"David A. Cobb" <[log in to unmask]>
said on Wednesday, January 10, 2001 11:15 AM
> Jerry Muelver wrote:
> > "wonsil" <[log in to unmask]>
> > said on Wednesday, January 10, 2001 8:33 AM
> > > IIRC, Sun recently announced Star Office will support XML documents.
> > > specs can be found at http://xml.openoffice.org. More info on Star
> > > at http://www.sun.com/products/staroffice/.
> > >
> > Thanks. I just ordered SO 5.2 CDROM, and I'll dig into the OpenOffice
> > project. This looks like a conceptual fit for my needs. I would,
> > prefer a dirt-simple interface for my users, so there may be some
> > ungeekification required.
> This is a plug, an unabashed plug:
> IMNSHO You've made a good choice. SO has a few nits in installation but
> is a darn good suite. The situation with OpenOffice is even more in line
> your needs: it has been decided that (an) XML will be the native file
> for OpenOffice.
> The www.openoffice.org site has several lists that will be worth your
It's not a choice, yet, just a first step toward evaluation. Remember when
MS touted that Word2000 was going to be native HTML file format? All we got
was MSXML and truckloads of ... er... extraneous code.