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    Open Office and X11
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    Open Office and X11
    Was just trying to install Open Office and it told me I needed X11 to be installed first. I thought X11 was already on Mac. Is anyone out there using Open Office that can clue me in? I am running Mac 10.3.9. Thanks!

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    Open Office and X11

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaNoHair
    Was just trying to install Open Office and it told me I needed X11 to be installed first. I thought X11 was already on Mac. Is anyone out there using Open Office that can clue me in? I am running Mac 10.3.9. Thanks!
    X11 is an optional Program located on the install disk of OS X. Just load up the CD and run the install optional software which should have the X11.app program. You can also download it from apples Website http://www.apple.com/support/downloa...formacosx.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaNoHair
    Was just trying to install Open Office and it told me I needed X11 to be installed first. I thought X11 was already on Mac. Is anyone out there using Open Office that can clue me in? I am running Mac 10.3.9. Thanks!
    I've just tried NeoOffice thanks to someone on here. It's a native port of OpenOffice to Aqua rather than using X11, which is a bit clunky.

    http://www.neooffice.org/

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    Open Office and X11
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMonkey
    I've just tried NeoOffice thanks to someone on here. It's a native port of OpenOffice to Aqua rather than using X11, which is a bit clunky.

    http://www.neooffice.org/
    Hmm, fasinating - does it have a database with it also?

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    Open Office and X11

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaNoHair
    Hmm, fasinating - does it have a database with it also?
    Yep, it's got them all and you don't need to install X11 to run NeoOffice...if you don't want the added hassles of working with X11 then go with Neo.

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    Open Office and X11

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin
    X11 is an optional Program located on the install disk of OS X. Just load up the CD and run the install optional software which should have the X11.app program. You can also download it from apples Website http://www.apple.com/support/downloa...formacosx.html
    Just to clarify...the downloaded x11 is not for Tiger. If you have Tiger then it's on one of the install disc

    Apologies for the double-post...doesn't appear to be a delete post option to use in these circumstances...

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    Open Office and X11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulse-8
    Yep, it's got them all and you don't need to install X11 to run NeoOffice...if you don't want the added hassles of working with X11 then go with Neo.
    Have not had a chance to give it a good road test (just installed it) but so far you are right. Runs circles around OO! Thanks for the tip! Only problem encountered was in trying to install the patch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaNoHair
    Have not had a chance to give it a good road test (just installed it) but so far you are right. Runs circles around OO! Thanks for the tip! Only problem encountered was in trying to install the patch.
    You're most welcome! :headphone

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