OpenOffice, Not Impressed :(
Using Linux full time means using OpenOffice.org (OOo) for work. While most of the time it works just fine, sometimes its just… let’s just say annoying.
I’m a supporter for open document, I believe that implementing open document is a good thing. Sadly, the best open document editor, is not my favorite application. OOo does not look good. Its effort of imitating the current GTK+ theme is worse than Firefox.
In the last several weeks I found several annoyances that really bugs me. The first one is Calc, I find it hard to believe that it does not have an option for dotted or dashed borders! I thought that border styles are pretty basic for a spreadsheet application.
After that is Impress. After spending hours preparing a nice graphic-heavy presentation, I found out that the images I dragged and dropped into the slides are not embedded to the presentation file. They are referenced just like an HTML img tag. How surprised am I to find that after copying the presentation file to my removable drive, all the images are gone! Thankfully I always export to PDF after saving. I can’t imagine how it would be if I didn’t. Certainly not impressive. Moreover, no SVG support?
And there is this Alt+Tab issue. Sometimes pressing Alt+Tab does not switch windows normally (need to press it twice) and it really sucks.
Using OOo 2.2.0 on Ubuntu “Feisty” 7.04