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From Regina Henschel <>
Subject Re: [IDEA] "Back to School with AOO" blog post
Date Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:33:15 GMT schrieb:
>> On 06.08.2013 at 5:10 PM, "sebb" <> wrote:>On 6 August 2013
15:56, Donald Whytock <> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Ian Lynch <> wrote:
>>>> On 6 August 2013 15:40, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>>>>> It is that time of year now:  back to school.
>>>>> I wonder if this could make a good blog post.   Of course, AOO being
>>>>> free is core part of the story.  But even better would be if we had a
>>>>> "top 10" list of ways in which AOO is great for school.
>>>> 1. Use the same software at home and at school without worrying about
>>>> licensing
>>>> 2. Participate in the AOO community and provide useful things for others
>>>> while you learn
>>>> 3. Fix broken Word documents
>>>> 4. Provide choice and promote transferrable skills by using more than one
>>>> type of tool
>>>> 5. Get a qualification referenced to the European Qualifications Framework
>>> 6. Fits nicely in a small/low income community's school budget.
>> 7. Work in multiple languages.
> 8. use it on your llinux/win/mac machine
> 9. having all you need for the school in one suit/program (cause other projects which
has to make money trying to split up the programs like one program for writing onother for
drawing to make more money)
> 10. possible to open other formats like .doc (maybe note that it does not work perfect
because it's a propritary/closed format) but works mostly
> maybe also note some features that are new to 4.0, like the optional side bar which makes
the work easier and faster.
> If you also want to mention that there are still some things missing, here are my most
wanted/missing featured I still remember from shool:
> (of course there are more things like  Inserting a bibliographic reference int a frame
(e.g. image frame) (->will show up allways as [0]))
> #create a 3d surface chart (surface plots)
> #save the annotations in impress
> (don*t know if these  are still missing)

11. Use it from USB-stick and so work everywhere using your personal 
settings, even if AOO is not yet installed on your friends PC. "German: 
digitale Schultasche"

Kind regards

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