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Apache OpenOffice Calc


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About Apache OpenOffice Calc

Powerful spreadsheet tools for data presentation, analysis, and calculation. Provides scenario management and multiple users support.


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Apache OpenOffice Calc Features

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  • Templates

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I use it in my office every work day to write information or do calculations among other things

May 02, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I installed it on my home computer when I started using it to learn it and I was amazed that it was too fast to run, since this computer has very low performance and when loading other similar applications it takes a long time.

What I like the most is that you do not need a large capacity to run in addition to being able to download it for free because it is not licensed.

Cons: What I do not like is that it does not have all the advantages of functionality as far as tools are concerned and that it is not 100 percent compatible with Microsoft Office, which is a limitation when exchanging information between both programs. For example, with open office calc and excel lack many tools so that office calc is a hundred percent compatible with the case of macros that are made in excel. If a document made with macros in Microsoft excel is tried to load in open office would not be compatible.

Overall: There are many benefits among which we can mention that it is a free software that can be downloaded directly from the Internet, it can be installed in other operating systems that are not Linux, it takes few resources from the team in terms of memory and space in disk unlike other programs that exist in the market, it is easily installed and has the same structure as Microsoft Office.

You get what you pay for

Sep 26, 2018
2/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It's free.

It covers a lot of the basic day-to-day.

Kudos and thanks to the volunteers who created and support this software.

Cons: It has a number of usability issues.

It has some downright bugs.

The cost (free) is more than offset by the time and frustration figuring out, or working around, the issues. It's cheaper to buy a proper product (sorry team, you guys do a great job, but it actually ends up costing).

Overall: Per the pros and cons, and having stayed faithfully with OO over time, I came to the conclusion last week that it is cheaper to buy an Office suite that works well than to struggle with this free offering that doesn't. I repeat that I appreciate enormously the effort of the volunteers who sincerely create a large body of working, quality code, and who support it through the forums, but my unfortunate conclusion after all that is - it isn't worth it.

Just to mention I have the standard Office suite that I paid full price for, like everybody. OO was out of interest and curiosity to see if it is an alternative even up to to a certain level, but it isn't. I'm not sure how you convert frustration to $, but at some point, you're in negative. Bugs get you there immediately.

Again, many thanks to the volunteers, but if you're going to spend more than an hour or two with OO, buy yourself the standard Office suite and save yourself a lot of time and frustration.

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It is the best option, in terms of spreadsheets, that I have used as an alternative to excel.

Mar 15, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Both in the case of OpenOffice and excel, I have notified the developers very specific problems with which I have found. In the case of OpenOffice the developers once they verified with the information that I sent, that the problem really existed, not only made the necessary adjustments to the program, but they contacted me back thanks for my contribution. In the case of Microsoft, that has never happened and when I have seen new versions I have verified that the problem I reported is still valid.

It consumes far less machine resources than Microsoft software. (approximately half according to my estimates).

Cons: Accepting the reality that most of the users (including my person) use mostly Microsoft software, it is necessary a period of adaptation to use the program, since the buttons, functions and general structure are presented with menus sometimes quite different from the excel, although we are fair: whenever you change the program, or version thereof, you need a period of adaptation to use it again efficiently.

For me it is more important the fact that it "hangs up" from time to time, especially when you import and modify a document from Office.

I have not asked why it happens, because it could be that it was even done on purpose, simply so that each time you use less the program of the competition, a strategy that is otherwise valid.

Overall: The biggest benefit that OpenOffice has brought me is associated with its wide compatibility with different operating systems (Linux, Windows, Mac, etc.), unlike other similar programs (like Microsoft), designed only to operate with only one type of operating system.

That, added to the fact that it is free, makes its handling and installation in a good number of PC, very versatile.

Awesome! The same as Microsoft Products!

Sep 25, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Need I say more, this is by far the best product out there. I started using open office several years ago when I didn't have the budget for Microsoft office, excel, word, etc. This software is free and is identical to Microsoft. The best part is when you are ready to save it gives you an option that converts it to a Microsoft formst so it can be opened anywhere on any computer. This is definitely by far an amazing program that allows you to accomplish so much from writing letters, to data sheets like excel, to creating presentations. It does pretty much the same thing but all for free, how can you ask for more?

Cons: There really is no cons to this program, as it does so much for a free application.

Overall: I use this software just like I would Microsoft to help write letters collect data and keep me accountable. This software has been a huge help, especially when I did not have the budget for Microsoft and have been true to open office ever since.

Best Microsoft Office Word and PowerPoint, Open Source Alternative

Sep 06, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The price for OpenOffice is unbeatable at free. My first favorite component of this suite is OpenOffice Writer.

It carries enough features to enable a user to write and maintain an immense document, such as a novel, easily. In order to make an OpenOffice Writer document compatible with Word, simply save the .odt file as .doc. OpenOffice Impress is my second favorite software in the bundle and can be used to create very nice presentations. It is also a bit easier for a tech newbie to work with vs PowerPoint.

Cons: OpenOffice Math has a con. Simply because it is not something I would need or use often. Saying this, if I did need to use it rarely, it is a bit time consuming to justify learning for a use greater than once or twice use every two - three years.

Overall: The product is easy to use, economical and a great resource for a company short on immediate funds for a paid license(s) to similar software.

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It is a good program that is very manageable in data processing, in addition to being a free option.

