Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice

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The freeware office productivity suite presented here is called Apache OpenOffice. It’s an open-source alternative for Microsoft Office which you might be interested in if you’ve been looking for a solution to handle office documents without the need to invest in the latter application. As such, Apache OpenOffice will provide you with word processing functionality, presentation solutions, spreadsheet capabilities, graphics, databases, and more.

So, if interested in finding out more details about this free office suite, consider reading on.

Apache OpenOffice is a full-featured office software suite

Apache OpenOffice is a top-quality open-source product and belongs to the main competitors of Microsoft Office. As such, it will provide its users with free alternative applications for text annex word processing and other functions considered basic for an office productivity suite.

The Apache OpenOffice suite consists of the following applications, named Calc which is the spreadsheet solution, Draw for drawings, Impress for presentations, Math the formula editor, Writer which is the word-processor and Base for database management.

Not only does this suite provides you with the similar features found in similar software, but in some cases they even exceed those provided in paid products.

Some more details about the Apache OpenOffice applications

Without enlisting all features and functionality of each of the aforementioned applications forming part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, we here give a little bit more information about them.

Calc is a spreadsheet application that enables you to perform calculations and analyse information, incorporating features of Lotus 1-2-3 and Microsoft Excel, hence very similar to these programs. Draw is a dedicated vector graphics editor. Writer features a friendly and intuitive interface that allows you to easily create and edit text documents, just like Microsoft Word and WordPerfect. Math allows you to create and edit mathematical formulas and supports multiple fonts, similar to the Microsoft Equation Editor, and these formulas can then easily embedded into other Apache OpenOffice documents. Impress lets you create professional-looking presentations which can be exported to SWF files, similar to Apple Keynote and Microsoft PowerPoint. Last but not least, there’s Base, a database management solution similar to Microsoft Access. Nevertheless, besides a version of HSQL being native to the suite, it can work as a front-end for a variety of database systems, including MySQL annex PostgreSQL, ODBC data sources and even MS Access databases.

Conclusion about Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice is one of the best office suite alternative, especially because it is free and in some cases provides you with more functionality than the market leader Microsoft Office. Each application included in the Apache OpenOffice has its counterpart in Microsoft Office, and they even look rather similar. Moreover, it is perfectly compatible with Microsoft Office formats and can be used for personal or commercial purposes.

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Version 4.1.1
License Freeware
On Site Since 22/June/2010
Author The Apache Software Foundation
Last Update 18/June/2015
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Compatible Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012
Requirements JAVA (JRE)