Open Office

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OpenOffice.org 2  is the leading open-source office software suite  for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages  and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

Website: http://www.openoffice.org/
Download link: http://openoffice.bouncer.osuosl.org/?product=OpenOffice.org&os=winwjre&lang=en-US&version=2.4.1
Screenshots: (Thx to ladidadi)


[img=800x480]http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/5936/wordaboutci1.png[/img]
[img=800x461]http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/6130/calcgp2.png[/img]
Rating: 10*/10*
Latest version: 3.0.0
My opinion: this office pack it's as good as microsoft office and it's free
(If you think my reviews are useful you can report me as a moderator if you want, or at least a good reputation)
 
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ScratchedChalk link said:
Great piece of software, I would definitely recommend this to people who don't want to buy Microsoft Office, this is completely free!
the suite it's exactly the same as ms office but whit small differences :wink:
 

GreedyLlama

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I can't understand why M/S Office is so popular when you can get Open Office for free and it does a very similar job.  You can use the same format so you can share with M/S users.  Now here is the big question, did you write that stuff in the example text? -  because some of that looks very interesting and I would like to know more.
 
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I can't understand why M/S Office is so popular when you can get Open Office for free and it does a very similar job.  You can use the same format so you can share with M/S users.  Now here is the big question, did you write that stuff in the example text? -  because some of that looks very interesting and I would like to know more.
no i just find the image on google
opensuse it's a cool linux distributiun that you can get for free
http://www.opensuse.org/
 

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I have tried this open office,,, its good but not for business use. I reccomend using Microsoft office even if you have to pay for it. As they say you get what you pay for.
 

GreedyLlama

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OK prohacking, so you have found some downsides to this program.  Tell us about them because Open Office looks good to me and I have not found major problems.
 
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Well I am using both OpenOffice and Microsoft Office ( this one is an older version but it's good too, it's the 2003 version ) so I can say a couple of things about them .

Open Office consumes slightly less resources than MO but there is a problem though. My language uses some special characters that can be found in the Insert button on each progra , but , MO has a trick that allows you to put a shortcut on your keyboard, a combination of keys, that allows you to acces the letter you want faster. I am sorry to say but OpenOffice doesnt has one  ( maybe I could't find it ... )

Also... i'm use with Publisher in M.O and I see that Open Office doesn't have one ....

Those are the few problems that I've encountered .. if you know something that might help...
 
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opensource_archive

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OO is great if you dont want to fork out for MSO but if you can afford MSO then get it as OS lacks certain features that attract me to MSO.

My opinion.
 
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ladidadi

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@ fallenfoofighter: this any help? http://en.allexperts.com/q/Shareware-Freeware-3005/Open-Office-Shortcut-Keys.htm

Ive been using Open Office for 1.5 years now and i havent found anything that Microsoft Office can do, that Open Office cant (mainly using Writer and Calc); Im begining to doubt the ppl who say they NEED Microsoft Office's features. Its perfect for school/uni work and i would suspect that many businesses wont have any trouble with it.

The "export directly as PDF" function is a massive plus point and also the new OpenOffice will be able to read .docx files.

OpenOffice 3 out on monday... szabo get ready for an update ;D