OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org

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Average User Rating:
4.3
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    6,893,435
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 31, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    134.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12,476
  • Platform:
    Windows
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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 143 votes

    • 5 star 67
    • 4 star 61
    • 3 star 8
    • 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

"EVEN OLDER FOLKS CAN LEARN THIS!!!"

March 06, 2010  |  By celticgoddess

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.1.1

Pros

I am only in the process of learning what I can do with this Open Office, but I did purchase a book, and am working my way slowly through it, chapter by chapter. SO FAR SO GOOD, & DEFINITELY FREE!!! Still learning at 69.

Cons

I was on dial-up when I downloaded this application, and it took about 8 hours to do. Now have DSL!!

Summary

Particularly like Writer, as that's about what have actually used as of yet. Eventually just might give you more in summarization, when I get done with my tutorial.

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5 stars

"just great"

February 22, 2010  |  By t_dblack

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.1.1

Pros

been using it for years

Cons

none I know of

Summary

easy to use, clean user face, easy updates.

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4 stars

"it's very easy"

February 21, 2010  |  By magogen

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.1.1

Pros

it's very easy

Cons

it's very easy

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4 stars

"one feature missing: password protection"

February 08, 2010  |  By pamelacraig

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.1.1

Pros

I like OpenOffice and the idea behind it.

Cons

I need to protect my documents with a password that can then be opened by someone else using MS word. Unfortunately this is not a supported feature and greatly limits how much I can use OpenOffice.

Summary

I need to protect my documents with a password that can then be opened by someone else using MS word. Unfortunately this is not a supported feature and greatly limits how much I can use OpenOffice.

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5 stars

"GREAT Best and Free .....It is a KEEPER"

February 07, 2010  |  By sego277

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.1.1

Pros

ALL that I mentioned above ....IT IS A KEEPER...plus FREE

Cons

No Cons to date...

Summary

This product does all that the one you pay for does so why not go for FREE...
sure works for ME. WOOT WOOT

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5 stars

"This product works better than my expensive WORD 2007"

February 03, 2010  |  By imluna47

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.1.1

Pros

See above...and in addition to the pluses I mentioned before, it is free!

Cons

There are no things that I don't like. Very professional office suite.

Summary

It's good, it works better than WORD 2007, and it is free.

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4 stars

"Fantastic product that's FREE"

January 30, 2010  |  By wendy118

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.1.1

Pros

Save's a lot of money as it's free - for home/student use absolutely ideal.

Cons

For business use, only because of compatability issues, I would currently still reccomend Office.

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4 stars

"So far, so good!"

January 29, 2010  |  By proudgranny3

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.1.1

Pros

Easy and free!

Cons

Haven't found any yet

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5 stars

"Great replacement to MS Office"

January 26, 2010  |  By VigneshBalasubramanian

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.1.1

Pros

1. It has everything that MS Office has
2. Good extensions

Cons

Calc ie the Excel replacement is good for normal users but not for Excel super-users

Summary

Rather than paying for MS Office it is better to use Open Office as it is free and has everything that a normal user will want from an office suite.

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4 stars

"it's free and it's good"

January 26, 2010  |  By robert darrington

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.1.1

Pros

best thin isit's as good as microsoft

Cons

all ok thanks

Summary

it is easy to use for me thank's a lot

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.1
Version 3.1.1 fixes Framework showstopper and includes some enhancements.
General
Publisher The Apache Software Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.openoffice.org/
Release Date August 31, 2009
Date Added August 31, 2009
Version 3.1.1
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Office Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows XP
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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