OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.
OpenOffice.org is the productivity suite that individuals, governments, and corporations around the world have been expecting for the last two years. Easy to use and fluidly interoperable with every major office suite, OpenOffice.org realises the potential of open source.
With new features, advanced XML capabilities and native support for the OASIS Standard OpenDocument format, OpenOffice.org gives users around the globe the tools to be engaged and productive members of their society.
CNET Editor's Review:
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, complex and multipart documents with bibliographies, reference tables, and indexes.
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What's new in this version:
This is a feature and bugfix release. This includes the following new features:
- New Chart module to make the creation of charts easier
- Report builder introduced
- Export to MediaWiki
- Easier preview in a web browser