MS office Under Linux
Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Tue Jan 2 18:58:09 UTC 2007
On Tue, 2006-12-26 at 15:28 +0100, Liloulinx wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul Smith" <phhs80 at gmail.com>
> To: "For users of Fedora" <fedora-list at redhat.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 11:51 AM
> Subject: Re: MS office Under Linux
> > On 12/26/06, Edward Dekkers <edward at tdcs.com.au> wrote:
> >> > "Crossover Office" is not free.
> >> > I have tryed to install MS-office with Wine but I encontoured a
> >> > problem.
> >> > Is there any things or an other tool to add in order to solve this
> >> > problem.
> >> > Liloulinx
> >> Two real options if you don't want to pay:
> >> 1> Use OpenOffice instead. There's a reason MS Office won't run under
> >> Linux very well - it wasn't designed for it. I wouldn't hold your breath
> >> waiting for Microsoft to make a "Microsoft Office for Linux".
> >> 2> Get a virtual machine emulator for Linux, and install Windows and
> >> Office under that.
> > In case you have a fast enough computer and some spare hard disk
> > space, then use VMware server, which is free and works fine:
> > http://www.vmware.com/download/server/
> > Paul
> Yes I think that I will install VMware. It's very heavy but I haven't the
> choice. I need MS-Word because OpenOffice doesn't make a symantic checking.
I think that there is a grammer checker for OOo that you can install in
development. Check the OOo mail list archive for more info or join the
OOo mail list and ask there.
I used to use a grammer checker in WordPerfect and found that is was
more of a pain and took more time than it was worth.
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