I’ve spent a good amount of time trying to find certain features in OpenOffice. These are features that I commonly used in Microsoft Word or Excel, but were difficult to find in it’s open-source equivalent. Maybe I’ll save a few people some time:
- Insert Page Break: I couldn’t find it on the menu, but Ctrl-Enter will work
- Track Changes: Edit > Changes > Record
- Page Setup: Format > Page
- PivotTable: Data > DataPilot > Start
Brian H just told me that Insert Page Break is Insert > Manual Break. Lol, must have missed that.
Thanks for the tips. I haven’t fully made the switch. How long have you been using it?
I started using it last fall when version 2.0 was in beta. It is at a point now where it has most of the features that MS Office has, and there isn’t much of a reason to buy the MS version any more in my opinion. We put OpenOffice on all of our employee’s machines now.