MDpride

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How many of you use OPENOFFICE in med school ?

I've used it in postbacc. It is good but lacks good grammar and spell checker.

not sure whether I should buy Microsoft OFFICE or stay with OPENOFFICE.
 

seven87

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How many of you use OPENOFFICE in med school ?

I've used it in postbacc. It is good but lacks good grammar and spell checker.

not sure whether I should buy Microsoft OFFICE or stay with OPENOFFICE.
Openoffice supports .doc file extensions so why would you buy MS office?
 

alwaysaangel

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How many of you use OPENOFFICE in med school ?

I've used it in postbacc. It is good but lacks good grammar and spell checker.

not sure whether I should buy Microsoft OFFICE or stay with OPENOFFICE.
I use open office on my mac. I haven't had any problems. Unless you're writing heavy research you don't really do too much work processing anyway.
 

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Openoffice supports .doc file extensions so why would you buy MS office?
The support isn't 100% all the time. I've run into compatibility issues in the past (especially with tracking changes).

My philosophy is use whatever you want on your own time, but when you have to work with other people, use whatever the majority is using to reduce headaches.
 

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i use openoffice also. it's a great tool, but a little bit of a memory hog. i would say that writer is better than word but excel is still king of office spreadsheets.