eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Lotus Symphony 1.1 - Sidebars

By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2008-10-06 Print this article Print


In each of its three components, Symphony sports a sidebar for displaying options such as text or paragraph properties. The sidebar helps thin out the sometimes crowded tool bars you find in OpenOffice.org, and places common features closer at hand.

Lotus Symphony 1.1 is a freely-available office productivity suite from IBM that brings together a trio of word processor, spreadsheet and presentation applications under a Big Blue label. Symphony's interface is new, based on Eclipse, but its internals are old, based on OpenOffice.org 1.1.4; the result is a fairly good productivity suite with an interface that's much fresher-and a feature set that's more stale-than those that grace the OpenOffice.org 3.0 release I recently tested.

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