When I bought Natsuki (my HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebook PC), it took me all of a day to realize that Microsoft Works sucks, and Microsoft Office was significantly better, and so I plunked down over $100 of my hard-earned cash to buy Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007. Now, over a year later, I’ve taken an interest in Sun Microsystems’ OpenOffice.org 3.0.0, which I downloaded from the official website for the low, low price of absolutely free.
OpenOffice.org (hereafter referred to as “OO.o”) functions pretty much like every other work processor I’ve ever used when it comes to basic tasks, but of course, when it comes down to the nitty-gritty of more advanced usage, things get a little complicated.
I like to write, and as of late I have been (slowly) working on my own anime-inspired novel, The Mecha Monogatari, and posting it here. I actually do the writing in OO.o, mainly so that I can use the Autocorrect feature to change, for example, the name Hijuu to Hijū. (I like the macrons. Sue me.) Once I got the text finished, then I copy-paste it into the editor window of WordPress and reformat it a little before publishing it to the blog. Nothing complicated there.