OpenOffice.org (Windows)

OpenOffice.org (Windows)

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 2005 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4
  • Total Downloads:
    6,893,435
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 01, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    134.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12,476
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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A credible rival to MS Office, OpenOffice.org includes powerful applications for making text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, diagrams, and databases, as well as HTML and XML documents. Not only does it let you edit basic documents, such as letters and faxes, it also handles equations and complex and multipart documents with bibliographies, reference tables, and indexes.

The interface is similar to that of MS Office, and even advanced Office users will find almost everything they're used to: templates, collaborative features (versions, recording changes), macros, and even a programming language. OOo, as it's known, lets you open and save documents in formats as diverse as MS Office formats, PDF, HTML, and XML. It can also import files from those formats, as well as WordPerfect and others. However, it normally saves files in the open-standard Oasis OpenDocument XML format, for maximum compatibility with other applications.

The latest versions of OpenOffice have seen a spurt of growth in the extensions available for the program. These include templates for professional writers, an export tool for bidirectional functionality with Google Docs, blog publishing, and others. Blog publishing assistance especially strikes us as a natural area for word processing to grow toward.

We were pleased to find that stability has improved too. No doubt about it, the multilingual and crossplatform OpenOffice.org is a compelling option for anyone in search of an alternative office suite.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 45 votes

    • 5 star 35
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 2005 votes

    • 5 star 1153
    • 4 star 567
    • 3 star 111
    • 2 star 44
    • 1 star 130
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5 stars

"very good word-processor"

February 14, 2009  |  By pythagorus37

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4

Pros

easy to use

Cons

I haven't really found any

Summary

I need to learn the spread-sheet functions.

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1 stars

" <br />could not get it to install"

July 07, 2008  |  By jonespatriciaa

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4

Cons

After trying several times to download and install this program, I finally gave up. After each downloaad I only got a messagwe that the files were corrupt and would not install properly

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5 stars

"When i used the OpenOffice.org it is great and easy to used. Ä° recommend this software to my friend."

July 04, 2008  |  By ric_ricsa

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4

Pros

SAme as microsoft office but its free and no limit.

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1 stars

"can't open the downloaded file as it says the installer either corrupted or incomplete. C'mon please fix this."

July 02, 2008  |  By Akimo07

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4

Pros

like the reviews..want to try it..

Cons

download from download.com 5 times but still can't open it as its says to contact the author of the installer. SOS... :(

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5 stars

"I sincerly love it."

July 02, 2008  |  By 63and

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4

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5 stars

"I downloaded this for my son, who gives it a 5."

June 30, 2008  |  By clydeostephens

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4

Pros

I'm a Mac user and use NeoOffice 2.4. OpenOffice just does everything I ask. It works MUCH better than I remember MS Office 2000 working before I retired.

Cons

I worry about having to use a Bit Torrent client to download the updates. Will the Torrent terrorist (RIAA, MPAA...) come to get me?

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4 stars

"Very good alternative and free"

June 25, 2008  |  By gcasanova

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4

Pros

I love OpenOffice.org; it is a great Office Suit with lots of possibilities and functions. It has mostly all you need in an Office package and it keeps improving.

Cons

Visually is not as attractive as Microsoft Office.

Latest versions added a file (setup_wrapper.exe) that is causing lots of memory problems when used with some Firewalls and antivirus such as NOD32 and Comodo Firewall Pro.

OppenOffice.org community blames third parties for this but I believe they should fix it themselves since its something they added in version 2.4

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5 stars

"great application for anyone to use,and free WHAT.."

June 23, 2008  |  By 7son

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4

Pros

esay to use jam packed for all your office needs.

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5 stars

"If you are homesick for Office 2003"

June 20, 2008  |  By jhstoneca

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4

Pros

The interface is more familiar to me as a long time MS Office user than the newest version of Office.

Cons

Needs a Mail program and Photo editor

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5 stars

"outstanding!"

June 20, 2008  |  By ervieira

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.4
Version 2.4 supports connecting to WebDAV servers via HTTPS, importing custom icons for toolbars, use of a master password, relative links in PDFs, and other bug fixes and improvements.
General
Publisher The Apache Software Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.openoffice.org/
Release Date April 01, 2008
Date Added April 01, 2008
Version 2.4
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Business Applications
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Java Runtime Environment 1.4 (included)
Download Information
File Size 134.33MB
File Name Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Win_x86_install_en-US.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,893,435
Downloads Last Week 12,476
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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