Tis the season …

… to get stressed!

Why is it that printing 12 page booklets — orders of service for the midnight mass — on a laser printer a couple of days before Christmas can feel like one of the most stressful things known to man?!

Especially when you discover that you’ve accidentally printed pages 6 & 7 and 5 & 8 on the backs of themselves.

Twenty copies.

And so you have to carefully print only those pages.

But it doesn’t work the first time.

You have to tell Publisher to print pages 5-8, not just 6-7 and trust that it’ll print the reverse pages too.

And a sermon still to write.

Still … I managed not to write “Bah! Humbug!”

OpenOffice online edition

Also spotted on PC Pro:

OpenOffice goes online

Ulteo, a company formed of ex-Linux developers, is trialling the beta of Online OpenOffice.org, which makes the popular office program available through a browser. The beta which is open to the first 15,000 subscribers, offers access to the complete OpenOffice suite without any prior installation, and 1GB of free storage.

The suite also adds collaboration capabilities, allowing multiple users to work on a shared document, with the changes tracked in real time.

For a few years I was using OpenOffice (OOo) rather than Microsoft Office, simply because I believed that it was a better product. Then Office 2003 came around and leapt slightly ahead of OOo.

But I’m keen to check out this Web 2.0-esque, online version.