Open Office and Vista

By halo71 ยท 7 replies
Mar 21, 2007
  1. Anyone know if OO is compatible with Vista before I waste time downloading it only for it not to work?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Well, before today I would have told you I'd tell you tonight. But today at work I discovered that I'm probably going to need Office 2007 for what I want to do (luckily I got a free copy for attending the launch event). So I'm going to be putting Office 07 on instead of OO. I don't really want 2 office suites installed, but I suppose I could try it if nobody else wants to take the challenge.
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Yes, we have installed OpenOffice on VISTA and VISTA 64 with no major issues.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    AHH! Brave New World(s) :)

    truely -- best wishes and keep us updated.
  5. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,090

    Thanks I just got done downloading it here at work. Will install it tonight on my new laptop. Didn't really want Vista on it, but you know how that goes. I might install XP Pro on it anyways, just in case.
  6. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,090

    Okay, OO works really great with Vista. But did I not download something? I do not see a program for creating spreadsheets. Also with the Word part of OO, I am assuming I should save a file as .doc so MS Word will still open it?!?

    BTW....I case anyone was wondering, Google SketchUp is NOT compatible with Vista.
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    The OO spreadsheet app is called Calc, it should be included, has been on every OO and NeoOffice I've ever dled.

    .doc or .rtf is probably the best to save to for Word compatability. Depending on what you are doing in the document .rtf might be a poor choice. Or you could just save as .pdf if you aren't concerned about others being able to edit (unless they have the full version of Acrobat).
  8. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,090

    Thanks SNGX. My dumb@ss was thinking calc was a calculator, I didnt even open it yet!

    I have an older version of MS Office that I didnt think would work with Vista. That's why I got OO. I want to be able to work on spreadsheets, word files from work at home on my new laptop. I want to make sure both OS'es can open the files.
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