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:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    6,893,435
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 13, 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

    4.0

    out of 151 votes

    • 5 star 65
    • 4 star 57
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 14
  • 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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4 stars

"why use MS Office???"

April 05, 2010  |  By ormary11

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0

Pros

Free substitute for MS Office

Cons

Download is not exactly smooth, but worth the patience needed. MS OS requires an extra step to convert for read or send compatibility. Use "open with"

Summary

Don't send money when this product is free, tested and works.

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2 stars

"couldn't find download on my computer!!!"

August 07, 2009  |  By kcand3

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0

Pros

Eager to try, STILL.

Cons

I downloaded this product,clicked the run command. When I came to find the Office.org suite, it was no where to be seen on my computer.

Summary

This product looks great and I'm still eager to try it,but the downloading instructions are nowhere to be seen. Do I need to save file first before I run? and where has my file download gone. I would love to give this a 5 star rating, but I've not tried it yet:(

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3 stars

"great features and a frustrating learning curve."

March 14, 2009  |  By dcdove

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0

Pros

It truly is comprehensive productivity software. I've used the word processor, spreadsheet, and drawing components. all are jam packed with fucntionality. Now, the trick is to learn how to use it.

Cons

after a year of occasional use I still don't understand how frames work, thus I don't have as much control over how my papers are formatted (especially if I save in non open office formats such as .doc or .rtf). very frustrating.

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5 stars

"Excellent alternative to Microsoft office"

February 19, 2009  |  By d.vaughn55

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0

Pros

This is an excellent alternative to Microsoft Office. I can't say enough good things about this software.

Cons

I do not have any bad things to say about this product!!!!!!!!!!

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4 stars

"This program has every thing I mite need And more."

February 13, 2009  |  By dgrover

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0

Pros

This is so much easier to use than some of the other program. Fast loading and easy to convert Documents.

Cons

none That I have found.

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4 stars

"from one of microsoft office thinking, this is easier"

February 09, 2009  |  By maxx6936

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0

Pros

its more user friedly and flexiable than the strict constraints of microsoft office

Cons

haven't encountered any downside yet, same functions as office with less memory requirements

Summary

AWESOME

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5 stars

"The best office software, bar none."

February 01, 2009  |  By daneasyone

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0

Pros

Easy to install and use.

Cons

I could not find anything negetive. It's a program that is a pteasure to use. I would be hard pressed to find anything negative with it.

Summary

Love this program and it has and still does serve me well.

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4 stars

"ease of use"

January 21, 2009  |  By beauama

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0

Pros

easy to use

Cons

have not found anything I dislike about this product yet.

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4 stars

"I think the product is exceptional and timely"

January 15, 2009  |  By skeoch2

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0

Pros

It competes aggessivly and in some cases outperforms the other major suite.

Cons

Would not install on my windows 98 system?? as of now don't know why

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5 stars

"Works well!"

January 12, 2009  |  By JoyceNgo

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0

Pros

It opens up loads of file types. It's very easy to use and doesn't have the "ribbon" menus like MS Word 2007. It takes up a lot less diskspace than MS Word 2007, probably more than half saved. It's easy to install and customize.

Cons

Slow mirror download. I didn't like Java installed. Icons don't seem to differ between the files types. Opening DOCX files.. occasionally it wouldn't show the image within the file.

Summary

I really like this program, I love how you can create and export PDFs. It's been very useful ever since I found out about it and installed it. I like how it's so easy to use and it's free and it stuck with the basic interface of most programs. It could get a little bit confusing if you have been using MS WORD your whole life. I can say it's ALMOST the same as MS Word 2003, but not exactly. To me it works like MS Word 2007, but looks nothing like it. Make sure you're ready for that change.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0

Version 3 includes support for Office 2007 files, improvement to the Commenting/Notes feature, multi-page views, spreadsheet collaboration, and other bug-fixes and updates.

General
Publisher The Apache Software Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.openoffice.org/
Release Date October 13, 2008
Date Added October 13, 2008
Version 3.0
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Business Applications
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 98
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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