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The best thing about the OpenOffice program is that it can be downloaded and used completely free of charge without paying licenses, it is released under a license. This means that any commercial, educational, and public administration project can be installed on as many computers as possible. since you can make copies and distribute them without any expense, it is easy to install and very manageable, OpenOffice is completely accessible for beginners, it is simpler than updating to Microsoft Office 2007. Since OpenOffice is a unique and complete software program, everything works articulately between the different applications. Even the help system is the same for everything. You do not need to know which application has been used to create a document, it will always be used correctly. So simple that with a single download from the Internet or installing it from a CD you will have a multipurpose tool in your home or office.

Cons: It can be said that he lost the rhythm of the updates, and no progress has been seen in his evolution, likewise he makes greater use of memory and CPU since it is heavier and wider than other programs and this has the consequence that work slower.

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It is the best free spreadsheet software! It has everything I need for my job. It's free!

Mar 26, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It works on different Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. It's assistant functions is quite friendly and similar to other softwares, you can also pivot table with a friendly assistant. It has advanced functions such as VLOOKUP and conditional formatting. Read different types of files including xls, xlsx and csv.

Cons: The visual interface I do not like, it is not updated to new trends. It has been installed with the OpenOffice suite. The graphics that are generated are of low quality. There is not much documentation of the problems, when one appears it is hard.

Overall: It is the best free alternative that can be found, with OpenOffice Calc you will not have problems when making your works in spreadsheets and do not worry about the compatibility with other software, it can be highly compatible. And the best thing about this is that it's free!

Great free office solution

Apr 28, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I started using it while I was a student and it helped me a lot with all projects and presentations.

I use mainly Apache OpenOffice Writer,Calc, Impress and Math. I use it on Windows(however, it's available for Mac and Linux) and it has good integration with my OS. It's free software, a great substitute for the paid versions. It has good functionality and compatibility with the different file types. I love that there are a ton of extensions that can be downloaded for free.

Apache OpenOffice is not heavy and runs smoothly. It's perfect for personal/ non-commercial use.

Cons: I found only one con of Apache OpenOffice and this is the software design. It reminds me of 1999 MS office, however it's free and I do not ask for more.

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With Apache OpenOffice I have everything I need in a single software for free.

May 22, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Apache OpenOffice has many advantages, among which are its gratuity and the possibility it offers to make extensions and modifications to the software. In my office, the free software proposal has been interesting and we have progressively migrated to Apache OpenOffice for multiple reasons. It is a very interesting program that I want to recommend because of the great experience we have had with it.

Cons: Among the few disadvantages that I find in Apache OpenOffice, there is the compatibility problem that sometimes occurs with other office packages that causes the margins not to be in the same place or the tabulations to move.

Overall: Apache OpenOffice has become a great alternative to other brands and since its creation has improved significantly. When I discovered it I suggested it to my work team and I constantly receive congratulations for the good choice we made with the implementation of this software. Apache OpenOffice has everything you need in an office.

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I use it in all aspects related to my work, it is easy to use, effective and free

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It allows me to fulfill my work tasks efficiently and with good appearance, it exports my PDF documents very easily, it has many work templates, it does not take up much space on my hard drive, it has many extensions that I can download when I need it and It is always in constant update and I do not have to pay the license

Cons: It occupies a lot of RAM so it was a bit slow, the compatibility of text files with respect to Microsoft Word shows weaknesses

Overall: I have done very complex works in an easy way, I have had very colorful and efficient presentations, as well as, I have done many graphics in Calc, when I have had doubts I have received technical support and I have expanded my opportunities by downloading the extensions, it is an office suite very complete and wonderful

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The best spreadsheet tool out there

May 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love this software. I install this software on every machine I use before I even think about opening a spreadsheet file. I just think it is user-friendly, easy to use, clean, and it does the trick. It is free! That's the best part if we forget that it works seamlessly and never freezes my system like other similar tools do. Presentations are easy to create. I just can't understand the clogged interphase of other software tools after using Open Office. I always go back to it.

Cons: No cons; other than an occasional compatibility issue between Microsoft Word or Excel, but I wouldn't blame that on Open Office, to be honest! It's a great tool and I'm a big fan. Would never switch at this point.

OpenOffice is best open source software ever

Sep 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ease to use

All features you would expect

Fast & responsive

All shortcut keys work

Cons: None. I like its down-to-earth UI which other people frown upon.

Overall: I was Microsoft Office user once upon a time and couldn't imagine living without it. But then we decided to go open source way and came across OpenOffice. I am using OpenOffice for more than 5 years now. At first, it felt different than Office but more I used OpenOffice I got good at it and since then never felt the need of going back to Microsoft Office again. It has all the bells and whistles at free of cost. People often complain that they can't use shortcut keys they are used to, but if you Google you will find alternative shortcut keys for the same thing. Agreed it does not have jazzy GUI, but do you want functionality or looks?

I just love OpenOffice now and I recommend it to everyone very strongly.

Office solution in one place.

Apr 21, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Excellent set of programs that allows me to work any file related to office automation (Spreadsheets, Word Processor, Design of presentations, Generation of flow charts and flowcharts, Home database, etc.) very easy to install and use. It can be installed in any operating system (Window, Linuz or Mac)

Cons: There is very little to say about weaknesses, as many benefits are obtained with this suite. But there is a detail that must be solved, such as the loss of format of files from other similar programs. Sometimes you have to redo them, since they distort a lot.

