TBH I haven't tried OO lately; I had switched to the Go-oo fork prior to the Oracle/OpenOffice/LibreOffice train wreck, and these days just tend to stick with whatever Debian/Ubuntu are shipping (currently LibreOffice).
Guess I ought to give OO another chance...
I'm on the fence regarding whether it's a good thing to have two closely related (but competing) office suites like this. On the one hand, competition can spur innovation; on the other hand, you've gotta believe there's some wasted effort, with people on both teams spending time trying to fix the same bugs. If Apache has fixed OO's governance issues maybe there's a chance the two projects will merge back together at some point?
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