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Introductions

  Hi Folks!

Figured I would go ahead and introduce myself to the list as well.

My name is Jeff Causey and I live in NC.  I'm a CPA and currently
working as the CFO for a public housing authority.  In the past I worked
as an assistant county manager and a couple stints as town manager (all
in NC).  In all of these positions, but especially my current position
and the county position, besides handling all the classic CFO stuff, I
effectively had CIO duties assigned to me.  I've also volunteered with
several organizations including stints as a board member and a variety
of officer positions (e.g. vice chair, chair).  Outside of work, most of
my time goes toward my kids and their activities (e.g. team manager for
soccer team) or another of my hobbies, my MINI.  During the 90's I spent
a lot of time doing on-line sim racing (which is probably why I got
fairly decent with my computer skills - back in the day it was a
challenge to build from scratch a fast gaming machine and tweak a low
latency 'net connection).

I discovered OOo circa 2003 when I started toying with Linux.  Really
liked using it - even back in the 1.x version days it was more stable
than MSO for the work I was doing.  Probably around 2005 I pretty much
switched over to OOo exclusively at both work and home, though at my job
now I am occasionally forced to use MSO (usually due to files sent by
HUD).  My hope though is to eventually switch the organization over to
something else (now LibO!) and maybe even get us onto a Linux solution
for the desktop (a lot of Windows lock-in issues to deal with though).

Not sure how long ago, but I got hooked up with the marketing project
for OOo.  It was about the only place I could find that I thought I
could contribute some actual skills.  With this latest change, guess
I'll be trying to contribute as I can for LibO.

Finally, glad to see that we have a dedicated US marketing list.

Jeff

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Re: Introductions

  Le 2010-10-19 19:51, Jeff Causey a écrit :

>  Hi Folks!
>
> Figured I would go ahead and introduce myself to the list as well.
>
> My name is Jeff Causey and I live in NC.  I'm a CPA and currently
> working as the CFO for a public housing authority.  In the past I
> worked as an assistant county manager and a couple stints as town
> manager (all in NC).  In all of these positions, but especially my
> current position and the county position, besides handling all the
> classic CFO stuff, I effectively had CIO duties assigned to me.  I've
> also volunteered with several organizations including stints as a
> board member and a variety of officer positions (e.g. vice chair,
> chair).  Outside of work, most of my time goes toward my kids and
> their activities (e.g. team manager for soccer team) or another of my
> hobbies, my MINI.  During the 90's I spent a lot of time doing on-line
> sim racing (which is probably why I got fairly decent with my computer
> skills - back in the day it was a challenge to build from scratch a
> fast gaming machine and tweak a low latency 'net connection).
>
> I discovered OOo circa 2003 when I started toying with Linux.  Really
> liked using it - even back in the 1.x version days it was more stable
> than MSO for the work I was doing.  Probably around 2005 I pretty much
> switched over to OOo exclusively at both work and home, though at my
> job now I am occasionally forced to use MSO (usually due to files sent
> by HUD).  My hope though is to eventually switch the organization over
> to something else (now LibO!) and maybe even get us onto a Linux
> solution for the desktop (a lot of Windows lock-in issues to deal with
> though).
>
> Not sure how long ago, but I got hooked up with the marketing project
> for OOo.  It was about the only place I could find that I thought I
> could contribute some actual skills.  With this latest change, guess
> I'll be trying to contribute as I can for LibO.
>
> Finally, glad to see that we have a dedicated US marketing list.
>
> Jeff
>
Hi Jeff, nice to have you on board. Welcome as well from the Canadian
Marketing Team, US partner.

Cheers

Marc

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Re: Introductions

Hello everyone,

I think I am the sole member of Québec so far. My mother tongue is
French and I generally work in French using French-language software,
but I agree with what has been said so far: a single North-American list
serves us much better than many regional lists.

Contrary to many others, I am neither a programmer nor an IT technician.
I am a power user and support my colleagues at the office (with outside
help for difficult problems) and at home.
I have had an interest in OpenOffice for a long time, but basically,
OpenOffice 1 and 2 had a major bug which made it almost non-usable for
me: the "space before" a paragraph appeared even when said paragraph was
at the top of the page.

At the moment, I use both Microsoft Office 2003 and OpenOffice 3.2 and I
try to use either one when they are most suitable. I prefer Writer for
long documents with variables and complex stylesheets, but Word for
short documents or those that need to be typeset. I feel equally at ease
with Calc and Excel, but I have yet to do anything decent with Impress.
Often, I have to say that I must use Microsoft products because that's
what our customers need. If I post a Word or Excel document on our
company website, our clients consider it worthy; it I post a Writer or
Calc document, they all complain about that "unreadable document". Some
of our clients do not have enough computer literacy to install
OpenOffice, the others don't have the permissions to do so; therefore it
is Microsoft or PDF documents! As an engineer, a good part of my work
load is spent writing technical and other support documents as well as
presentation files that my colleagues use when they train our customers.

