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OpenOffice 4.1.0

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The dominance of Windows in Office Suites has been curbed by OpenOffice. The software is by far the most complete suite of software for work, database, and presentation creation among others.

This program can be summed up as the alternative version of Microsoft Office minus specific functions. Indeed, OpenOffice has an all-in-one suite of software each with an equivalent in the Microsoft version. If you need Microsoft Word, then Office Writer is the way to go. For a Presentation tool such as Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2003, OpenOffice answers with Impress. Last but not least, Office Base is the database alternative of Access.

Get the same functions for free

All the components of OpenOffice are free and have nothing at all to envy the competition. The download of additional plugins can enhance your experience in the good. Although files saved in OpenOffice have a different extension, the compatibility with Microsoft Office is unquestioned. In fact, OpenOffice files can be saved in the Microsoft Office extension. The only problem is that versions higher than Office 2003 cannot open the files.

For a software with such a wealth of features and alternative, it is surprising to know that OpenOffice is open source. Anyone with a degree of programming knowledge can improve on the assets of the software. Furthermore, OpenOffice has a community of users that collaborate on fixing bugs among others. Often, patches for the software are available to download for free.

Anyone is invited to help the project get even better over time. It will not take long before OpenOffice fast surpasses the competition as the number one name in the field.

Formats Supported

ODT, ODS, ODG, ODP, ODC, ODF, ODI, ODB, ODM, DOC, XLS, PPT, PPS, PNG, JPG, TXT, RTF, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, OTT, OTS, OTP, OTG

OpenOffice 4.1.0 Features

The main features of OpenOffice are listed below:

  • Word processor
  • It has a complete set of tools to create and edit spreadsheets in which you can calculate and analyze your data
  • Multimedia presentations creator
  • It lets you draw diagrams with 3D illustrations
  • It allows you to create databases, forms, tables or reports
  • You can create mathematics equations (equation editor included)
  • It can read many formats

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Pros
  • Most Microsoft formats supported
  • Efficient integration of components
  • Several extensions available
  • Free upgrades
Cons
  • No mail reader alternative
  • Uses a lot of local space

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • I will use this as a personal tool to write letters, memos and make finanancial charts for my own use. the calculattor is a valuable tool in preparing statistical documents

  • Just got new laptop that did not come with a document writing program. I have used MS Word but would like to try Open Office as an alternative. I need it for writing documents.

  • As a privat user I dont want to load down an expensive officeversion. Ive been told bye friends that oppen office is a very useful tool for me

  • Iplan to use the program for private purposes because I am a retired person now. It is really a great frogram that I have been using for many years.

  • email client for official purposes only which is used in offices. I thought this is an alternative to outlook 2010 or so. that is why tried to download the program

What similar programs have you used?
  • Over the years I have used many of the Microsoft office programs like word, excel, outlook, powerpoint, publisher. I hope that this is as good.

  • I have used Microsoft office: picture manager, excel, word, access, powerpoint, adobe. And basically Windows 7 features as well, notepad, calculator...

What do you like most about this program?
  • its quite the same as the MS Office which is also can be an essential alternative for making our paper works and school/class room demonstrations using power points.

  • for school purpose in publishing different tasks such as assigments ,perfomoing in writting documents and other different works performed by microsoft office inthecomputer

  • Program speed and all the features included in this small package are of great use and simply fantastic what a person needs at Home for normal useage.

  • easy typing and user friendly.every body can understand and write documents easy with perfection. Clarity is the other main attraction in this office

  • that it does everything I need for free it will help me be a lot mre productive I am not a Profesional so the ease of use is very important

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