OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    6,787,968
  • Date Added:
    September 18, 2007
  • File Size:
    134.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,864
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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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 and complex and multipart documents with bibliographies, reference tables, and indexes.

The interface is similar to that of MS Office, and even advanced Office users will find almost everything they're used to: templates, collaborative features (versions, recording changes), macros, and even a programming language. OOo, as it's known, lets you open and save documents in formats as diverse as MS Office formats, PDF, HTML, and XML. It can also import files from those formats, as well as WordPerfect and others. However, it normally saves files in the open-standard Oasis OpenDocument XML format, for maximum compatibility with other applications.

The latest versions of OpenOffice have seen a spurt of growth in the extensions available for the program. These include templates for professional writers, an export tool for bidirectional functionality with Google Docs, blog publishing, and others. Blog publishing assistance especially strikes us as a natural area for word processing to grow toward.

We were pleased to find that stability has improved too. No doubt about it, the multilingual and crossplatform OpenOffice.org is a compelling option for anyone in search of an alternative office suite.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 78 votes

    • 5 star 47
    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 2002 votes

    • 5 star 1153
    • 4 star 567
    • 3 star 111
    • 2 star 43
    • 1 star 128
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4 stars

"Impressive, worthy of the buzz"

December 02, 2007  |  By kirkfengel

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2.3

Pros

Smooth, functional, free! Worthy of a donation, asap.

Cons

What's not to like?

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5 stars

"Yes, it DOES work with Vista."

December 01, 2007  |  By HuDu

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2.3

Pros

First, OOo DOES work with Vista. Cnet needs to update their description. Look at the OpenOffice.org website for more accurate system requirements, etc.

I've been using OOo for more than two-and-a-half years on my own computer, while continuing to use MS Office on my PC at work (where I'm not given a choice). I've come to prefer OOo in a number of ways, mainly in word processing (which is what I need and use most). If you're accustomed to working with text frames, XML forms, multi-part and large documents, etc., OOo Writer can actually make your life easier than Word does. (And I don't have that many complaints with Word.)

The price and license terms can't be beat, of course.

Cons

OOo has a full compliment of advanced tools and functions, but is short on templates and wizards. It's probably best recommended to those who are more PC-proficient. Noobs and users who just want to perform routine tasks might be happier with the commercial software choices if their budgets allow.

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5 stars

"Brilliant..........."

November 28, 2007  |  By nurse42312

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2.3

Pros

It does everything that I need from an office suite and it's free....

Move over Microsoft.....

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4 stars

"Any chance?"

November 27, 2007  |  By andeyejah

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2.3

Pros

Any chance youll upgrade this anytime soon to work with vista?.

Cons

See above

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5 stars

"EASY TO USE AND AS GOOD THAN MS OFFICE FOR FREE"

November 27, 2007  |  By klem57

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2.3

Pros

This free open-source office suite does everything I need. I've never had a problem opening and docs or spreadsheets originally produced by MS Word or Excel. It's easy to use, seems intuitive, handles PDF and HTML, etc.

I like it and like it so much I dumped MS Office completely from all of my computers. I use it for personal and business letters, flyers, business cards, website production... just about everything an office suite is suppose to be.

Best of all... IT'S FREE. Upgrades... are FREE.

And if there is something you don't like about it or want to see changed - they want to know. They actually WANT to hear from you. What could be better?

Cons

Nothing. It's great.

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3 stars

"nice for simple use "

November 26, 2007  |  By eehinkle

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2.3

Pros

ease of use and opens files from office

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5 stars

"easy to download"

November 25, 2007  |  By meleosha

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2.3

Pros

works very well

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1 stars

"Not impressed"

November 25, 2007  |  By stargazer10

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2.3

Cons

It would not download not compatible for Vista which was not stated

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5 stars

"Great office software and it FREE!"

November 20, 2007  |  By allenox

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2.3

Pros

Full featured office suite, better than Micro...well you know! And FREE!

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3 stars

"Needs to mature"

November 20, 2007  |  By aspenglow_cnet

 |  Version: OpenOffice.org 2.3

Pros

The basic applications (spreadsheet, presentation, word processing) are very adequate for most users.

Cons

Base and their overall approach to "desktop coding" are weak.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3

Version 2.3 adds program enhancements and unspecified bug fixes.

General
Publisher The Apache Software Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.openoffice.org/
Release Date September 18, 2007
Date Added September 18, 2007
Version 2.3
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Business Applications
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Java Runtime Environment 1.4
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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