Overall: I can install it on low-level computers and I do not have to pay expensive licenses.

Amazing Office Solution

Aug 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This is by far one of my favorite programs. I use several different computers for my job and I need an office application on each of the four different PC's I have to switch back and forth on each day. Saves a lot of money in the IT budget and has the same functionality as Microsoft Office and is a bit more flexible.

Cons: I really have nothing negative to say about OpenOffice. It's free and does a great job. Maybe one downfall is that there isn't a replacement for Outlook.

Overall: It's solved having office applications on several different machines that rotate out at intermittent times and that don't have a need for a full fledged Microsoft Office installation.

I've been using Apache Open Office for years instead of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Jul 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Free, and it can do 95% of what Microsoft Word or Excel can do - even open up Word or Excel docs and save them in Word or Excel format as well. When I've had a computer go bad or bought an additional one, all I have to do is download Open Office for free - instead of buying the Microsoft Office stuff all over again, so never going back now.

Cons: The picture framing options in Word is all I really miss, like oval shape and soft edges. I haven't missed anything in Calc too much although the cell comment feature is a little different and slightly harder to use if you want to change the size of the comment ballon.

Much easier to use than microsoft word and also free, open sorce so always improving.

Mar 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The freedom and ability to do more than one can with Microsoft products. This program is similar but actually easier to use, and also free of charge. Open source program, by the users, for the users.

Cons: Only con I have is that if you have that akward employee or friend or classmate or whoever that insists on using microsoft(pity them) the programs do not easily read the other programs files on the computer, however there is no issue converting it on my phone(Android) for whatever reason.

Overall: Better user experience and easier for the user to navigate than other programs, also totally free.

Best option for free Office Software

Oct 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The price - it's free and has 80% of the features of other premium Office suites. And the features it does have are the ones I use most for the various document formats.

Cons: It lacks built in support for docx, pptx, xlsx, formats, so document compatibility between Open Office and MS Office can be a challenge.

Overall: Overall, this has been a great freeware option, and I also run it on all of my Linux machines by default. The programs, when compared to MS Office, are a little slow to load, but otherwise work in a similar fashion and have the majority of the features that come with a premium suite.

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Incredible Tool for a Small Business

Sep 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, Similar features as costly software, Compatibility with other software, Free usage is a big help to my business start-up

Cons: I have not run into any cons with this software

Overall: I use OpenOffice daily for word processing, page layout (promotional documents, DVD inserts,etc.), book writing/publishing, and for spreadsheets to track my expenses and income. Since my business has just started, I am very thankful to not be incurring a monthly subscription fee (or a sizeable purchase price) in order to do these things that are essential to operating my small business. Thank you Apache!

I use it daily in my work and in my house since it facilitates my tasks

May 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is a replica of Microsoft word with some differences. It's quick I can use it on my personal computer computer which is very limited in terms of its memory and disk resources. In my work we have it installed with Ubuntu. I can do my daily tasks since it has the same tools as Microsoft Office with only different names for example Excel would be equivalent to Calc and so on with the others.

Cons: Despite the efforts made in this free software has limitations in terms of compatibility is concerned because when for example you import a Word document that has many formats to make the conversion this is not one hundred percent good.

Free, Useful Suite

Sep 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I like that OpenOffice is free - I've used it for years as an alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite, and it's a fine alternative, although it's definitely not perfect

Cons: I hate that the default file type is their own, not .doc/.ppt/whatever the standard extensions are. I've also had some issues with formatting (ie bullet points save as question marks inside of boxes rather than bullet points). But overall, these downsides are worth it because the package is free.

I have used Open Office for over 5 years and I would never switch back to any other software.

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software is absolutely free! The best thing about OpenOffice is that there is little to no compromise when it comes to features and functionality. Why pay for something when ApacheOffice offers it at no cost?

Cons: Although you can do anything with OpenOffice that you can with other software, I wish specifically that assigning hotkeys to your styles was easier to do.

Overall: I get everything any other office software offers but it is absolutely free.

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OpenOffice, free alternative to Microsoft Office

Sep 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about Apache OpenOffice is that it's free and fully functional. I purchased an Apple laptop which did not come with Microsoft Office, and not wanting to purchase the latter, OpenOffice was the perfect substitute. Anything that I could or would do with Microsoft Office, I can do in OpenOffice.

Cons: What I like least about OpenOffice is that its default format is .ODF, so when opening .DOC documents, I do experience some format incompatibility.

Overall: Overall, my experience with OpenOffice has been great. I am a small business owner, and there's nothing I can't do for my business using this software. I use it to create spreadsheets, invoices, receipts, and other miscellaneous documents. I don't experience hiccups with the software and I have yet to find missing features that I would otherwise use. And, of course, it is always free.

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Best free-to-use office suite, which almost stacks up to the paid competitors

May 10, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The software is completely free and a lot smaller in disk size than its main competitor, Microsoft Office. It also has almost the same set of applications and functionalities as MS Office (as far as I use it). It can also run on any type of OS, which is great for Mac/Linux users.

Cons: The interface looks a little antiquated compared to its competitors. Also I dislike the OpenOffice native file formats, which cannot be imported in many other applications. I have also encountered some bugs when opening files in OpenOffice that were made in MS Office , or vice versa; lay-out would be distorted and images removed.

