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Open Office or MS Word?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by muyilleum, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. #1
    Is Open Office better than MS Word for creating Ebooks?
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    muyilleum, Mar 19, 2013 IP
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  2. Jahmella

    Jahmella Peon

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    Open office!! :)
     
    Jahmella, Mar 20, 2013 IP
  3. Spixels

    Spixels Member

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    I use Open Office, because well, it's free. But it crashes alot and sometimes the format of docs and excel sheets are whacky. I prefer using Google Docs online actually. It's basic, but it's pretty solid.

    EDIT: I just saw that you meant for eBooks and I would say MS instead of Open Office, however I myself would use Photoshop.
     
    Spixels, Mar 20, 2013 IP
  4. Jahmella

    Jahmella Peon

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    Really! :) I should probably try Google Doc. and yeah i know what you mean, Open office does freeze often for me but i enjoy the features like table of contents etc. But I might just try Google Docs! :)
     
    Jahmella, Mar 20, 2013 IP
  5. Spixels

    Spixels Member

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    Hehe great, it's pretty basic, but the great thing is it's already in the cloud so you can view your docs from any computer or device. And it's great for collaboration, you can invite anyone to join in at editing the same doc at the same time, you can actually see where they are currently active on the sheet, pretty nifty.
     
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  6. Jahmella

    Jahmella Peon

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    Well I will be checking it out for sure! :) Thanks!
     
    Jahmella, Mar 20, 2013 IP
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    jack2230 Active Member

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    Microsoft Word for the win. Open Office is the best free alternative but I personally would prefer Word 2010 any day.

    Jack
     
    jack2230, Mar 20, 2013 IP
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    muyilleum Active Member

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    Thanks Spixel. I will also give Google Doc a go :)
     
    muyilleum, Mar 21, 2013 IP
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    I would always go for Microsoft word. Though it is a paid software, I haven't been comfortable with using any other text editor. Also, MS is great for ebooks, especially those you need to upload to kindle.
     
    aarthielumalai, Mar 21, 2013 IP
  10. gox1971

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    Definitely MS Word 2010. I using it and can create great, professionally look graphic. Easy to use and fast to convert in PDF.
    All of my reports, ebook, ebook covers and graphics I made with word. Take a look one...[​IMG]
     
    gox1971, Mar 31, 2013 IP
  11. Jody Allen

    Jody Allen Greenhorn

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    I myself use Libra office, it is free and so far has not crashed on me. Also made by people who used to work on open office.
     
    Jody Allen, Mar 31, 2013 IP
  12. muyilleum

    muyilleum Active Member

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    Really? Never knew you could make such graphics with MS Word. How do you do it?
     
    muyilleum, Apr 1, 2013 IP
  13. gox1971

    gox1971 Greenhorn

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    Easy, o
    pen word and let your imagination and creativity do the rest. There are thousands of options inside the word, explore it and use it...
     
    gox1971, Apr 1, 2013 IP
  14. seanboyka

    seanboyka Greenhorn

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    my opinion is ms word for sure.. using it since 7 years.. nothing match that better !!
     
    seanboyka, Apr 5, 2013 IP
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    I prefer MS Word. I've tried using Open Office, and while it is a good free alternative, it does not work for me all the time. MS Word is more reliable for me.

    Have a good weekend!
     
    affilorama, Apr 5, 2013 IP
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    I use both because both of them can be turned into PDF's and that is what you have to do to your ebook.
     
    bettaone, Apr 8, 2013 IP
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    I tried open office for a while, but I think it stinks up the place. Word is fine for making PDF's but if you have no choice, Open Office isn't the worst thing either.
     
    wally247, Apr 9, 2013 IP
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    use libreoffice, openoffice fork
     
    bartsoft, Apr 10, 2013 IP
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    It would be best to use MS Word while open office seem always lot of troublesome .
    People might hard to open the file that save by open office.
    MS Word spelling checker also work better than open office.
     
    JerrickYeoh, Apr 10, 2013 IP
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    I agree with wally247. Word is perfect in creating PDFs but if you're after for 'free' software, go with Open Office.
     
    jonrod, Apr 10, 2013 IP