MS Excel/Word compatible ports?

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Tue Apr 13 11:14:28 PDT 2004

On Apr 13, 2004, at 11:52 AM, Joshua Lokken wrote:

> * Conrad Sabatier <conrads at> [2004-04-13 06:41]:
>> I know, I know, I could probably find the answer to this question 
>> myself, but I
>> thought I'd save myself the time and trouble.  :-)
> Looks like someone already pointed out the flaw in that logic ;)

One could argue that it saves time if someone else can name off the top 
of their head the solution they have found best, rather then spending 
time sifting through possible solutions and possibly choosing one that 
does NOT work best...

Just playing devil's advocate :-)

>> Does anyone know of any ports in the ports collection that can 
>> read/write/edit
>> MS Excel/Word files?  I need this for a project I've been assigned at 
>> work.
> I didn't see it mentioned yet, but AbiWord2 handles .docs.  It is
> considerably smaller (everything's considerably smaller) than OO, but
> doesn't include the full suite, just Word.
> /usr/ports/editors/AbiWord2

Abiword, openoffice, Koffice?  Is koffice usable in ports?

Are you just trying to manipulate the documents or edit them with open 
source packages?  The best answer would be open office, in my open office (OO.o) is cross-platform.  Linux, 
Windows, OS X (although I think they need a new version released for OS 
X soon...I hope they will, anyway), freeBSD...

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