I think StarOffice allows you to ftp documents. However, I cannot figure out how. I checked the menu options and all the icons. When I went to the the help system, it gave me an option to search. Search does describe how to ftp. It tells you to drag and drop documents from your ftp server, and to use the “beamer”. All these actions, presuppose that one has an opened an ftp connection within StarOffice which I cannot do. I did learn something: that “beamer” is a dockable window in the main StarOffice window. Wish they would have more intuitive names.
Oh well, back to Absolute FTP. This is not really a strike against StarOffice since I was not able to ftp within MSOffice as well.