OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org

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Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 2005 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3
  • Total Downloads:
    6,893,435
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 27, 2011
  • 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

    4.0

    out of 272 votes

    • 5 star 120
    • 4 star 100
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 26
  • 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

"The Free Office Suite"

June 09, 2012  |  By CNETproductions

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3

Pros

OpenOffice is free

Cons

-Long download
-Huge file
-Slow startup
-Bad interface
-Complicated
-Lacks features

Summary

In my opinion, the only Pro to Openoffice is it's free and requires no charge. For users who want a free Office Suite, i recommend LibreOffice.

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5 stars

"It is the simplest and best program on my system"

May 16, 2012  |  By wheelchairpete

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3

Pros

The easy to understand operation puts it head and shoulders above the competitors. I have had three strokes and rely upon the ease of layout to get letters written. Open Office is the only one I can get full benefit of a word prosessor.

Cons

Haven't found one yet!

Summary

I would recommend this program to everyone. It is a rolls Royce amongst pretenders.

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5 stars

"Stupendous."

May 12, 2012  |  By Peque1920

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3

Pros

Everything is simply out of this world: perfect options in installation, writing & reading.

Cons

I cannot find a single one

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1 stars

"stay with ver. 3.3"

May 10, 2012  |  By stv75757

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3

Pros

none it don't work

Cons

it just stops working every time I try to use it :( very buggy

Summary

stay with 3.3 I use to like it but now not at all

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5 stars

"You just found your perfect "Suite"!"

May 09, 2012  |  By LiliaMSU

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3

Pros

Gorgeous!!

Cons

What "cons"?

Summary

May 10, 2012
I see a lot of negative votes here...! M-m-m..!! Well, just like that funny lawyer said in ''My Cousin Vinny'' - ''EVERYTHING THAT GUY JUST SAID IT'S B...!!!''. Well, same here: ''Everything those people just said is b...''. Don't believe them! Open Office is a great program. I had it for the last 5 years and I love it. I give it a big ''10''!! Thank you dear inventors of Open Office! May you live long and prosper!

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4 stars

"It works fine, BUT"

May 09, 2012  |  By flntlok

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3

Pros

Looks like all the goodies of Microsoft's product, and, best of all, it's free.
Easy to use; simple interface; choice at install as to what products you want to install.

Cons

I'm using Windows 7 so that may be the reason for the one problem I have encountered so far. That problem is that the program will not connect to the provider for updates or even to register the product! But, as long as the software does the few things I need it to do - mainly word processing - I have no problem with that.

Summary

I just started using this so time will tell.

Updated on May 16, 2012

So far the only problem I'm having is the software's inability to update. When I click the update button all I get is a "page no longer available" screen. I assume this is because the program isn't fully compatable with Win7 - which is my OS. But it works fine otherwise.

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5 stars

"Love it so far"

May 09, 2012  |  By Tear59

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3

Pros

It is wonderful to be able to copy and past with out worrying about executive shutting down my word program. Have not yet used a lot of templates but very happy with what is there.

Cons

None yet, but I'll keep checking

Summary

So glad I downloaded this program it works so much better than Microsoft word works!!!

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1 stars

"download is corrupt dont waste ur time"

May 08, 2012  |  By ck1nu

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3

Pros

free ait free if it dont work

Cons

corupt onstaller

Summary

wait till they fix it or go for older version

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1 stars

"to complicated"

May 06, 2012  |  By Marieo2012

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3

Pros

complete programme, good display, many option

Cons

NOT simple at all, too complicated, it took me over 1 hour to set up the option just to write a simple letter of 1 paraghe. no explanation what does what. and it didnt do what i had programmed
simply put the page number at the bottom of the page.it put it on top or not at all other option i always had to repeat the same option. i write part of the letter, i save it, then it tells me. can't save this file is read only format. what is this

Summary

i expected just to click document there i go write a simple letter,
no not with this. it took too much space on my computer

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1 stars

"Did not install program, see "Cons"."

April 13, 2012  |  By stanleyjadde

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3

Pros

Do not have any, see "Cons"

Cons

I downloaded the CNET offering of OpenOffice 3.3 three times. I need to install it on my second hard drive "D",because of space limitations on my main drive "C". I tried all three times to get the program to install on "D", trying everything I could given what I was/am offered for doing so. All three times the install program ended up on "C".

Summary

Case closed

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3
  • Added locale data for Maithili (India)
  • Added Yoruba (Nigeria) [yo-NG] to language list.
  • Added Gikuyu (Kenya) [ki-KE] to language list.
  • Added Rusyn (Slovakia) [rue-SK] and Rusyn (Ukraine) [rue-UA] to language list.
  • Support for 'password to modify'. (Word 97 and Excel 97 binary documents only)
  • Save file with password functionality needs to be extended by customer request. Beside the already implemented file encryption, an additional password to protect a document from being edited is implemented.
  • Save file with password functionality needs to be extended by customer request. Beside the already implemented file encryption, an additional password to protect a document from being edited is implemented.
General
Publisher The Apache Software Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.openoffice.org/
Release Date January 26, 2011
Date Added January 27, 2011
Version 3.3
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Office Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, 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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