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:
    3.0.1 RC1 beta
  • Total Downloads:
    6,893,435
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 24, 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

    4.3

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • 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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1 stars

"i did not use the product yet not easy to summarize."

February 23, 2010  |  By jacknomad40

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0.1 RC1 beta

Pros

if it is more features than the precedent it must be fantastic!

Cons

probably the easy way to familiarize with!

Summary

not to be worry i will come back!

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5 stars

"If its FREE, then it's for me!"

March 11, 2009  |  By drbray

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0.1 RC1 beta

Pros

Compatible with MS Office!

Cons

None that come to mind!

Summary

Why pay over $250.00 for MS Office, especially public school students, when they can get Open Office and use that money for supplies or clothes for their school year!

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4 stars

"Does what I need from it.+"

March 06, 2009  |  By old daddy

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0.1 RC1 beta

Pros

Compatible w/ MS-

Cons

no cons I can think of

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5 stars

"Excellent alternative to MS office"

February 01, 2009  |  By SoccerDave

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0.1 RC1 beta

Pros

Excellent office suite, free, as good as MS Office,

Cons

Nothings really to complain about amazing that they can offer this for free!

Summary

Has all the function of MS office without all the extras that no one needs and is completely free, being using it for 2 or 3 years now and recommend it to all my friends and family, the cost of MS office always shocks me especially when you can get a fully functional office suite as good as MS office for free.

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5 stars

"Not using because it is free but because it is BETTER."

January 30, 2009  |  By bhurlburt

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0.1 RC1 beta

Pros

Full featured - correction - RIGHT featured Office Suite
Fully cross platform across the technologies I use regularly - Windows and Linux
Attractive interface
Solid performance
Fully compatible with current standard which is of course MS Office

Cons

After weeks of use, on Windows and Linux, I can find virtually nothing I consider a Con with OpenOffice 3

Summary

I have used OpenOffice for a number of years now. In most cases it has been a reasonable substitute for MS Office and it was free and downloadable when I needed it.

With the advent of version 3, it has become my preferred Office Suite of choice. Period. Even if it was not free.

Where MS Office has gone off the deep end of function and features that were not needed of even desired, OpenOffice has stuck with the what the user community is familiar with and has just continued to be better and better at what it does.

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5 stars

"great product I love it"

January 27, 2009  |  By master_mind413

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0.1 RC1 beta

Pros

couldn't use word perfect because we couldn't afford it open office converted my documents right over to its format open office is entirely universal every file type you can imagine with the works of the best in the industry

Cons

I haven't really found any Ive used this product for over a 2 month period at least twice a week and i haven't found any flaws at all

Summary

it is a huge money saver has the options that make the payed for applications look like greedy, it is free and has the works allows me to continue my work with less money going out now if they can do this to word perfect whats stopping them from an improved windows vista ?

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5 stars

"Arranged & Easy"

January 25, 2009  |  By mamundnj

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0.1 RC1 beta

Pros

This is the best office suite with neat & clean interface and much arranged than MS Office (especially MSWord)

Cons

Interface color is pale.

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4 stars

"Easy Fantastic"

January 23, 2009  |  By sureshdevanahalli

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0.1 RC1 beta

Pros

Easy to navigate, Fantastic , Free

Cons

Too many extensions... choosing the right one will take a lot of time

Summary

The Open Office is a wonderful office suite which is amazingly easy to use & navigate. The menus & toolbars are simple & powerful . Moreover, Its free, the extensions that come along with it is simply marvellous as it caters to various segments... Unlimited resources....meeting the unlimited user demands..........

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4 stars

"great free software"

January 23, 2009  |  By donatello77

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0.1 RC1 beta

Pros

easy to use, pdf converter,

Cons

i havent experienced any cons

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5 stars

"Very good program easy to use"

January 22, 2009  |  By Kryssel

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org (Windows) 3.0.1 RC1 beta

Pros

Very easy to use and has all the features one could want and more. you have a lot of different opportunities for saving your document in different formats. It's easy to learn cause it has almost the same interfase as Microsoft office

Cons

haven't found a thing that I can say for cons

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.1 RC1 beta
General
Publisher The Apache Software Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.openoffice.org/
Release Date December 24, 2008
Date Added December 24, 2008
Version 3.0.1 RC1 beta
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Business Applications
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows NT
Additional Requirements
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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