OpenOffice.org Tip - Disable the 'Help Agent' Popup

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OpenOffice.org, while often criticised for its slightly antiquated interface, is arguably the most popular free software and open source office suite and in many cases, a good alternative to Microsoft's ubiquitous software system.

However, like many bits of software, it does have its annoyances. One of these is the 'help agent'. It is almost akin to the hated Office Assistant ('clippy') and pops up from time to time ...

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AbiWord - an Alternative Word Processor

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OpenOffice.org is generally considered the flagship of productivity programs in the open source world, but it's not the only choice for many standard productivity tasks you need to get done from day to day.

I've looked at alternative word processor AbiWord previously, in a round-up of many different alternatives to OOo, but today I want to look at it in a lot more detail, and go through ...

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OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta on the Mac vs. NeoOffice 2.2.3

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OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta is now out, and available to download. It has been a long time coming now, and one of the big new features being trumpeted is native Mac support.

I thought I would cross over to Mac OS X for this FOSSwire post, to compare the new native OpenOffice.org there to an unofficial fork called NeoOffice that has offered native support for a while now ...

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