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My son needs Powerpoint for some school projects. I can get MS Office 2007 for $114 or the free OpenOffice. Free sounds better.

Does anyone have any hands on experience with OpenOffice in regards to Powerpoint? How does it compare to MS Office? I tried OpenOffice last year but it had a problem opening Word documents, so I didn't care too much for it then.

Also, Majorgeeks has a more complicated version called OxygenOfficePro. Any comments on this one?
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They are compatible, you just need to chose the correct format when saving a file for word or PP to be able to open the file with them.
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If he is a student: http://www.theultimatesteal.com/stor...ffice_ultimate

I never liked OpenOffice, but it works fine and the interface is very similar.

PP 2007 has a lot of nice features though, and the interface makes it fun to work in.
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OpenOffice is a wonderful alternative to MS Office. The fact that it's free just makes it that much better. I use it on my laptop and have had no problems. It has a few really good features that MS Office doesnt. One of which being that it suggests words as you type.
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In fact the OpenOffice 3 beta has just been released, features Office 2007 compatibility. As previously stated just make sure you save in the correct format if you want to open with PowerPoint. I've used OpenOffice all through High-school and now in college for everything and had no problems, I love it!
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If he is a student: http://www.theultimatesteal.com/stor...ffice_ultimate

I never liked OpenOffice, but it works fine and the interface is very similar.

PP 2007 has a lot of nice features though, and the interface makes it fun to work in.

That would have been nice, but he's only in High School. 11th grade. Promo only mentions College/University students. He's been using Powerpoint for 3yrs in school.
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