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#49437 - 10/01/05 09:43 PM Re: ETS/DR Looking To Upgrade Software
ki4buc Offline
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Depending on what you're doing, there is GIMP, the Graphic Image Manipulation Program. Someone actually has done a "hack" that makes all of the menu items look and act like Photoshop.

As a non-profit, you may wish to try Open Office, which can save to Word format, but sometimes the formatting is off.

FYI, the State of Massachussetts has deemed non-open sourced proprietary file formats are not permitted any longer in State Government, as there is no guarantee that corporate owned file formats are going to be universally acceptable in the future. I.E. (no pun intendended... Microsoft could design to require licensing of the .doc format)

If you decide to go Linux (which none of these programs specifically require Linux, most have Windows binary versions...), you might find that things run faster. It does however require some more intermediate knowledge to setup and run.

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#49438 - 10/03/05 03:30 PM Re: ETS/DR Looking To Upgrade Software
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Thanks for the feedback.
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#49439 - 10/03/05 03:34 PM Re: ETS/DR Looking To Upgrade Software
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Thanks for the suggestions, but I prefer to stick with mainstream programs for which there is plenty of support online and localy, plus compataibility issues are a major concern.
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#49440 - 10/03/05 03:49 PM Re: ETS/DR Looking To Upgrade Software
Eugene Offline
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The GIMP and OpenOffice are both mainstream programs and have plenty of community support. As far as compatibility goes you will have compatibility issues using a different version of MS word than someone else so you that will be an issue no matter what.

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#49441 - 10/03/05 11:19 PM Re: ETS/DR Looking To Upgrade Software
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I think your definition of mainstream and mine differ somewhat. <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Thanks.
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