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Open Office and editing pdfs


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awang429

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I've heard a lot of good things about Open Office. I have a toshiba satellite running XP HOme. Are there any problems or issues that someone who is a daily user of MS Office will find a major hassle? Are there any advanced features in the OO Spreadsheet (pivot tables, functions) that you find in MS Excel?

Finally, I understand that OO can create pdfs on the fly. Can it edit or even annotate pdf documents created elswhere? What I want to do is take a pdf and put a note on it. I don't need to change anything "in" the original document, I just want to make notes.
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you shouldn't have any issues. anyone who can use office should be able to jump in and use open office with no problems.

OpenOffice.org 1.1 introduces the one-click PDF export feature that enables you to easily create PDF files without the need for any additional third party software. This feature makes exchanging documents in a standard "read-only" file format a trivial task. The creation of PDF files normally requires relatively expensive third party add-on tools. With OpenOffice.org this feature comes for free.

OpenOffice.org now can export presentations and drawings to the Macromedia Flash format (.swf). Thus, it's now possible to view presentations in a simple web browser that has the Flash plugin installed. Recipients and users of Flash presentations don't have to install a special viewer anymore in order to view a presentation.

OpenOffice.org Calc provides full spreadsheet functionality incl. a huge number of statistical and scientific functions, pivot tables and charts.
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Does Open Office allow you to make notes on pdf docs? Or do you need to have full Acrobat to do that?
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