Install OpenOffice to Take Advantage of Executive Editing
OpenOffice is an open source software suite that can be installed on many Linux, Mac, or PC platforms. OpenOffice is free to install; there is no licensing fee, and developers may alter the source code to further customize the application. OpenOffice provides a word processing component that can be used by Papercheck clients to take advantage of the Executive Editing style. This is a great way to avoid having to deal with the cumbersome method of accepting changes in Traditional Editing.
Unlike Microsoft Works, which does not support Track Changes, OpenOffice does provide extensive support for Track Changes. OpenOffice refers to Track Changes as Record Changes.
The new version of OpenOffice, can open documents in many popular formats including Microsoft Word® (.doc and .docx), .pdf, and the native file format OpenOffice (.odt). You can easily convert between the file formats. You must follow two simple steps to install OpenOffice, installing the program and installing the odf-converter-integrator. The second step provides enhanced control of Microsoft's new .docx format. Although OpenOffice supports the .docx version, you will have to install the integrator, which allows you to use advanced features of the Track Changes features of Microsoft Word.
When you submit your document for editing in .odt, our editing staff will return it to you in .odt format. Once you have accepted the changes in OpenOffice, you can convert the document to either .doc or .docx. The file can then be read by your target audience, whether it is a colleague or college professor.