office apps

Chip Camden sterling at
Mon Jun 7 20:46:28 UTC 2010

On Jun 06 2010 19:56, Mike Jeays wrote:
> On June 6, 2010 04:34:16 pm Chip Camden wrote:
> > This might not be the right list for this question -- if so, please slap
> > me over to the right one.
> >
> > Does anyone have a recommendation for a lighter-weight office suite?
> > OOo is such a pig.  It takes a good minute to start it up and open a
> > spreadsheet.
> >
> > Short of the full suite, how about just a spreadsheet program that supports
> > complex formulas and charting?  If it could also be used without X11 when
> > charting isn't needed, that would make my day.
> Gnumeric provides a good spreadsheet, although it does need X11. It supports 
> charting, with a good variety of options. It installed very quickly on a Linux 
> system, seems much "lighter" than OpenOffice Calc, and it starts much more 
> quickly than Calc.
> "pkg_add -r gnumeric" should install it for you.
Gnumeric *is* nice and quick.  I'll use that for SS until I find
something better.


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