OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org

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Average User Rating:
4.3
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    6,893,435
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 11, 2010
  • 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 190 votes

    • 5 star 110
    • 4 star 56
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 10
  • 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

"VALUE FOR MONEY"

July 31, 2010  |  By avijit_67

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.2.0

Pros

SOFTWARE IS A VALUE FOR MONEY AND NEED FOR EVERYONE. GOOD FEATURES. MAJOR PDF WRITER WHICH MICROSOFT IS NOT SUPPORTING. DOWNLOAD FEATURES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.

Cons

THOUGH SLOW IN SPEED, BUT NOT A MAJOR ISSUE

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5 stars

"Great free MS Office replacement"

July 19, 2010  |  By VigneshIyer92

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.2.0

Pros

1. Powerful applications
2. Complete feature-set
3. Is open source

Cons

None so far

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4 stars

"What are you waiting for?"

July 10, 2010  |  By karthik_nedunchezhian

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.2.0

Pros

1. Free, Free, Free.
2. No worries about license expiry or limitations on use.

Cons

1. Startup speed is nowhere near ms office 2010.
2. Urgent need for UI upgrade, my frnds complain that i am using software which is decades behind office 2010.

Summary

Of all the open source softwares, open office is the most important, as it is needed by anyone who has a comp. It has huge potential for growth, and its still lagging behind office in innovation, Still it is unarguably the most needed Open source product out there.

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5 stars

"Why use anything else?"

July 08, 2010  |  By rchdenton

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.2.0

Pros

Does everything I want a word processor or spreadsheet to do.

Cons

Can be a bit slow to learn at times

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3 stars

"Great free office suite."

July 07, 2010  |  By zgarcia1828

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.2.0

Pros

FREE! All in one office suite.

Cons

Conversion to Office is not as seamless as the developers make it seem.

Summary

Great to use as a free stand alone office suite. I highly recommend the product for someone who does not want to spend hundreds of dollars for a office suite to use for household projects. The conversion from this software to Office is not so seamless. You have to have the Microsoft software installed on you computer to convert from some Open Office file types to Office file types. Saving is not a one click action either. There are weird file types that you can save to that I had never heard of before. And the programs can interfere if you use both Open Office and Office on a regular basis. Try it and you will see. I recommend you use either this product or Office, not both.

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4 stars

"Can't argue about the price"

July 05, 2010  |  By boxcarjim

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.2.0

Pros

easy to use ans has everything you need

Cons

there is no problem that I have found

Summary

I have used this program for a few years now.It has all the programs I need .

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3 stars

"Very limited uses. Some difficulty learning to make doc"

July 04, 2010  |  By barbah206

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.2.0

Pros

Was able to convert my MS Works document to send to someone who only has OpenOffice.

Cons

Only opens Word, Works or Power Point docs.
Doesn't open MS Publisher and some of my projects work best in Publisher.
Other programs haven't been able to open documents created in OpenOffice.

Summary

Very limited uses.My MS Office Word program converts other versions of Word for me so only use it to send documents to one person who only uses OpenOffice. The document I produced in it for them had to be redone in MS Works to forward to someone else.

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5 stars

"Superior to MS Office"

July 03, 2010  |  By NewSpark

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.2.0

Pros

More intuitive interface than MS Office. Export to PDF. Supports MS format types like .DOC. Great free plugins and addons.

Cons

None. There used to be problem with .otf font types in PDF export but that was fixed in version 1.3.

Summary

I own MS Office but am uninstalling it on my second machine. Open Office rules!

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5 stars

"much better than the one you have to pay for"

July 01, 2010  |  By ruthk2

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.2.0

Pros

easier to access all applications from one screen. The recent docs is also a bonus as it shows all types at one time

Cons

Doesn't have much clip-art

Summary

I like the fact that I only need one screen to open all types of document instead of having to hunt around for the right program. The password is also a bonus, great for keeping business docs away from children who have a habit of hitting delete.
I would have liked clipart, it's most likely out there somewhere I just haven't found it yet.

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5 stars

"The best that money can not buy !!"

June 30, 2010  |  By bobfox321

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.2.0

Pros

An objective evaluation will show you that this suite will handle about 98% of all your office needs. Check it out for yourself. We saved thousands of dollars.

Cons

We cannot find a single problem. One of the best products in the world.

Summary

Excellent alternative to the M$ monopoly.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2.0
  • Improved startup speed
  • Support for Microsoft Office 2007 files
  • Encryption support for Microsoft Word 97, 2000, XP files
  • Database forms now support zooming
  • Impress supports comments
  • Import pivot tables from Microsoft Excel 2007 documents
  • Improved sort, cell merging, and complex copy and paste features in Calc
General
Publisher The Apache Software Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.openoffice.org/
Release Date February 11, 2010
Date Added February 11, 2010
Version 3.2.0
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Office Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 2000
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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