willxtreme wrote:For Macromedia Flash & Dreamweaver in my case.
FedoraRefugee wrote:Office. There is just no alternative to it.
dlkreations wrote:Flash 8 and Dreamweaver 8/CS3 work very nice with Wine. I am not really a Flash user, but it runs, although I haven't tested CS3. Dreamweaver CS3 works flawlessly on my laptop via Wine. There are however alternatives for Dreamweaver, such as Bluefish, Screem and Quanta, but most web site "creators" like Dreamweaver because of its WYSIWYG interface. I say just got to hand coding; you have better control over what you actually put on the page.
I honestly have no reason to have Windows on any partition of my laptop. My desktop is another story because both my wife and kids use it and they hate change.
AK Dave wrote:FedoraRefugee wrote:Office. There is just no alternative to it.
For many people, OpenOffice is MORE than capable as an alternative. There is very little that MS Office can do that OOO cannot, but perhaps the most notable is the lack of support for advanced VBA macroing in OOO. Excel spreadsheets that rely on extensive embedded VBA macroing simply don't work right, at best, and at worst are totally useless.
Sometimes Ubuntu's rollout of OOO will introduce "quirks".
If you absolutely positively cannot survive without MS Office, some versions run well with Wine and XP itself runs very well with virtualization.
Office. There is just no alternative to it. Of course Office can be run in Wine, or Windows can be run virtually, but for me it was easiest to just dual boot...
FedoraRefugee wrote:The problem is formatting NEVER carries over from OO.o to Office correctly.
AK Dave wrote:I think that "NEVER" is hyperbole.
In my experience, formatting USUALLY carries over properly. If the file is saved in OO.o as ".doc" as an MS Office format file (Word, Excel, etc) then the formatting is good (for me).
The reverse is not always true, opening a file created in Word and expecting it to be perfect in OO.o,
but USUALLY a file created in OO.o and saved directly to an MS Office format keeps its formatting just fine (my experience).
If you absolutely positively need to have your formatting be unaltered from one computer to the next, save as a PDF.
When I was last a student, I was never asked to turn in any work in .doc format. I was asked to submit printed work with specific formatting requirements (font, size, spacing, borders, etc) but never told to submit a .doc file. Real paper, the old fashioned way. Saves the prof the trouble of trying to print it out him/herself and maybe messing up the formatting.
willxtreme wrote:FedoraRefugee wrote:even utilizing youtube for presentations! Times change.
shane wrote:I use Windows for testing mint4win
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