A credible rival to MS
Office, OpenOffice 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
We were pleased to find
that stability has improved too. No doubt about it, the
multilingual and crossplatform OpenOffice is a compelling option
for anyone in search of an alternative office suite.
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(Similar to Excell)
(Similar to Visio)
(Similar to Access)
(Create Formulas &
twenty years, OpenOffice is a mature, reliable, product. OpenOffice
was designed from the start as a single piece of software - not
bolted together from separate software packages. This makes it very
consistent and easy to use - what you learn in one application is
immediately usable in another. The context-sensitive help works
across all applications, unobtrusively providing the precise help
you need. You can even open any type of document from any
application - OpenOffice 3 is really one piece of software. It also
runs on all major computing platforms - Microsoft Windows,
GNU/Linux, Sun Solaris, Apple Mac - isn't that great!
contains all the office software you need, in one single package.
You don't have to worry which version to install: one installation
program provides everything. The installation also includes
features which some expensive rivals do not - for example, the
ability to create .pdf files when you want to guarantee what the
recipient sees on their computer. There is also a growing range of
extensions: additional features that any developer can provide.
OpenOffice releases release software several times a year so you
can take advantage of new features as quickly as possible.
OpenOffice 3 is
developed using an open-software, "no secrets" approach. Anyone can
look at the programs and suggest improvements, or fix bugs. Anyone
can report problems or request enhancements, and anyone can see the
response from other users or developers. The status of current and
future releases is displayed on a public wiki, so you can decide if
and when you want to upgrade to take advantage of new features.
Anyone used to commercial software and its hyping and marketing
speak will find OpenOffice 3 refreshingly different. Enjoy the
benefits of open-source!
Terms & Conditions:
Please understand this
software is not licensed by Microsoft in any way. This Open Office
Software Suite CD is one of the best alternatives to the high
priced MS Office Software. Item will not come in a commercial box
nor contain any fancy labels. It is simply created from a
open-source ISO file burned to a high quality memorex brand CD. It
is open-source unlimited user, which simply means you may freely
install it on as many computers as you need without the worry or
hassle of keys or serial numbers. (Absolutely legal software to use
and update.) It is also not available to purchase in stores. The
pictures are for representation purposes only. Keep in mind there
is no commercial "Open Office" Software available at this time and
it's up to distributors like us to get you this valuable software
on CD to you without the worry of any bloat ware or potential
viruses usually associated with internet downloads.
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