OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 2002 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4.1
  • Total Downloads:
    6,787,968
  • Date Added:
    August 25, 2012
  • File Size:
    134.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,864
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista

Editors' Review

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Apache OpenOffice.org is the free open-source productivity suite that rivals Microsoft's Office suite, the business world's standard. OpenOffice.org is compatible with most Office documents and many other file types. Like Office, it's a collection of powerful tools, but you don't have to install all its modules. The latest version of OpenOffice.org supports Windows 8.

The OpenOffice.org installer's custom option lets users choose which Program Modules to install from Writer, Calc, Draw, Impress, Base, and Math, plus shared Optional Components. During setup, we chose to make OpenOffice.org our default program for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. OpenOffice.org comes with a lot of support in the form of Help files and other documentation as well as a huge community of users and developers. And, while its tools aren't Office clones, users who are familiar with Word, Excel, and other Office tools will find their OpenOffice.org counterparts easy to understand.

Clicking the OpenOffice.org icon produced a quick-start page that let us open documents, spreadsheets, formulas, and databases. We started with a new document in Writer, the suite's word processor. We quickly created a document and clicked Save to see our options. Writer offered 12 choices, including its proprietary ODF file format (.odt) as well as four Word standards, HTML, text, text encoded, and rich text. Not every format is completely compatible, though. Nevertheless, Writer offers as much as any top word processor. Impress is a presentation wizard, while Draw is a capable graphics editor. Calc is OpenOffice.org's Excel-compatible spreadsheet tool, and Base generates and accesses databases via the Database Wizard. Math is one of OpenOffice.org's advantages over Office: it's a standalone equation editor that can also insert formulas as objects into Writer.

One thing OpenOffice.org lacks that Office has is an integrated e-mail client like Outlook. But OpenOffice.org is compatible with a wide range of e-mail clients, including Mozilla Thunderbird, which many OpenOffice.org users recommend for use with the suite. Still, count us among those who'd like a fully integrated OpenOffice.org e-mail client. In any case, it's hard to find fault with anything OpenOffice.org does, especially since every bit of it is free.

 
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 59 votes

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    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 13
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"Great MS Office alternative"

October 14, 2014  |  By WallyBenny

 |  Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1

Pros

- Very good compatibility with MS Office
- Fast
- Stable

Cons

- Although very good compatibility, I still have problems with some Word docs.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.4.1
Version 3.4.1 includes Finnish, British English, and Khmer languages and fixed extension cleanup and auto update check now re-enabled by default.
General
Publisher The Apache Software Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.openoffice.org/
Release Date August 23, 2012
Date Added August 25, 2012
Version 3.4.1
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Office Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 134.33MB
File Name Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Win_x86_install_en-US.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,787,968
Downloads Last Week 7,864
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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