OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org

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5
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Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 2004 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0
  • Total Downloads:
    6,857,769
  • Date Added:
    July 24, 2013
  • File Size:
    134.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,832
  • 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 2004 votes

    • 5 star 1153
    • 4 star 567
    • 3 star 111
    • 2 star 43
    • 1 star 130
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5 stars

"As a writer on a budget it's a great program"

September 30, 2013  |  By chey1297

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 4.0

Pros

it's free!!!!
There is as much if not more features than word and it's very easy to
use, I'm a writer and poet I frequently use this program. Have used it for 5 years now. it will open any type of document and save it in several types of forms also. can't say enough about it!

Cons

sometimes it's a bit buggy, but it's free and it's not that bad.

Summary

I've written all of my poetry and short stories with this program and will continue to support it,

Dell Anne Raye Poet

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2 stars

"Ok but buggy"

September 11, 2013  |  By SoccerDave

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 4.0

Pros

Its free and allow you to produce basic documents.

Cons

Its very buggy, when using the word processor part of the text randomly resizes for no reason, the spell checker randomly stops working and things don't always paste properly.

Summary

Ok but need fixes is becoming unusable and frustrating.

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5 stars

"Totally Awesome and it is really easy to learn and use."

September 08, 2013  |  By breeshie

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 4.0

Pros

super easy to use, and has everything I need. Like it so much better than the "other" one, (the Microsoft one), that I had been using forever...BUT, not anymore !

Cons

I have nothing to say here, really, it's just that nothing bad or negative has happenned, at all while using this software, and I got it for free...That's really hard to understand, I mean because it is really outstanding and very impressive in every way !

Summary

Highly recommend this to everyone !!! Also, to the software people who created this, at APACHE , what an outstanding job you did ! Thank you so much for this, for OpenOffice.org 4.0. I love it and will never go back to the "other" one, NEVER !!! Thank you again, it's made a huge, positive difference in my life.

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4 stars

"As good as Microsoft Office"

September 01, 2013  |  By ddragoo

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 4.0

Pros

Free, and it works just as good as MS Office.

Cons

None that I'm aware of.

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5 stars

"Been around awhile"

August 30, 2013  |  By jwogea

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 4.0

Pros

Does every thing you need for less then for the price of Windows Office

Cons

No cons ---

Summary

Just a easy to use, no cost option to Windows Office.

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5 stars

"Very Happy"

August 29, 2013  |  By Imogen7Ryan

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 4.0

Pros

I only installed the Word Processor - It's good that it allows to install only the components you need; I liked the look of it straight away. All the formatting of my work remained when I copy/pasted it into an email (where my basic word processor didn't hence why I tried Open Office). Works great with Windows 8. Loads of options to do things I presume you can do in Microsoft Word without the hefty price.

Cons

None so far

Summary

I like its layout more than another free suite I tried. I only wanted a Word Processor so I'm happy the other bits were optional. For a free alternative to Microsoft I think it's a pretty good bargain I got.

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5 stars

"The "GREAT ALTERNATIVE" to enriching Bill Gates"

August 24, 2013  |  By richs567

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 4.0

Pros

Does everything Microsoft Office can do.

Cons

People think that due to the free nature of this product its lacking something.

Summary

Wonderful alternative to $300.00 to do the same thing as Office

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5 stars

"The most comprehensive office program out there..."

August 22, 2013  |  By Bob1019

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 4.0

Pros

Covers tbe gambit of my needs....

Cons

I haven't found any at this point

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5 stars

"New version is awesome"

August 16, 2013  |  By 1dustpelt

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 4.0

Pros

The old version was lagging behind LibreOffice and had many problems. I decided to try OpenOffice 4 and it is great. Almost as good as Microsoft Office.

Cons

Still not as good as MS Office. Lacking on cloud integration.

Summary

Unbeatable for the price.

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4 stars

"Product does what it's supposed to do."

August 10, 2013  |  By tvaz123

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 4.0

Pros

Product does what it's supposed to do.

Cons

no cons to speak of.

Summary

Product does what it's supposed to do.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0
Version 4.0 include new automated testing framework based on JUNIT that tests in the areas BVT (Basic Verification Tests), FVT (Functional Verification Tests), PVT (Performance Verification Tests), SVT (System Verifcation Tests).
General
Publisher The Apache Software Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.openoffice.org/
Release Date July 24, 2013
Date Added July 24, 2013
Version 4.0
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Office Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, 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 6,857,769
Downloads Last Week 9,832
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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