Overall: It is a great alternative to MS Office when that is not available due to the OS of the system or the costs involved. It allows me to have a very similar feel to MS Office, without the licensing issues.

Great to use!

May 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is an excellent and affordable program to use! It comes with many different programs such as calc, draw, impress, writer, and many more. In my line of work i often use all the programs in combination with a spreadsheet from another program to keep track of everything.

Cons: I wish Open Office included a spreadsheet program in their downloads, i could then do all my job tasks in one area through one program.

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Similar to Office, easy to use, the low cost option for yours documents.

Mar 26, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Will permit make almost all the Office make, only formats complex (many borders and tables. specific paragraph configuration, etc) are difficult to elaborate. For personal, small and medium company its a MUST BE for efficient and fast work.

Cons: It posible to had any compatibility problems to open Office documents with complex formatting, its the only and mayor problem for this software in my opinion.

It is free!!!. If you just need a simple excel and word, it is great

Apr 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: - it is free and legal

- you have the basics but most useful features of microsoft office

- There is large community supporting it

Cons: - Some features like copy paste in excel (calc) are not user friendly (looks like excel 97)

- Dictionaries and corrections are not intuitive, you need to do some research to make them work properly

- Sofisticated features are not that user friendly, like pivot tables

Office Software that competes with the different worksheets existing in the market

Jul 07, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: It is multiplatform and totally free, the software plugins are fully compatible with private packages, it has a large number of formulas, it arranges data with great ease and it is possible to work with dynamic tables, you can create graphics in an easy way, the sheet Calculation has a visual basic editor where you can adapt the program to the needs of the user, you can export the files to PDF very quickly.

Cons: It is a bit slow, sometimes it hangs, its environment is not attractive, it consumes much more resources than other office automation packages, it is not reliable to handle very large spreadsheets, when opening the documents in a package different from the openoffice damage the equations, the files are saved by default under the .odf format which can not be opened in proprietary software, the support for the application is mostly in the forums.

Overall: It is an alternative to solve the needs of office in the company, although it lacks much improvement to obtain greater performance.

Very low cost, provides a robust security for the company, giving it peace of mind and confidence

Ecxelente program as it has a large number of templates for all types of your files.

Apr 23, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: One of its best aspects is that it is compatible with MacOs, Linus, Solaris and Windows, unlike its competitors that only work with MacOs and Windows, it has a better handling of units in the graphics of the text sheets and tables of data does not generate very high columns or invisible, another of its qualities is that totally free, is a program with great stability and takes up very little space on the hard drive.

Cons: There is a need to improve some tools, as is the case with spell-checkers since they must be downloaded and installed manually, as well as the absence of synonym dictionaries and grammar correctors that, if they have other programs with MS- WORD, another of the negative elements the compatibility with other programs what makes the tables or texts can move when trying to open with other programs.

Overall: It is a program of easy use because its tools are of easy domain, it is totally free what makes having a large number of users all over the planet, it is compatible with other systems such as MacOS, Linux, Solaris, Windows doing this that can be opened the files in any of these programs.

FREE and among one of the best options out there for your word processing needs.

Apr 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the fact that this is free and generally very easy to use. It's been my go to software for Excel and general word documents until I discovered Libreoffice (as mentioned below.) Easy on system resources and highly functional. Easy to recommend!

Cons: I used this primarily as a substitution for Excel until I found it to be finicky and not cooperating with some of my file types. I now use this in conjunction with Libreoffice. If a file doesn't work in one I try it in the other. Generally I can get one or the other to open everything.

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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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It comes free with Windows.

Sep 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is a great alternative to Microsoft office and allows you to create documents as similar as MS office

Cons: Some MS Office formatting is not accepted at OpenOffice and thus changes/destroys the document when saved. It is advisable to create docs using OpenOffice and remain the use there

Overall: It is a great alternative to MS Office. We saved money rather than buying license for MS

Have been using since their first edition. For a novice up to daily user Open Office cannot be beat

Mar 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Just about any small to medium individual or business can find all features easy to use. Most functions are professional enough to easily begin and finish a task

Cons: Customer service is a bit lacking but at the worst case Open Office can easily be reloaded. On occasion when sharing with other spreadsheets becomes a bit difficult

Overall: store a big amount of information

Free cross compatible software.

Nov 17, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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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.

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
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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.

Free to use Office tool

Sep 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Apache OpenOffice is a great, free to use open source alternative for Microsoft office. You can edit your word docs, excel sheets without paying a money penny of money. It is available run Linux systems as well, hence can be used by anyone.

Cons: What more can you expect from a free to use tool, it is very much perfect.

Open Office

Sep 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Have set this up on customers computers that wanted office functionality at little to no cost. easy to set up and great to use, has cross platform functionality.

Cons: no real cons to this piece of software at the price point

Overall: was a breeze to set up and the customers loved it about 80% still use it with no issues. the other 20% grew into MS office.

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I use the Word Processor daily

Jan 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Freeware, no cost. It is compatible with Microsoft Word. I like the ruler on the top and left side that help in placing and sizing pictures.

Cons: It is very unfortunate that the Open Office Sbase does not seem to be compatible with Microsoft Access.

Overall: Able to open doc files with no problem. It cost me nothing to install.

Was the go-to spreadsheet app, but ceased being developed and become unstable

Mar 15, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Calc has been great for importing various file formats and can also handle importing CSVs in a very flexible manner.

