Out of curiosity, I downloaded OpenOffice onto my XP machine. It all seemed pretty good, (a little slow perhaps), until I opened my CV, a .doc file. Everything seemed okay but the last line of the first page had moved to the first line of the second.
At first, I took this to be a "feature" of OpenOffice, but no. I loaded OpenOffice onto my oldest machine with 95 on it, and there, it looks exactly the same as in Word.
After a load of fiddling, it appears to me that certain documents appear different, (in both Word and OpenOffice), depending on the OS. This I find a little worrying. If I have nicely formatted a document on one system then e-mail it to a customer/contractor etc., and they use a different OS they may see a poorly formatted result creating a "sloppy" impression.
Anyone else seen this?