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StarOffice Books, the Holy Grail, and Obsessions With Oatmeal

 
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[warning: shameless self-promotion ahead, but in a Good Cause]
If you find StarOffice to be an easy-to-use, intuitive program, quit reading.
If you find that you want to wring its overrobust little neck and would like a book to help you figure out how to use it, my lovely and talented co-author and I want to present "StarOffice Companion." In it, we tell you how to do what you need to in StarOffice, whether it's creating a dropdown list in a spreadsheet, or using sheeps' bladders to prevent earthquakes. We wrote it at 4:00 in the morning or at midnight, most of the time, hence you get a lot of examples exhibiting our long and abiding interest in oatmeal, as well as any Rob Reiner movie.
There's a section on the nearly-always-troublesome issue of getting the JRE 1.1.8 installed AND recognized, so that'll probably come in handy for some of y'all. Plus "Harry Potter and the Secret Install Files," tutorials for most products, quickstart info, and other goodies.
"StarOffice Companion" is available for ordering right now at fine online bookstores everywhere; starts shipping and being stocked in brick-and-mortar stores in November.
 
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Sounds interesting.
Does it cover how to (if it is possible) make any external Browser act integrated with Star Office like IE does on Windows NT?
 
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Originally posted by Michael Finney:
Sounds interesting.
Does it cover how to (if it is possible) make any external Browser act integrated with Star Office like IE does on Windows NT?



Hi,
I cover the setup window where you can choose whether URLs typed in the StarOffice URL field come up in the SO Web browser, Netscape, or IE. It's a little slow, though. And has unnecessarily complicated features (I think) like saying, OK, I use netscape most of the time, but for these seven sites I use StarOffice, etc.
Thanks,
Solveig
 
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