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:
    2.4.1
  • Total Downloads:
    6,893,435
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 08, 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

    4.1

    out of 46 votes

    • 5 star 25
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 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

"Top notch for a freebie"

October 06, 2008  |  By Slowride5551

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4.1

Pros

This will do what your average user will need it to do and unlike MS Office, this one is free. File created with it can also be opened/used with MS office too.

Cons

nothing not to like.

Summary

Great program. Cost is ziltch. What more do you want?

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5 stars

"Perfect for everybody"

October 05, 2008  |  By marius.marcus

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4.1

Pros

Perfect office suite

Cons

Nothing to comment

Summary

It beats Microsoft Office

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5 stars

"fantastic program and it is FREE"

October 03, 2008  |  By alburyants

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4.1

Pros

it is so easy to use and great for all people including businesses, fantastic program thanks guys

Cons

they could fix the table setup in writer.

Summary

get this one and loose ms office.

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4 stars

"seems just like microsoft word so far"

October 01, 2008  |  By jlr5483

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4.1

Pros

free program that offers the functionality of pricey microsoft word

Cons

none so far

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1 stars

"FREE??????????"

September 13, 2008  |  By captjack955

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4.1

Pros

Not Sure,it didn't download

Cons

Same as pros it didn't download

Summary

When I came to Downloads.com and started looking for the free download I didn't find it under some of the most downloaded products as I thought I would, but I did find it and I hit the download now button and I got A thank you for downloading message but It DID NOT download so I tried it again and again I got the same things but still no download, so then I went to the site openoffice.org and started the FREE download only to find you have to pay for A membership! so I went and downloaded the free trial of windows office 2007, if anyone knows where I can find A TRUELY FREE download of openoffice please let me know thank you captjack955atyahoo.com

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4 stars

"Likely the best office suite I've ever used."

September 12, 2008  |  By Geistwulf

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4.1

Pros

Opens nearly all document formats, can export directly as PDF, Open Document Format is found in many other suites, very customizable.

Cons

Help reminder pops up too frequently when first used.

Summary

I like OpenOffice.org for its ability to open nearly any document format currently in use, and its ability to export in them. The controls are easy to understand and can be hidden easily, and the help is very in-depth, with helpful suggestions for what you're trying to do. All in all, a very good suite for users ranging from home/school (myself) through "power users" in most any office environment.

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5 stars

"Excellent Software Suite"

September 11, 2008  |  By Datalyss

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4.1

Pros

Easy to use, compatible with MS Office, and totally free.

Cons

None that I can see.

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2 stars

"Too hard to use."

September 08, 2008  |  By RodFive

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4.1

Pros

It allows me to use my old dBase III+ files.

Cons

I can input a "dBase III+" file but can't use it. I have written few programs to view categories and print only the fields I want. This software says I can input dBase files but I can't get it to do anything with it. Can't even view a file!

Summary

I haven't read the "help" file yet. I expected to run the program by instinct because I am familure with enough other stuff that can be picked-up easily. Like after programming enough VCRs that you can do so with a brand never seen before. This database program doesn't have that "user-friendly" feel a lot of other software of today's market does. If new programs are too different to operate than others of the same genre the new version is not worth the improvements because you have to learn EVERYTHING all-over again.

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5 stars

"Excellent alternative to MS."

September 07, 2008  |  By smccuan

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4.1

Pros

Excellent open source software.

Cons

Not completely perfect compatibility w/ Word formats, but very close.

Summary

Great product.

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1 stars

"it did not work"

September 04, 2008  |  By rjbrough

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 2.4.1

Pros

No pros yet

Cons

I downloaded it twice from the official site, & after a couple of hours, they did not open. something about a virus.
I dont think it switched over to CNET.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.4.1
Version 2.4.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher The Apache Software Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.openoffice.org/
Release Date July 08, 2008
Date Added July 08, 2008
Version 2.4.1
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Business Applications
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
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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