It was easy to use and the forums often got me out of trouble when seeking support or a how-to guide.

Cons: Instability of the desktop app cost us a lot of time and eventually forced us to move away from it. All the while, it wasn't able to export .xslx files, even if it could open them, which was a handicap and concerned me that our reputation would be affected because it appeared we were using outdated software if only able to export as .xls.

Overall: OpenOffice Calc helped us avoid spending on purchasing commercial software for which this was a suitable replacement for quite some time.

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You cant go wrong with this free Productivity suite

Jun 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: All of the items you get in this suite and there is no charge makes it a real contender. all out staff who do not require Outlook are using OpenOffice.

Cons: that they have not bundled an Email client into this package and the email client could compete with Outlook

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One of my favorite tools for several years

Mar 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: All the tools are excellent ... I use them daily and they have never bothered me, I love especially Write, it's the best.

Cons: Very occasionally it still has faults when passing some files to Microsoft Office. However, it remains a powerful and comfortable tool.

Great free office suite

Mar 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Can do almost everything that Microsoft Office can do and more, if it were mainstream then it would be the leader.

Cons: Subtle formatting differences mean that someone viewing your document in another suite (Microsoft) may see a miss formatted document.

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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.

Great Program to replace Windows Office

Aug 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This free program has the same functionality as Microsoft Word and Excel programs have without the hassle of your program expiring. It easy to use and is also compatible with Microsoft office and Google Docs.

Cons: I would like the PDF save option, however I am able to "print to PDF" to overlook this minor con.

Overall: Exceptional program, easy to use, and free. I use it daily and have yet to have any issues.

Another Alternative to Microsoft Office

Sep 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Apache OpenOffice is a open source and free to use alternative for Microsoft Office. You can edit your Docx, xlsx and CSV files. If you want to save money instead of paying for Mircosoft Office licence, then this is the tool you were looking for.

Cons: Its interface is pretty boring and flat. You can add some graphics to make it look more attractive.

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Easy alternative office suite, with a liberal distribution/reuse license.

Mar 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The direct descendant of old StarOffice, but now under the relaxed licensing/distribution of an Apache license. It handles large, complicated documents that are slow or broken using cloud-based tools, and without the heavy baggage and high cost of Microsoft desktop suites.

Cons: Compared to the competing forks (notably LibreOffice), OpenOffice has a very slow, irregular release schedule. The UI hasn't seen serious care or attention in a while, making your 2018 version look awful much the same as it did years ago. There's no decent updater, requiring a manual process for each release.

All you need at no cost

Sep 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It's free

Do all the things you need to do

Cons: Sometimes crashes

A little slow at the startup

Overall: I leave Office to migrate to Openoffice some years ago.

No troubles, it does all the things of Office at no cost.

Good.

Great Substitute for Expensive Microsoft Products

Sep 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Most of the applications work fairly seamlessly with Microsoft Office software.

Cons: Some formatting issues with Microsoft word when interpreting .doc files.

Documents, Spreadsheets, and More.

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: First and foremost, I love that this is open source. Free is a price that's hard to argue with. On top of that, the software works very well and is reliable. I love that this software supports the Microsoft file types.

Cons: If someone sends over a document created in a different software, I find that it will sometimes (very rarely) have trouble with formatting, but if it is important, I usually want to receive it as a PDF instead of a DOC anyway.

Overall: Everyday file editing and creation at the price of free. Awesome!

Like Microsoft's Office, But Free!

Jan 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: OpenOffice gives you what you need from Microsoft Office but without the hefty payments. It does almost all of what you need. If you used Microsofts then you'll know how to use this one.

Cons: Some features are missing, but they're usually minor problems that really don't detract from the overall product.

Good compatibility has improved

Sep 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I love that is free, I can do work stuff from home and it is compatible with Word on my work PC.

Easy to download, install and use. Great freeware.

Cons: Translation from some files especially image heavy things, in Word and Powerpoint, are typically off a little.

Overall: It is a great - free tool. I think it has come a long way, as I have used this for over 10 years as compatibility used to be a much bigger issue than it is now. You can easily export to different formats and have good overall translation to PDF and Word for most office documents.

Great alternative to Microsoft Office

Apr 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I use Open Office on my Kali Linux laptop. It is free, and so far I have not found anything that it could not do that MS Office can. It is a must have for Linux users that prefer OpenOffice over LibreOffice.

Cons: Some VBA macros that I have tried with Impress just simply will not run. This is not a deal breaker, but it can be very frustrating.

Overall: OpenOffice allows me to have a full office suite for zero cost on my Kali Linux machine and because if this I do not have to switch to my mac or my MS laptop when I need to write something or create a presentation.

Great program

Aug 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Apache OpenOffice is definitely an amazing tool in creating spreadsheets and managing data. It's incredibly user-friendly and it has a lot of functionalities. Exporting PDF files is amazingly easy and the software is regularly updated. All the set up on different devices requires min efforts

Cons: No major cons. It has issues from time to time with the compatibility with other formats, mainly from the MS office pack.

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Best replacement of Microsoft Office

Sep 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The software is free, and it is compatible with the most common Microsoft Office products. It really saves you from trouble if you cannot buy Microsoft Office at some point.

Cons: It is not as easy to use as Microsoft Office, it does not handle the copy and past formatting in the way Microsoft Office does, this means that it will take you more time to complete a task.

