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  • 2.0 stars

    "Was great, now it's useless half the time."

    December 16, 2014  |   By spiritedaway96

    Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1

    Pros

    In the beginning it had tons of pros, now it has practically none.

    Cons

    Crashes, loses important documents occasionally, won't open some files than decides to open them hours later.

    Summary

    I downloaded this application about a year ago, only using it occasionally, and it worked great. There were no crashes, I was able to save files and open files just fine. However, at the time I was maybe using it once or twice a week. Now, at my new school, I use this application everyday needing to save and open downloaded files three to five times a day. It worked great my first month of school (late August to early September), but then it started freezing and crashing while I'm in the middle of important assignments, sometimes when I reopened the application after the crash it either didn't save my file or gave me a pop-up saying my file couldn't be retrieved and I'd have to do assignments all over, when I go to open a document I know saved and clearly says in my computers documents that it is saved it says the document no longer exists, and when I download and open assignments it either won't open or says there's an error with the file. When the assignment doesn't open (even though I've tried every few minutes to open it) it finally opens hours later. I would not recommend this application to anyone I know who needs to use a word document consistently. I'm planning on deleting this application and going with another word document application.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "For me, it is very suitable"

    December 7, 2014  |   By intendvbu

    Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1

    Pros

    Well, this is an exceptionally good program. Fast, stable and accurate

    Cons

    No disappointments

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Good not great!"

    November 8, 2014  |   By pickycustomer

    Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1

    Pros

    None anymore. See summary.

    Cons

    Apache has started a smear campaign against LibreOffice.

    Summary

    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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  • 1.0 stars

    "OpenOffice 4.1.1 fails to install"

    November 2, 2014  |   By numbersguylanc

    Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great MS Office alternative"

    October 14, 2014  |   By WallyBenny

    Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1

    Pros

    - Very good compatibility with MS Office
    - Fast
    - Stable

    Cons

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

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