A collection of items formerly on the front page of this site.
Award for my OOoWriter book
My book won an award of Excellence in the Technical Publications competition run by the Australia Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication in 2004.
Microsoft bows to public pressure!
Microsoft has bowed to the public’s demand for OpenDocument support! On 6 July 2006 Microsoft announced an open source project to write an OpenDocument plugin for Microsoft Office.
We would like to thank all the thousands of people representing over 300,000 computers who signed the petition begun by the OpenDocument Fellowship in October 2005.
The OpenDocument Fellowship has launched a petition calling on Microsoft to fully support the OpenDocument format in its MS Office product.
Microsoft has stated that the company will support the OpenDocument format in MS Office if there is customer demand. This petition will demonstrate that customer demand already exists.
OpenDocument is the default file format for OpenOffice.org 2.0.
To help this campaign, please visit http://opendocumentfellowship.org, sign the petition, and collect a banner or button to use on your own website to advertise the petition. And do spread the word in other groups you may belong to.
Vote for ODF!
My blogs and articles
I’ve finally started a blog for random notes about OpenOffice.org, technical editing, travel around Australia, and anything else I feel like raving on about. http://jeanweber.blogspot.com/
I’ve also got a blog and some articles about OOo and related topics on O’Reillynet. http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/1899
OpenOffice.org conferences I have attended
Some of my photos are here (not put into an album yet).
Typesetting with OpenOffice.org
The Editorium (edited by Jack Lyons), a newsletter for Microsoft Word users, has an article in the 27 January 2005 issue with detailed instructions on how to use OOo to do typesetting better than MS Word, starting from a MS Word document.