Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice

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OpenOffice has come a long way after racing to improve its compatibility with Microsoft Office. If you're looking for Microsoft-caliber applications for free, OpenOffice has alternatives to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and more.


Free: The most significant feature of OpenOffice is that it's free -- no subscription fee, no lump sum, no upsell to a pro version. If your business needs don't include complex word-processing or database-management features, then OpenOffice is a bargain.

Compatibility: OpenOffice supports the same file formats as rival programs like Word and Excel. Those coming from Microsoft will be pleased to hear that Office files work in OpenOffice, too.

Function: For most basic uses, OpenOffice holds its own. Math allows you to create basic charts and cell-dependent calculations just like Excel, and most useful features from Microsoft Word also appear in Writer, including spell checkers and most text-formatting options.


Not for heavy Excel users: Expert spreadsheet manipulators will find it hard to live without compatibility with Visual Basic for Applications, especially if your macro functions depend on Microsoft's environment.

Poor presentations: If you create the most basic of presentations, Impress will suffice. But PowerPoint holds a large lead when it comes to variety in designs, templates, transitions, and collaborative features. Though OpenOffice can open PowerPoint files, don't expect the transitional effects to import.

Bottom Line

Apache OpenOffice vs. Microsoft Office: The question isn't which suite has better features (that's Microsoft's), but rather whether the open-source suite has enough features for your work. Microsoft offers affordable pricing for Office 365, a subscription model that puts Office on just about every device you can imagine. But if you're looking to save a few bucks and don't need all the fancy support of Office, then OpenOffice's core offerings will get the job done.

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1 stars

"Good not great!"

November 08, 2014  |  By pickycustomer

 |  Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1


None anymore. See summary.


Apache has started a smear campaign against LibreOffice.


I have previously submitted a review of AOO but things have changed.

I have noticed that Apache has started a smear campaign against LibreOffice. Apparently Apache has seen large numbers of their loyal user base leave for LibreOffice due to the fact that LO can do more and is more stable. They, Apache, have been stating the number of people using LO is inflated and have skewed the data to prove they are correct. If Apache wanted to prove that AOO is better they should base the facts on how much better AOO is over LO. Happily these tactics never work. In stead what Apache should do is to improve their product and not attack the competition with unproven allegations and/or numbers.. I wish Apache better luck on proving they are better when virtually every "expert" reviewer has written about how much better LibreOffice is than Apache OpenOffice. The truth is in the software and not based on a smear campaign.

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1 stars

"OpenOffice 4.1.1 fails to install"

November 02, 2014  |  By numbersguylanc

 |  Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1


I love OO but cannot get this one to install. Big bug!


You may get an error message that says you do not have sufficient rights to install software even if you have admin rights in windows. It will tell give you this file location C:\program files\openoffice4\share\registry\res It will rollback the install BUT you will no longer have OpenOffice...so be sure you really want to install this update. I'm now searching the Internet for the older version.

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4 stars

"Great MS Office alternative"

October 14, 2014  |  By WallyBenny

 |  Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1


- Very good compatibility with MS Office
- Fast
- Stable


- Although very good compatibility, I still have problems with some Word docs.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.1.1
Version 4.1.1 is a micro release intended to fix critical issues.
Publisher The Apache Software Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.openoffice.org/
Release Date September 25, 2014
Date Added September 25, 2014
Version 4.1.1
Category Business Software
Subcategory Office Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
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File Size 134.33MB
File Name Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Win_x86_install_en-US.exe
Total Downloads 6,870,278
Downloads Last Week 9,943
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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