View Full Version : how is openoffice in SUSE better than openoffice in Ubuntu?

February 9th, 2007, 02:26 AM
I've heard this many times, but don't know why.
If you install the quickstarter option, it loads fairly quickly in ubuntu.

February 9th, 2007, 08:10 AM
Apart from opening amazingly quickly which I could not get to happen under Ubuntu, but maybe that was just me? They have also changed the appearence which I think makes it look nicer.

I have heard that it handles .doc better but I haven't tried this.

I've attached a screenshot of writer, compare it to the Ubuntu one.

February 9th, 2007, 07:06 PM
it's using the kde lib's. so all the icons are different

as far as handling .doc's I can't see why this would happen, as if they improved it, you'd think they'd upstream it to OOo

February 9th, 2007, 07:43 PM
I don't know, but it loaded blazingly quick for me from the LiveDVD. I only used it to test my printer, so I can't really say what's better about it.

February 11th, 2007, 11:14 AM
I noticed that in nautilus .odt files and possibly .doc files are thumbnailed similar to pdf docs. I know that doesn't happen in Ubuntu and I believe OOo has something to do with it. Other than that I don't see any real differences between the Gnome versions. I've heard it may have better compatibility with Office formats though (?).