Overall: I use all the tools that come with the Open Office but mainly Open Calc (like Excel) I handle long lists, the best thing of it, is that it handles special characters from different languages (Spanish in my case) in a flexible manner, you are able to directly save UTF8 codification without a hassle. I do use .csv files a lot.

It is a free way for calculating

Jul 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I most like it is its functionality, because, I can do any mathematics calculation by using OpenOffice Calc, even I can draw any graphic from any set of data. It is very east to learn using it.

Cons: I least like OpenOffice Calc is the way to install any complement apps, which are quite difficult to include at the icon menu of the tool bar. At least for me, it is no easy. I have to spend time for including any new apps at the tool bar of my OpenOffice Calc.

Awesome software.

Aug 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I actually really like this software the most compared to other software that is similar because not only is it free for anyone who wishes to use it but it is also able to be customized easily.

Cons: The software is great to use but sometimes the formatting doesn't match up on other software when transferred to another software program.

Overall: Apache OpenOffice has a great user interface and is easy to work with on just about any computer. You can also use the mobile app for it too.

Great free alternative to MS Office

Aug 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: The biggest pro of Apache is that it's free of charge . It works just as well for processing basic text files and spreadsheets as Office .

Cons: Not as developed and for more complicated procedures you'll probably need to turn to more advanced products .

Works extremely well and is not subscription based!

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is not subscription based (we do not need or use an office suite for daily activities), it also opens most documents without issues and gives and option to convert or keep in the original format.

Cons: There are some issue with various macros and functions from MS Office imported documents. It is also a little resource intensive.

Overall: Allows me to open and edit the occasional office document that we receive and need to reply to without dealing with a cloud editor or service.

Use for my day to day business on a Linux system

Apr 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: I frequently use Calc (and sometimes Writer) on my Linux system where I do not have access to MS-office products. It (Clac) gets the job done more or less. It is easy to use and adopt.

Cons: It does not looks as clean as other propitiatory software. Also recently I found it more useful to push my data to Google sheets and use APP scripts to work with my data (that is if my data is not so large that will hit APP script execution restrictions)

I've used Apache OpenOffice off and on to test converting Microsoft Office files (Word and Excel).

May 11, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Apache OpenOffice is free, which is an excellent trait for someone just wanting to create word processing and spreadsheet documents without having to purchase Microsoft Office.

Cons: I encountered numerous issues when converting Microsoft Word and Excel documents into Apache OpenOffice, and also when saving as Microsoft Word and Excel documents. Many times the text wouldn't convert properly.

Overall: It is free for someone who really doesn't need to exchange Microsoft Word and Excel documents with others.

Great for my needs

Jan 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The price is right, at free, you can't really complain. I like that I can do different templates, spreadsheets, and many other things with this product!

Cons: I keep having an issue with trying to do a customizable calendar. Keeps asking for some type of filter, and I cannot turn it off, turns it into computer text instead of what I need. But it's not a consistent problem, sometimes it does it, sometimes works like a charm.

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Sometimes we use it in the work area as an alternative to having alternatives to Word, PowerPoint, E

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to learn, it is available in several languages and can read files from other office packages, it can be downloaded and used completely free without paying licenses.

Cons: It can be said that it is a bit slower Processing speed, when editing and saving documents and other files, OpenOffice also uses more memory resources.

Overall: Also used as word processor, such as spreadsheet, presentation graphics, drawing, equation editor and database.

OpenOffice is free and fully functional, great alternative to Microsoft Word

Jul 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: super user friendly, can import docx format, you can use it with fairly all the systems. Is the solution to go for personal use or small businesses which cannot afford a Microsoft Office license.

Cons: It requires JRE means large installation ; even if nice you can import document from Microsoft Word it requires extra work because not all the time the imported documents looks like the original one.

A great FREE alternative to Microsoft

Aug 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It's FREE. Just about anything you can do with Microsoft Office you can do with OpenOffice.

Cons: Just about. There are some things that Microsoft Office does better. Occasional issues, such as a printer stopped working which required me to delete the printer from the computer and reinstall. Not a big deal on home computers typically.

Overall: My overall experience has been positive. It's free but has great community support. I hope they keep doing what they're doing there.

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I use this when I'm on a system that doesn't have access to Microsoft Word.

Jul 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: I love that it's free! There are times I don't need to subscribe to Microsoft Office, but need to open docs, and this software works great for that purpose. It is simple so there isn't much to learn which I appreciate.

Cons: It's a bit too simple for complicated projects such as making changes to my resume or designed documents.

Overall: It is perfect for people who don't need to regularly use Word but need access to a similar program for occasional use.

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OpenOffice is the best Office Software from my point of view

Mar 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Open Office is an Opensource Software. That means that the Software development is open to all people....it s the same princip like wordpress.

That make open Office so powerful. I can do all what s important in a modern biro and much more.

It s free.

Cons: The design features for Marketing,- business,- and sales people could be mich bether.

For example "flowchart"...the Feature is really great but it looks to boring.

You get what you pay for!

Dec 14, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Apache provides very similar features/functions to Microsoft Office. It allows you to create documents almost exactly like Microsoft Word, presentations are fairly simple to create. If you are at all familiar with Microsoft Office, you'll pick up Apache products quickly. If not, there may be somewhat of a learning curve to tackle.

