StarOffice 8 Beta looks like Microsoft Word

February 25, 2005

I downloaded the Staroffice 8 beta from Sun 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!

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I can only hope that these changes make it to openoffice.
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 systems. 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 HELP DESK PHONE NUMBER for GOOGLE.

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