FTP Software

I got a call from one of my clients on this last night, so I thought I’d post the recommendation. I’m also adding a category “Software Recommendations” so that it’s easy to get a list by clicking on the category in the right sidebar. For FTP I recommend FileZilla. I only started using it recently,…

jEdit

This is just a short note. I couldn’t go much further without recommending my key tool without which I could not live. That is jEdit with a variety of plugins. By itself, jEdit is an excellent little text editor. With plugins it can provide a wonderful development environment. I tried test versions of a number…

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Converting to OpenOffice.org – My Experience

I’ve seen many comments and questions on the various e-mail lists about just how compatible OpenOffice, especially OpenOffice.org Writer, actually is with Microsoft Office. I’ve largely converted my own business, including the publishing element (Energion Publications), and while there are some difficulties, the change in cost is well worth it. Even for a very small…

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OO Basic Guide

There’s an important OpenOffice BASIC guide that I failed to mention previously. It’s official, and the main index of the help file for OO BASIC, so I assumed it without mentioning it. It is Programming Guide for BASIC on docs.sun.com. For someone like me who has some experience with VBA, but no clues about OpenOffice,…