I have to say that my input time is limited. I am torn between this new
product (still beta), the fairly reliable OOo 3.2 (and, alas, the needed
Microsoft Office). I definitely have ideas about what is needed to make
the LibreOffice interface more user-friendly and I could provide some
input on French translations, but I have a limited amount of time.


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Montréal (Québec, Canada) -- http://mgagnon.net

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marcpare4 marcpare4
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Re: Introductions

  Le 2010-10-19 23:02, Michel Gagnon a écrit :

> Hello everyone,
>
> I think I am the sole member of Québec so far. My mother tongue is
> French and I generally work in French using French-language software,
> but I agree with what has been said so far: a single North-American
> list serves us much better than many regional lists.
>
> Contrary to many others, I am neither a programmer nor an IT
> technician. I am a power user and support my colleagues at the office
> (with outside help for difficult problems) and at home.
> I have had an interest in OpenOffice for a long time, but basically,
> OpenOffice 1 and 2 had a major bug which made it almost non-usable for
> me: the "space before" a paragraph appeared even when said paragraph
> was at the top of the page.
>
> At the moment, I use both Microsoft Office 2003 and OpenOffice 3.2 and
> I try to use either one when they are most suitable. I prefer Writer
> for long documents with variables and complex stylesheets, but Word
> for short documents or those that need to be typeset. I feel equally
> at ease with Calc and Excel, but I have yet to do anything decent with
> Impress. Often, I have to say that I must use Microsoft products
> because that's what our customers need. If I post a Word or Excel
> document on our company website, our clients consider it worthy; it I
> post a Writer or Calc document, they all complain about that
> "unreadable document". Some of our clients do not have enough computer
> literacy to install OpenOffice, the others don't have the permissions
> to do so; therefore it is Microsoft or PDF documents! As an engineer,
> a good part of my work load is spent writing technical and other
> support documents as well as presentation files that my colleagues use
> when they train our customers.
>
> I have to say that my input time is limited. I am torn between this
> new product (still beta), the fairly reliable OOo 3.2 (and, alas, the
> needed Microsoft Office). I definitely have ideas about what is needed
> to make the LibreOffice interface more user-friendly and I could
> provide some input on French translations, but I have a limited amount
> of time.
>
>
Merci Michel et bienvenue à l'équipe de marketing canadienne. Hence, I
no longer blush when I talk of the Canadian Marketing Team, we are two!
Welcome! Any donation of your time and your contributions will be most
appreciated.

Marc Paré
Canadian Marketing Team

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James Walker James Walker
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Re: Introductions

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On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 11:02 PM, Michel Gagnon <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> I think I am the sole member of Québec so far. My mother tongue is French
> and I generally work in French using French-language software, but I agree
> with what has been said so far: a single North-American list serves us much
> better than many regional lists.
>
> Contrary to many others, I am neither a programmer nor an IT technician. I
> am a power user and support my colleagues at the office (with outside help
> for difficult problems) and at home.
> I have had an interest in OpenOffice for a long time, but basically,
> OpenOffice 1 and 2 had a major bug which made it almost non-usable for me:
> the "space before" a paragraph appeared even when said paragraph was at the
> top of the page.
>
> At the moment, I use both Microsoft Office 2003 and OpenOffice 3.2 and I
> try to use either one when they are most suitable. I prefer Writer for long
> documents with variables and complex stylesheets, but Word for short
> documents or those that need to be typeset. I feel equally at ease with Calc
> and Excel, but I have yet to do anything decent with Impress. Often, I have
> to say that I must use Microsoft products because that's what our customers
> need. If I post a Word or Excel document on our company website, our clients
> consider it worthy; it I post a Writer or Calc document, they all complain
> about that "unreadable document". Some of our clients do not have enough
> computer literacy to install OpenOffice, the others don't have the
> permissions to do so; therefore it is Microsoft or PDF documents! As an
> engineer, a good part of my work load is spent writing technical and other
> support documents as well as presentation files that my colleagues use when
> they train our customers.
>
> I have to say that my input time is limited. I am torn between this new
> product (still beta), the fairly reliable OOo 3.2 (and, alas, the needed
> Microsoft Office). I definitely have ideas about what is needed to make the
> LibreOffice interface more user-friendly and I could provide some input on
> French translations, but I have a limited amount of time.
>
>
> --
> Michel Gagnon
> Montréal (Québec, Canada) -- http://mgagnon.net
>
>
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>

Welcome to the list.  It is nice to finally start getting some more people
involved.  I hope to finally have some time to set down and start on some
ideas, if you have any just send us an email and we will see what we can do.

James Walker

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