OpenOffice.org for Mac

OpenOffice.org for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 162 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    894,669
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 26, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    166.43MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,524
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Note:

Editors' Review

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OpenOffice.org is the free alternative to Microsoft Office. Even on a Mac, Open Office.org mostly feels and looks like a Windows application, but Mac users should have no trouble getting up and running with this multifeatured app.

With Open Office, you can create the same types of documents, spreadsheets, and presentations available in Microsoft Office and even save them with the MS Office extensions such as .doc or .ppt. OpenOffice.org also has its own file extensions, which can't be opened with their Microsoft Office counterparts, so you'll need to make sure you remember to save with the appropriate extension so MS Office users can read them. This is made much easier with the Preferences Panel, which lets you select the default file type for documents you create.

During our testing, the application performed very well; it handles MS Office documents with the same ease as its own native documents. And you don't need to be an advanced Office user to find all the features you used in Microsoft's suite. All the basic editing tools are available at a glance, so you can start using the application from the first launch.

Overall, OpenOffice.org is a very useful and powerful app for document editing and reading. We recommend this free app for any-level user who wants a less expensive way to create files and share them with OpenOffice.org or Microsoft Office users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 162 votes

    • 5 star 60
    • 4 star 60
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 19
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4 stars

"Switched to Mac, don't want to pay for MS Office"

April 10, 2011  |  By Taegugki

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

Pros

Free and free.

Cons

You get what you pay for.

Summary

I switched to a MBP 17" 2 months ago and didn't see justify paying for MS Office for Mac because I hardly use it. IF I were to pay for anything, I WILL buy Presentation and Pages and for the price. Since my office is a Windows shop and I need Excel OOo has no problem opening the program and because they don't use complicated spreadsheets, I haven't had a problem with using OOo and not MS Office for Mac. Highly recommend.

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4 stars

"easy to use."

February 22, 2011  |  By sboard1

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

Pros

ease of use, for me it does everything that Microsoft office does, and it's free.

Cons

for my use there are no cons.

Summary

good product, easy to use, free, use in place of Microsoft office.

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4 stars

"Good for a freebie"

February 17, 2011  |  By fastknitter

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

Pros

Can open MS Office docs
Less complicated than other office suites

Cons

A little slow to load on a Mac Book 2.4 Ghz running Snow Leopard

Summary

Seems to have most if not all features found in MS Office apps. Pretty darn good for free software. Would recommend to all Mac users.

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5 stars

"It's great to get all this to use and still be legal!"

February 08, 2011  |  By unclebobjim

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

Pros

It has every possible facility that I can imagine and I don't even use half of them. I really like the table tool for text documents. The spreadsheet is easy. I've upgraded versions easily on several occasions and do not think of ever giving it up.

Cons

I wish that OOO would not ask me to re-register each time I upgrade. It's a shame they cannot work out a method to recognise an existing user when I want to upgrade; so now I don't bother to re-register - life is too short!!

Summary

If you are retired, like me, and have been using Microsoft systems for a while you should slot seamlessly into using OOO; why spend money on a package that you are never likely to fully use when you can use this good free one! If you have any ability at all and some experience you should be able to share your knowledge with others by producing a Template or two for others to use.

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1 stars

"crashes my macbook air"

February 07, 2011  |  By mclsmail

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

Pros

just one: free

Cons

slow and crashes my macbook air

Summary

thumbs down

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5 stars

"This is better than MS office or Apple Iworks"

February 06, 2011  |  By premkumarmail

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

Pros

1. Compatibility-"work" in other formats like doc not just to Save as
2. Very intuitive menu
3. Data pilot=pivot table of MS office. I works does not even have this feature.Nothing less as compared to the famous Ms Office or I works, probably more.

Cons

None that I could see.

Summary

Also it is absolutely thin software taking very less time to download. And getting it free, for the very best software. That is as good as it can get.

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5 stars

"Perfect in every way"

February 04, 2011  |  By jack-g

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

Pros

Does "everything" you want for your administrative needs both professional and personal.

Cons

NONE - It has always been 1st class

Summary

I have used open office for years and have yet to complain or have a need for any Microsoft Office product. Donations keep this software free to all with no restrictions and backed by the best.

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4 stars

"practical and useful... even necessary at times"

February 03, 2011  |  By cumberfrod

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

Pros

allows opening files from Microsoft users

Cons

Not as clean and simple as it could be, cf Nisus or, long ago, WriteNow, still about the best word processor I've used.

Summary

Every Mac user should have a copy installed.

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4 stars

"nice product - meets the everyday needs"

February 03, 2011  |  By hvcriq

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

Pros

Easy to use - multiple options

Cons

slow platform

Summary



Updated on Mar 29, 2011

A little slow loading up, but very easy to use. I have accessed the word processor and the spreadsheet functions and am quite pleased with both.

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4 stars

"Many office programs, too complicated, this one is OK"

February 01, 2011  |  By lathangt

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

Pros

The program does what I need it for without having to spend big bucks. I only need something simple - thanks!

Cons

Can't think of a single one!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3.0
See http://development.openoffice.org/releases/3.3.0.html.
General
Publisher The Apache Software Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.openoffice.org/
Release Date January 26, 2011
Date Added January 26, 2011
Version 3.3.0
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Office Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 166.43MB
File Name Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.0_MacOS_x86-64_install_en-US.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 894,669
Downloads Last Week 1,524
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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