Openoffice.org Opendocument Format Template Contest Winners Announced

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Worldlabel.com Inc, Garrison, NY, USA, a manufacturer and leading online supplier of laser and inkjet computer printer labels sponsored the 2006 Openoffice.org Documentation Project Template and Clipart Competition. As a member of the ODFalliance.org, Worldlabel.com is dedicated to the ODF standard and Free Open Software.

Worldlabel.com Inc, Garrison, NY, USA, a manufacturer and leading online supplier of laser and inkjet computer printer labels sponsored the 2006 Openoffice.org Documentation Project Template and Clipart Competition. As a member of the ODFalliance.org, Worldlabel.com is dedicated to the ODF standard and Free Open Software.

We sponsored this competition because OpenOffice.org popularity is rising rapidly and it's Opendocument Format is becoming a widely excepted standard. Since the competition was announced in October, the ODF standard has been officially published by the International Standards Organization under the name ISO/IEC 26300:2006. Brazil, Italy, India and Poland have also announced that ODF will be the standard of their counties along with Belguim, Maylasia and others.

Worldlabel.com congratulates all the winners and the community for participating and making this a successful contest. "It was a great honor sponsoring a competition for the largest Open Source Project. We are very pleased that some very useful templates were submitted for the community to share" said Russell Ossendryver, Managing Director of Worldlabel.com

The contest resulted in some superior and innovative work. "Some of the templates show just how advanced and flexible Openoffice.org's Opendocument Format is as both a Word and Spreadsheet ODF processor. The winning templates and many others breaks a myth that Openoffice.org cannot do advanced editing functions like Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. It is obvious that Openoffice.org has come of age and is more than just a free alternative to MS Office but is an extremely worthy competitor" said Russell Ossendryver

The winning template, a Thesis template for Writer designed by Matthias Ansorg - the overall detail, comprehensiveness, complexity, presentation, and use of different elements and functions. The entry not only included drawing elements and hyperlink organization, but also a CD, and a use of lists, bullets and colors that is exceptional. The implementation of the Bibliography and use of it was excellent. 2nd place winner, a perpetual calender in Calc made advanced use of formulas and is a great template for all users. The 5th place winner, Mapcharts (Calc template), out of the shear complexity and innovation of the template. It demonstrates how one can add to Openoffice.org and create many other useful applications and advanced ODF documents.

Worldlabel.com ran this competition in conjunction with the OpenOffice.org Documentation Project and has committed to a 2007 competition. "We want to keep adding ODF templates to the Openoffice template repository as the ODF standard keeps gaining popularity" said Russell OpenOffice.org lives as open SOURCE Community of the interest and commitment of it's users and project members. The templates from the 2006 contest can be viewed here: http://documentation.openoffice.org/Samples_Templates/User/template_2_x/index.html

About Worldlabel.com Incorporated -- http://www.worldlabel.com is a leading manufacturer and online supplier of laser and inkjet sheet labels in over 50 US letter sizes including CD, DVD, mailing, shipping labels and more in 19 different materials and RFID Smart label converting technology. Worldlabel.com has office/factories in New York, Singapore and China

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