Cons: If you're looking to do massive amounts of word processing, this may not be the best option. I encountered bugs on occasion with an older version. Many people in college would use it for creating basic papers, but for bigger projects, something more complex was needed.

Exporting mailer lists is a bit of a challenge. Word/excel will do it very quickly, whereas this tends to fall short.

A Frustrating but Working Software

Jan 11, 2018
2/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It does eventually do what it's supposed to...most of the time... The program functions like a basic notepad program, except with better import and export capabilities and a more expansive user interface. You can change the layout of your document, the font, color, header/footer, margins, etc. Another nice thing is that the product is free.

Cons: The load times for document importing and exporting seem quite excessive. It's just not efficient in that sense. Also, many times the software will crash upon opening a new document. I haven't been able to figure out why, as it doesn't always do this. Essentially, the software seems quite buggy and slow, and isn't really suited for a fast paced business environment.

An alternate office suite.

Jun 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: OpenOffice is very easy to use and comes with all options like its competitor Microsoft Office. I feel it is a superior product compared to Microsoft Office.

Cons: OpenOffice has some difficulty when importing a .csv file. I have had issues with this and have tried everything to no avail.

Overall: Allows me to open spreadsheets and word documents. Very functional and easy to use.

Good Free Business Software But Limited Features As Compared to Microsoft Office

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This is a great free software program for anyone who may need a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation graphics and can't afford Microsoft Office

Cons: I did a comparison study between this and Microsoft Office and there are various limitations so I wouldn't recommend for businesses, but it's great if you don't mind the differences and limitations as compared to Microsoft Office

A brilliant office bundle

Aug 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: Apache has a clean design ,helping you navigate through its programs easily . Best of all ,it's free to use and open source ,meaning it is constantly being improved .

Cons: It's great for text files,but I feel there is something to be desired when you're in need of more complicated spreadsheets .

A decent office suite

Apr 02, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: OpenOffice is a solid alternative to Microsoft Office. It covers all the basic nessecities, such as a word processor, presentation creator, and spreadsheet program.

Cons: I believe that LibreOffice is a better alternative these days. The team is better and the open source code helps those ambitious enough to try and fix their own issues.

A free alternative to MS Office

May 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I love that Apache is open source . A lot of smart people contribute to make it a brilliant tool . It provides great solutions to simple office tasks ,the interface is interactive and it doesn't cost anything .

Cons: It needs getting used to and there is a learning curve until know what exactly to do with it .It is also starting to look outdated .

My go to free alternative to MS Office

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Open office is a great free alternative to have on computers where I don't have MS Office. I don't use it very often but I like that the files can be shared with other team members with google drive or email.

Cons: I never really had a problem with OpenOffice. I hope they will keep it free as a good alternative to MS Office.

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The best alternative for office tools in linux

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a very fast and very complete tool, it is very intuitive and does not require training before its use.

Cons: I do not have any negative opinions, it is a powerful tool, easy to use and has everything you need to create any type of document.

Easy to Use

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software can be used for so many different types of documents. It has built in templates to help build the type of document you want. There are a lot of features to customize it just they way I want. And on top of it all the software is free.

Free spreadsheets!

Jun 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Free, so you can just have it installed everywhere. gets your basic stuff done, and outputs in useful file formats

Cons: Buggy and rough. sometimes things just do not move as smoothly as you'd like, or work exactly as you'd hope intuitively.

Easy and practice

Sep 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like this sonftware because is easy to use and also is practice, is used for authorities and is free of licenses, it's fantastic

Cons: I think the develop of fonts is poor and they can get better

Overall: It's really neccesary to have a software where i can make and edite files without license and i can do it with Apache. It is easy, is practice and it has everything i need to make my job.

Affordable Office Assistant

Sep 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Apache is a great "bang for your buck" office software. It handles uncomplicated text files and / or spreadsheets wonderfully .

Cons: In my opinion Apache use should be limited to more basic work . I definitely struggle when more complicated spreadsheets are needed .

Our office uses Apache OpenOffice alot!

Sep 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Our office uses Apache OpenOffice mainly for converting/saving documents to PDF. It works great for us!

Cons: The only down side to this program may be that I do not fully know all I can do on it-only what I use it for.

Oppenoffice

Oct 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As a multi functional software, that offers document creation, and spreadsheets and other features, is very well worth it.

Cons: Main con of the software is when it updates and it resets the settings.

My experience with Open Office has been good

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Open office is the best alternative to the conventional Microsoft Office package. It is easy to use and in terms of price there is no question that it is the best alternative on the market in my opinion.

Cons: Open Office does not provide as many features as Microsoft Office and the support is not as good but isn't bad either. Besides not having as many features, it has everything needed to create documents in every format needed.

Overall: Open Office is cheap and a great alternative to the conventional Microsoft Office package.

In my opinion it is the best free alternative that can be found.

Jul 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a free software. Most of the times, it is compatible with different operating systems. It is easy to install and very manageable.

Cons: I do not like the visual interface. Sometimes I do have compatible issues regarding fonts and paragraphs when I switch between Word and OpenOffice when using different computers.

Overall: It is easy to use and free.

Sufficient office software

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Apache is great if you don't feel like paying for MS Office . It can do almost anything MS can and no cost all all ,due to being free. It is open source ,so there are constantly improvements and is extremely easy to install and work on .

Cons: While it supports a lot of formats , I occasionally experience issues and crashing when opening Word files .

