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  1. #1

    Word / Excel in Linux


    I am very new to Linux having always used Windows before. I was wondering is there anyway in Linux to at least view .xls and .doc files (word and excel) if not edit them.

    Thanks for any assistance


  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Queens, NY
    I believe abiword in Gnome can view .doc files while another program (can't think of the name) can view .xls files. I do know for sure that installing open office programs will take care of this problem. Opne office is a MS office clone that is free. Try it out.
    The best things in life are free.

  3. #3
    Thanks for the speedy reply

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  5. #4
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    OpenOffice is kind of big, but if you want a MS Office clone, then that's the one; it provides almost any kind of functionality that you'd have in MS Office.

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