OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org

Average User Rating:
4.3
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  • Version:
    1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    6,893,435
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 12, 2004
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    134.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12,476
  • Platform:
    Windows
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2 stars

"Was great, now it's useless half the time."

December 16, 2014  |  By spiritedaway96

 |  Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1

Pros

In the beginning it had tons of pros, now it has practically none.

Cons

Crashes, loses important documents occasionally, won't open some files than decides to open them hours later.

Summary

I downloaded this application about a year ago, only using it occasionally, and it worked great. There were no crashes, I was able to save files and open files just fine. However, at the time I was maybe using it once or twice a week. Now, at my new school, I use this application everyday needing to save and open downloaded files three to five times a day. It worked great my first month of school (late August to early September), but then it started freezing and crashing while I'm in the middle of important assignments, sometimes when I reopened the application after the crash it either didn't save my file or gave me a pop-up saying my file couldn't be retrieved and I'd have to do assignments all over, when I go to open a document I know saved and clearly says in my computers documents that it is saved it says the document no longer exists, and when I download and open assignments it either won't open or says there's an error with the file. When the assignment doesn't open (even though I've tried every few minutes to open it) it finally opens hours later. I would not recommend this application to anyone I know who needs to use a word document consistently. I'm planning on deleting this application and going with another word document application.

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5 stars

"For me, it is very suitable"

December 07, 2014  |  By intendvbu

 |  Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1

Pros

Well, this is an exceptionally good program. Fast, stable and accurate

Cons

No disappointments

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1 stars

"Good not great!"

November 08, 2014  |  By pickycustomer

 |  Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1

Pros

None anymore. See summary.

Cons

Apache has started a smear campaign against LibreOffice.

Summary

I have previously submitted a review of AOO but things have changed.

I have noticed that Apache has started a smear campaign against LibreOffice. Apparently Apache has seen large numbers of their loyal user base leave for LibreOffice due to the fact that LO can do more and is more stable. They, Apache, have been stating the number of people using LO is inflated and have skewed the data to prove they are correct. If Apache wanted to prove that AOO is better they should base the facts on how much better AOO is over LO. Happily these tactics never work. In stead what Apache should do is to improve their product and not attack the competition with unproven allegations and/or numbers.. I wish Apache better luck on proving they are better when virtually every "expert" reviewer has written about how much better LibreOffice is than Apache OpenOffice. The truth is in the software and not based on a smear campaign.

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1 stars

"OpenOffice 4.1.1 fails to install"

November 02, 2014  |  By numbersguylanc

 |  Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1

Pros

I love OO but cannot get this one to install. Big bug!

Cons

You may get an error message that says you do not have sufficient rights to install software even if you have admin rights in windows. It will tell give you this file location C:\program files\openoffice4\share\registry\res It will rollback the install BUT you will no longer have OpenOffice...so be sure you really want to install this update. I'm now searching the Internet for the older version.

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4 stars

"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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2 stars

"WARNING: contains browser hijacker, Rocket find"

July 15, 2014  |  By Seeker-451

 |  Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0

Pros

Would like to be able to find the positive, but it has put up a flurry of pop-ups preventing any analysis.

Cons

Hijacks your browser. Rocket Browser! (Yeah, heh heh heh!) Forces Rocket Find (Some actually list this as a virus) . Use web search to find how to uninstall Rocket Find. The Rocket Find may simply be a "feature" added by CNET. (thanks guys!)

Summary

FUN FUN FUN. Made me some money completely removing all the browser hijacker and spyware files for PC clients. Apache OpenOffice is great for business ;)

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5 stars

"ok ok ok ok ok"

May 28, 2014  |  By Spirited!

 |  Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0

Pros

ok ok ok ok ok

Cons

..........

Summary

.............

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2 stars

"It's okay. Not too sure of it's future!"

May 28, 2014  |  By pickycustomer

 |  Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0

Pros

Not enough for me.

Cons

See summary below.

Summary

At one time I relied on Apache OpenOffice (AOO). Not anymore. AOO has stability issues, it was continually crashing. I tried Kingsoft Office Free (KSOF)wasn't sure about it either. It's from China. I wasn't convinced there was "not" spyware included. I tried LibreOffice (LO)and have stuck with it. LO can use the "code" from AOO but the reverse cannot be done. LibreOffice has yet to crash on me while AOO was constantly crashing. One good thing I can say about AOO is that it uses less HDD space than LO.
But, again LO is much more stable. Both AOO and LO needs Java Runtime Environment to be fully functional. The Document Foundation (the people who releases/creates LibreOffice) are working out the Java dependency. The average user will not see the need for JRE. However "power users" will need JRE. Personally I don't since I'm an average user and not a power user.

I wish I could recommend Apache OpenOffice, but I can't. The stability issue and the knowledge that AOO is lacking in its development base (most of the top tier went to LibreOffice) I
don't have much faith in Apache OpenOffice. No, I'm not a fanboy.
I'm just a user who wants a quality product, even if it's free.

Updated on Jun 28, 2014

Please don't get me wrong Apache OpenOffice is a good alternative to Microsoft Office. For those who rely on AOO I hope Apache gives the developmental stability OpenOffice deserves. I just got tired of living with multiple crashes while using AOO. I did a lot of research before deciding to switch to LibreOffice. The result of my research showed most experts gave the edge to LibreOffice. If anyone who uses AOO without issues, more power to you. To each their own. And mine is LibreOffice.

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5 stars

"I love opensource software"

May 25, 2014  |  By viniciusarl

 |  Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0

Pros

Their philosophy is so beautiful, hahaha.

The program is very good btw, many users will be satisfied with it.

Cons

Office 2003 interface. Oh if they improve it ;)

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3 stars

"It's fairly OK"

May 10, 2014  |  By ooprobs

 |  Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1

Pros

It's free and works most of the time with little, non-demanding projects.

Cons

It doesn't work all of the time. Crashes frequently. (Switched to LibreOffice and seems to work a little better. Both have the same base code--very similar.)
Problems with copy/paste (doesn't copy all that was highlighted).
Problems when two windows of the same document are open (causes the program to crash).
Problems when more than two documents are open (causes the program to crash).
Problems when attempting to work on big projects (causes the program to crash).
Probs with Base connecting to database (won't connect ODBC or JDBC, won't recognize the jar file).
Problems with password protecting files (will make password protected files into read-only files and make it impossible to edit them--the file does not appear as read-only in file explorer; but only appears as read-only in OpenOffice).
Probs when reporting a bug (a ticket opens and a reply is given. The email of whoever replied is invalid. Messages sent to it are undelivered. Issue unresolved).
Lots of bugs I hope they can fix.

Summary

Though supposedly compatible with Word, it does not display a .doc/.docx file the way the file is displayed in Word, especially if the file contains pictures (it moves them around on the page).

However, even with all the problems it has, I prefer it to MSOffice. It's ridiculous to charge so much. If they were smart, they'd lower the price and welcome more customers instead of encouraging people to walk away to other platforms.

Glad it was picked up by Apache and upgrades are being released more frequently.

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General
Publisher The Apache Software Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.openoffice.org/
Release Date February 12, 2004
Date Added February 12, 2004
Version 1.1
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Business Applications
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 98, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, 64MB RAM, 170MB disk space
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
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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