Loved using OpenOffice. All the features of Microsoft office without the cost!

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I loved that it is free software. I used this software until my company grew and was able to purchase Microsoft Office.

Overall: We were able to grow our business without having a lot of initial costs.

Amazing open source word processing program

Oct 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Very customizable, functional, and reliable word processing

Cons: A little bit of a learning curve for some templates and pages setups

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Great Open Source Office Software Suite

Sep 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Microsoft Office has a bit of a monopoly on software but Apache's software is just as good, and easier to deal with in a lot of cases. I use Apache on my Mac. Quick download and install. I've had great success uploading to Google drive and compatability with Microsoft files.

Cons: Some of the templates are a bit janky, but they're open source so it's fine. Just have to dig for the good stuff. No real complaints.

Overall: Fufills all my desktop officing needs for spreadsheets and word processing.

Gets the job done, but in the battle of alternatives to Office, Google Apps is better

May 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's always nice to have a free and open-source software that lets you open and edit Office document types. Can be useful when you're working offline or otherwise can't use Google Sheets

Cons: Because of Google App Script, integration with Google's online forms, and the fact I'm rarely without internet access, I find myself using Open Office much less and instead relying on Google Apps. It just can't compete with the integrations (or support community) that a Google product offers.

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Years of work with it.

Apr 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great solution for those who don't want to give money to Microsoft. As a free and simpler version of the MS solution it does the job but still lacks a few options of the MS version.

Cons: Some very annoying bugs when in full screen got on my nerve and helped me move to a different free solution. I still have it on my computer as an emergency solution in case of.

Visually it could easily be much better

Overall: free and works so if you don't have a mac it's a great solution

I have used this software when I have not had access to the Microsoft Office products.

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The suite of software is extremely versatile. In particular, I find the option for OpenOffice Calc to select the delimiter of character separated files to be helpful particularly when files are separated by a character other than ",".

Cons: I have used the Microsoft Office suite quite a lot, which made it difficult to get used to the user interface in OpenOffice. However, I was always able to find what I was looking for with a quick online search.

Great goto suite of office apps that can be used for free.

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really like that it is quick to find and download then get installed and up working fast. Not too different than other mainstream office apps.

Cons: Does not have all of the same features and can be buggy to use at times. Certain functions are not in the same spots as other similar apps.

This software works well for me and fairly easy to adapt to.

Mar 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: For a free program this software offers a plethora of different features and functions. I enjoyed using the word processor but I also really like that it offers a spreadsheet engine with a spreadsheet calculator as well.

Cons: The developer should try to make this software more stable as I've had problems with this app freezing on multiple occasions. It also doesn't Translate well spreadsheet documents with different extensions either.

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Great Free Alternative to Office

Dec 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Does almost everything Office does but doesn't cost anything. If you need a great word substitute, this is where you should go.

Cons: Not all of the functionality you'd find in microsofts office can be found here, but it's not lacking much.

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Great competitor to other spreadsheet software

Jan 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's pretty easy to use and get started and is FREE (open source) so for the price you pay you get a ton of horsepower

Cons: The User interface is very clunky, the menus are often tricky to navigate and the program seems to slow my computer down a bit. I've switched most of my spreadsheet stuff that's not super security sensitive to google sheets because it's in the cloud and the whole team can work on it.

Overall: Free speadsheets

Great Program

Sep 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It is a free program which is very similar to Microsoft Office. If you are efficient with Microsoft Office then you can save your money and use Apache OpenOffice.

Cons: There are a few features which are difficult to find, but are there if you look.

Overall: I downloaded this program because I needed office software for my computer and I needed it to be free. This program is exactly what I needed.

Substitute for MS Excel but by apache. It is open source.

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 1) Lightweight and easy to use.

2) Very focused and efficient UI.

3) It just does what is expected.

Cons: 1) Cannot write uppercase letters as label in graphs drawn (atleast in ubuntu 17.10's openoffice calc) which is weird.

2) Converting the document to xlsx is sometimes problematic that some elements is not properly converted to target format.

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This is a great product very comparable to MS Word.

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the price and value for all of the great features. Very comparable to any expensive software with the same purpose.

Cons: This product could be more be more compatible with other software by having more similar coding and formatting. This would allow easy transitions from one file type to another.

Overall: If you need an inexpensive offline option to Word or Excel, this is it.

Working on office documents

May 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The Apache Open Office is very easy to use and also support a nice variety of file types, along with the fact it is free and support many OS.

Cons: From my experience, sometimes the file format is not perfect and existing files seems to be transforming from the original file which presents bad compatibility.

Overall: Mainly saving money and resources..

Free and familiar office software

Apr 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Freely available, the software is easy to use for those familiar with Microsoft Office. It's also easy to use on multiple platforms including Linux.

Cons: It is beginning to look a little dated and lacks some of the features available elsewhere, though given its free, there's little reason to complain.

Free to use Office Suite that does the Basics Well

May 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use, Free Word Processing and Spreadsheet software that can be used offline. Small footprint on user's hard drive.

Cons: User interface is a bit dated compared to other products, and some file formats are proprietary so documents don't share easily. But still a good free offline product

Worked great, preferred Microsoft

Apr 16, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Being Free is a huge plus for having this software and the learning curve is minimal as it is very similar to other office documents.

Cons: Compatibility with other users is the biggest problem that i have had with using this product and ultimately why we not longer use the product