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StarOffice 8 Beta looks like Microsoft Word

Updated on November 16, 2023
By Pete Freitag

I downloaded the Staroffice 8 beta from Sun Microsystems last week. It looks like they have come a long way in improving the user interface using native controls, I think you could trick a lot of people into thinking it was Microsoft Word finally.

Here's a screen shot of version 8 beta:

Star Office 8 Beta Screen Shot

The user interface upgrades were much needed, older versions of Star Office and Open Office, looked a lot like Windows 95! And I still remember the early versions of Star Office, that took over your screen and added their own Start Menu!

openoffice word staroffice

StarOffice 8 Beta looks like Microsoft Word was first published on February 25, 2005.

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I can only hope that these changes make it to openoffice.
by Bill Rawlinson on 02/25/2005 at 4:22:05 PM UTC
I am an old man trying to learn GMAIL.
However I could not resist loading today
the free STAR OFFICE 8 from Google.
I might get into trouble with older
I am experiencing a stopper with G MAIL.
When I review SENT GMAILS they come out
double spaced with chopped up sentences.
When I am in the COMPOSE mode they appear to be singled spaces and fairly
organized for the typing of an old man.
Can anyone give me a LIVE PERSON or
by Gerald (Jerry) Landis on 08/19/2007 at 4:53:55 PM UTC