Without cost. Without traps. Thus, the budget of many emerging micro computing investment, decrease 50%! And the drawbacks? ) lack of an equivalent of Access although OpenOffice.org incorporates a database browser that allows to connect and manage databases in various formats (dBase, MySQL, or any database accessible via ODBC or JDBC – even Access – tables), an easy and intuitive interface lacks to perform this task. This new utility of OpenOffice.org is on the roadmap for the development of version 2, and is possible that at the end of 2004 or early 2005 is already available. (b) compatibility issues with Office in my work as a consultant for migration to OpenOffice.org in some companies, I have detected the following compatibility issues with Office: text documents with many graphics and text boxes documents of spreadsheet with graphs embedded documents this will not be excessive problem; with a few simple tweaks, the document will be perfectly edited and we can send it cleanly thanks to the possibility to generate the documentation in a non-editable format such as PDF.
We will have the only problem if you want to send the document in editable form and format of Microsoft Office, in which case will be to change the made settings. (c) resistance to change it is known that work habits created a very large inertia and that can be done that people show a reluctance to change them. This resistance to adopt another training model in the scope that we tried to will come mainly from the following groups: students previously trained with other Office Tools. Officials with decision-making on educational programs. Experts and trainers accustomed to training in other environments. So these attitudes (on the other hand, perfectly understandable) do not impede the success of the training actions, an intense didactic work enabling internalize in those involved must be the advantages that implies the adoption of OpenOffice.