more refined than StarOffice's.
* MINOR: MS Access is a better database application, but Adabas is easier to use.
For home or small- to medium- business use, this is a no-brainer. Frankly, with Microsoft's new licensing policies, which will penalize people for not upgrading by requiring them to pay full price for new versions if they skip a version, I expect some large corporations to eventually make the switch.
* Again, you can download this for free, as OpenOffice v1.1
* It is disappointing that OpenOffice v1.1 became StarOffice v7, when OpenOffice v1.0 was StarOffice v6. There wasn't enough improvement to justify a new version
* THERE IS NO UPGRADE PRICING AVAILABLE FOR USERS OF V6
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