OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org

Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 2004 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2
  • Total Downloads:
    6,857,769
  • Date Added:
    October 24, 2005
  • File Size:
    134.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,832
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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  • Current Version

    4.7

    out of 51 votes

    • 5 star 40
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 2004 votes

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

"Absolutely a great solution for home or student"

March 28, 2009  |  By Mahonex

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2

Pros

very easily works between MS applications and Open Office. I haven't experienced any problems.

Cons

none to date, and I've been using these tools for 13 months.

Summary

Can't beat the value here.

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3 stars

"Potentially useful... if you have won the national spelling bee."

January 30, 2006  |  By bugmenow

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2

Pros

It's a free program that can create MS Word format documents.

It's open source.

Cons

Unless you've won the national spelling bee you might find its extremely unintuitive (non-working? nonexistent? overly complicated? pathetic?) spellcheck function a hassle.

If you're an everyday user and you want something that's useable then perhaps look elsewhere. If this product really wants to compete with MS Word then it might be an idea to not alienate the users out there who aren't programmers by making it easy to get up and running effectively (i.e. with the same easy to use features as Word). At the moment this seems more like an ugly 'poor-mans' version of Word.

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5 stars

"Some of the Best Freeware Available"

January 28, 2006  |  By britishboy5

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2

Pros

This program can be used to create spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and any word processing document. All programs are fully compatible with their Microsoft counterparts. However, this is completely FREE!

Cons

-No email program or caldendar (just download Thunderbird and Sunbird for free)

-No Publisher clone

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5 stars

"The best office pack yet. . .and it's free"

January 26, 2006  |  By elshunko

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2

Pros

Easy to use and very similar to other applications. Great recovery as well!

Cons

Not eveyone uses .odt, . . .ect., but the .doc,. . .is still there for you if you need to share a file with someone who does not have open office.

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4 stars

"Excellent freeware alternative to Microsoft Office, but MS Office is still bette"

January 22, 2006  |  By CableguyTK

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2

Pros

Its free.

It includes all the programs you would normally find with MS Office...Word, Excel, Access, etc.

I think there is a deeper level of customization with this over MS Office.

Cons

It might be free, but MS Office is still better. MS Office feels better and supports more stuff that people usually put into documents. Open Office has a long ways to go in my opinion.

Pretty big download size.

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5 stars

"Office XP? Why?!"

January 15, 2006  |  By Thirsty Ferret

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2

Pros

This is phenomenal. Excellent replacement to Office, and has better integration between programs, e.g. bettern mail merge.

The quick launch-style menu in the system tray saves a bunch of time.

The price is the best bit, though.

Cons

Takes a little while to load on my machine(?)

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5 stars

"a very sophisticated office suite"

January 12, 2006  |  By martinw1200

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2

Pros

I was not about to buy MS Word a third time! Somehow MS rigged it so that documents from the newest version of Office would not work on versions just a few years old.

Enter OpenOffice:

OpenOffice is probably about as good as, say, MS Office 97. (Plus a few added features.) It has way more features than most people will ever use. It's compatible with documents from all the main word processor and office programs and even some I'd never heard of.

It will open MS Office documents from the latest version of Office, proving that the incompatibility thing was rigged.

If you're getting tired of being forced to upgrade every couple years, get OpenOffice. It will do everything you need very well.

Cons

Not enough people know about it.

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4 stars

"a good free alternative to M$ Office."

January 06, 2006  |  By diaasami

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2

Pros

Contains alot of features and abilities.

Cons

slow

not very stable, save alot :)

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4 stars

"OpenOffice>MS Office"

January 03, 2006  |  By ksax

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2

Pros

OpenOffice is WAY better than MS Office. Price was no comparison. OpenOffice is forwards & backwards compatable with MS Office (I tend to save in .doc form for easy emailing.) It also has a lot of updates. Very little trouble typing. Like that anyone can update it but not make it worse!

Cons

It has a tendancy to crash (but so does MS Office), no e-mail/calendar program (i would like the calendar) and sometimes there are just too many updates!

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5 stars

"covers a multitude of sins"

January 03, 2006  |  By isc34slc326

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2

Pros

like everything about the product

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General
Publisher The Apache Software Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.openoffice.org/
Release Date October 24, 2005
Date Added October 24, 2005
Version 2
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Business Applications
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
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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