Open Office 2.0 Beta 2.0 Beta is out and it’s revolutionary: New technology, better interoperability, and even easier to use. But it is still in beta. Tell us what is good and what needs fixing. —Open Office 2.0 Beta

I haven’t checked this out, but I’ve been looking for an alternative to MS-Word’s horrible HTML output — something that I can use in my “Writing for the Internet.” I already know that next time, I’ll bite the bullet and teach students to create HTML with a text editor, something I’ve always avoided since the thought terrifies some of my students (in that class, overwhelmingly freshmen humanities students). I don’t want to overwhelm them with the distracting design options of full-fledged options such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage. So I’ll have to check this out and play with its conversion settings.

I’m just blogging this so I can find it again when I have time. Meanwhile, I’m still looking for appropriate software for this class.