timapple wrote:Very cool to hear about your office convert. I might suggest you use google apps for mail and calendar. That way your not tied to the computer at work to check mail and schedule. If you really want to use a desktop app you can also. And still have the convienance of going to the web whenever you want to check things when not around.
I would suggest using THUNDERBIRD for mail and calendar. Thunderbird is native to MINT and you can use it with an independent net service. I use and recommend CoreComm Services. by their policy they do not monitor your activity. use an IMAP mail service and you can access your mail from anyplace using a web base mail browser
I have LibreOffice 4.2 installed here; it seems to be more compatible w/ MSFT office. Generally if you are going to send documents use .pdf format if possible. LibreOffice will allow you to export to pdf and link into e/mail automatically without saving the .pdf and then going after it with your e/mail which is a very nice feature.
you only need to sent .docx or .xlsx if the other party want to edit the document
let us know how all this goes. my brother's company tried this but the boss balked "because it was different". they could have succeeeded and saved a lot of money and had a better system .
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