Apache Software Foundation

Apache OpenOffice

4 / 5 7 reviews


Average Ratings

7 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Pricing Details
    completely free of any license fees
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Apache Software Foundation
  • www.apache.org

About Apache OpenOffice

Open productivity suite that allows you to create mathematical equations, manage databases, produce letters, multimedia presentations, diagrams, 3D illustrations, and more.


Apache OpenOffice Features

  • Collaboration
  • Database Creation
  • Document Creation
  • File Sharing
  • Notes Management
  • Office Suite
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Task Management
  • Team Chat

Apache OpenOffice Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Free cross compatible software.

Nov 17, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Awesome program to use for everyday basic use. We use it a lot to convert files to and from pdf on our Mac. Easily send documents between a Mac and pc.

Cons: Not much to hate about this software. It could probably be set up and designed a little better, but it gets the job done regardless.

Overall: Easy to use free software. Meets all requirements that we need in a word program.

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A great little free word processor that can cross platforms and open many files.

Nov 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love that this process is free. As a student, I used to be pained by the money needed to drop on something just so that I could format text for papers, when the cost was really more for features I would never use. Open Office is the solution. Great for students or organizations, Open Office is a nice little word processor for general files. It has a feel similar to Word or Pages, without the costs that are/were associated with either application. Additionally, it is able to open rich text, plain text, .doc or .pages files without issue, making it a great resource to access files if you have an application that is unable to open it otherwise or recover the text.

Cons: What I like the least about Open Office is how watered down the product is, there are a lot of times I am yearning for a bit more functionality. It can be a bit buggy in our Mac environment, but mostly in the more advanced features, not as much for the general user. 4.1 is a bit unstable, with a lot of crashes, and customer support is harder to navigate through user forums.

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Great product for the price

Nov 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What's not to like about free software that helps you get stuff done? I am glad that there are great developers and companies that are willing to offer software like this for free.

Cons: Some of the functionality and features are not as good as other commercial software, but because this is free I am a lot more willing to over look those limitations. One feature that is sorely missing is some kind of collaborative editor. I have had to use online document programs to get this capability

Overall: I get increased productivity by being able to create presentations, documents, and spreadsheets without having to pay a lot of money.

Hey, it's Free, you'll always get more than what you pay for.

Nov 07, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's nice for people who don't want to spend the money for Office. It gives another option that's free and fairly intuitive. And as long as everyone you know uses OpenOffice (or if you only send .PDF files), you'll never have formatting issues.

Cons: As alluded to above, one of the major problems I've faced in the past when using OpenOffice, is the inability (in some cases) to have Microsoft Word open an OpenOffice file without making it look like a 1st grader tried formatting the document. Given that this is an open source code, the formatting issues and correction time might make buying Microsoft Office a more viable option.

Overall: Free ability to have lots of functionality - just don't share any working documents with people because most companies only have Office.

Decent Free Office Suite Microsoft Replacement

Oct 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Open Office is a product that serves as a replacement for MicroSoft Office Suite for those who can't afford the MS brand. You can save files as MS Word documents if you need to share the electronic files with others. It feels like Word and it looks a lot like Word.

Cons: I can be hard to find what your looking for within the UI and that is mostly because I am used to Microsoft Word so there is an initial learning curve.

Overall: The benefit is to have a full word processor, spreadsheets, presentation suite for free without having to pay for a Microsoft subscription.

Still good even with the split

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very intuitive, has effectively cloned the indistry leaders' products and layput, so it can be used woth little training.

Cons: Still cannpt perfectly import non native files. Word docs it can dp pretty goof, but wordperfect has serious shortcomings.

Great Software and MC Office replacement

Jul 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Does everything that others do and more, great price! Offers many features other pay software does not.

Cons: Not more widely supported base file formats, I would also like to see better support for adding videos and media to files and presentations.