Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> __/ [central77] on Wednesday 21 December 2005 09:23 \__
>> Some advice please guys:
>> I am about to migrate my business accounts from Win2k to Suse (I feel the
>> time has come). This is for a small company, VAT registered, with low-ish
>> turnover so now massive reporting controls. At the moment everything is
>> done in Excel as simple ledgers (just like cash books) with vat calcs
>> done in seperate columns, spend and income types coded etc etc.
>> I could just move the whole thing across to one of the spreadsheets that
>> comes with the DVD but I'd actually like to take the opportunity to
>> 'upgrade' to something a litle more professional.
>> Any thoughts positive or negative appreciated.
> Why not use Calc of OpenOffice 2? I have not experienced a great deal of
> OpenOffice 2 yet, but I have some experience handling other people's Excel
> files in OpenOffice 1. Everything can be imported flawlessly (even in the
> antiquated version 1). This includes 3-D figures, complex formulae and
> more. I am also very impressed with the ability of OpenOffice 1 to open
> PowerPoint presentations that incorporate Office 2003 elements.
> SuSE 9.3 and later versions come with OpenOffice 2 albeit a beta version
> at times.
> Hope it helps and good luck,
You seem to have mis-read the OP's post. He currently uses a spreadsheet,
but wants to take the opportunity of upgrading to an accounts suite to do
the job properly...