Did you know that the open source replacement for Microsoft Office which is totally free (OpenOffice!) can be run from a USB memory stick? What good does that do for us? Here we explain the advantages which help propel this software ahead of Microsoft.One of the reasons some businesses are nervous about using OpenOffice is the ability to share files with other non-OpenOffice users. There are two features in OpenOffice that can remove that concern.
First, OpenOffice can save documents in native Microsoft formats. This means files can be emailed and shared without a problem.
Second and more interestingly, OpenOffice can run from a USB memory stick. This means you can bring your data files and the program to run them with you in your pocket. Imagine being on vacation and pulling out a memory stick at another computer and being able to edit or create documents.
You will not need to learn another software package, you will be using the same one you are accustomed to. This version also allows working with presentations and other OpenOffice documents.
Beat that Microsoft!
by David Knoble, CPA, PLLC
Serving Non-Profits, Businesses & Individuals
Rock Hill, SC