Sun Microsystems, Inc, today launched Star-Office 8 software, the latest
version of the desktop productivity suite.
StarOffice 8 software is the first commercial office suite using the Open
Document Format for Office Applications, the OASIS open standard that makes
sharing files easier.
Sun also announced new relationships with leading software publishers Encore
Software, Avanquest Software and a continuing relationship with SourceNext.
The suite is comprised of five key components: Star-Office Writer, Impress,
Calc, Base and Draw. StarOffice software provides excellent compatibility with
Microsoft Office. StarOffice 8 software further improves import and export of
Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, even password-protected MS Word and MS
Excel files and presentations with complex animations, autoshapes and slide
transitions. StarOffice software is available in seven languages and StarSuite
software is available in another four. The suggested list price for the packaged
software product is Rs 5948 and the download price is Rs 4,162.