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    Star Office 6

    Has anyone tried the latest Star Office 6 product? Several gurus I get newsletters from are raving about it.

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    Re: Star Office 6

    Been waiting for someone to ask this question because I am curious also. I tried SO 5 and I found it seriously lacking from a functionality standpoint. The "VBE" equivalent in SO 5 was simply not.

    From what I hear SO 6 is hugely improved...just waiting for a real person to say "Hey, it's good." before I fork over the $80 or so.

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    Re: Star Office 6

    Haven't tried StarOffice 6, but I have been test driving OpenOffice 1.0, which I understand SO6 is based on. I like OpenOffice so far, despite the glaring lack of a PIM - but that would be a hard sell for me anyway.

    If you're interested in anything about OpenOffice as it relates to this (and the price <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> is right) let me know.
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    Re: Star Office 6

    Oh boy, PIM! Now there's another thread if ever I saw one! I use Outlook 2000 only for calendar and contacts and only because it was better for my Rex 6000 than its supplied software. But NOW that I can't get the @#$% USB cradle for my Rex 6000 to work with XP Pro, and Intel has abandoned the Rex, I'm ready to throw Outlook in the toilet anyway.

    Maybe I ought to find (or start) a thread on PIMs. There's bound to be a good one out there.

    Anyway, let us hear from you, all you Star Office 6 users!

    Al

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    Re: Star Office 6

    I got a iPAQ 3870, price <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>, works great with Outlook 2002. Uses a USB interface.
    Of course I could not complain for the price.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Star Office 6


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    Re: Star Office 6

    Well, I got tired of waiting for someone to jump in here with some comments about Star Office, so I went ahead and bought a copy. What's $75 bucks among friends!

    Haven't done much with it yet except to fire up the various components, so I can't tell you much about it yet. The only thing I noticed so far is that it changes the Windows associations for all Office type files. Have to report back later after I've had a chance to look more in detail at the individual programs.

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    Re: Star Office 6

    "changes the Windows associations for all Office type files"
    I spent about a week chancing everything bak when I remove "StarOffice". It not only plays with the office tyopes but the email, grapgics and etc. So have fun <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Star Office 6

    You don't have to pay the $75 bucks for Star Office 6.0....If you want only the software order the following:
    STR99-60AC99M9 Star Office 6.0 Enterprise Media Kit for $25.00. If you call Sun at 1-800-SUN-0404 then choose option 1 then option 4 you will get the education division..My wife's a school teacher. I ordered it for her but haven't received it yet. In case you want the book only it's STR99-60AC99D9 Star Office 6.0 Enterprise English Doc kit at $50.00. Have fun.

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    Re: Star Office 6

    As an option to Star Office you might want to buy Corel WordPerfect Office 2002 Pro 10.0 OEM for $55.00US at http://www.buycheapsoftware.com/deta...p?productID=63

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    Re: Star Office 6

    Thanks for the info on WordPerfect Office 2002 Pro...the price sure beats what Microsoft wants for the same suite....

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    Re: Star Office 6

    Can you point me to any good independent evaluations of SO6? And, please, do report back what you think of SO6 when you're done with your regression testing. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Star Office 6

    Hey John! I'm sorry to admit that I've been too busy lately to have spent much time on Star Office modules. But I've been periodically checking for reviews of the package.

    Many of the reviews, including this one, are still written about the beta version. I still thought this guy makes good reading. See whatcha think...

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    Re: Star Office 6

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29>,

    I've heard it's pretty good. I've heard that javascript is it's programming language.

    The downside is that it's still lacking in pulling in Word or Excel files. It does a decent job, but if the document or workbook is more complicated than your average document or workbook, it chokes.

    For those who communicate with many people who are using Word or Excel, then it's probably not a good option over sticking with MS Office.

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