Can "Star office be used" in MINT

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Can "Star office be used" in MINT

Postby rat*terrier on Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:39 am

Hi:
I am Linux newbie trying to make the conversion from windoze. After trying several linux distros, I have found MINT to be the easiest out of the box distro for me. I have one stumbling block. I am a educator and have many Microsoft powerpoint teaching presentations that I would like to use under linux. I have attempted to covert over to “Open Officeâ€￾ suite in place of Microsoft office, but have found that while the Windows version of “Open Officeâ€￾ will read and convert these files just fine, the Linux version of Open Office will not. I have been told the the Windows and Linux versions of Open office are slightly different and that I might be better off using “Star Officeâ€￾ Can “Star Officeâ€￾ be imported and used under linux “MINTâ€￾ ?
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Postby Husse on Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:08 am

Welcome to Mint rat*terrier
Yes Staroffice can be installed. It is however not GPL and you have to pay for it.
Her is a link to an Ubuntu guide to install StarOffice
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/StarOffice
Most (not all, but most) that works in Ubuntu works in Mint (the other way round is not true)
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star office in MINT

Postby rat*terrier on Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:42 am

Hi Husse:
Thank for the rapid reply. I'll give this a try.
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