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Apache OpenOffice Writer

Writer, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is an open-source word processor.

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Writer, part of the Small Apache OpenOffice iconApache OpenOffice suite, is an open-source word processor. It supports the ISO standard Open Document Format (ODF) for data interchange as its default file format, as well as Microsoft Office 97-2003 formats, Microsoft Office 2007 format (ability to "open" documents in version 3), among others. More Info »

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Apache OpenOffice Writer (sometimes referred to as OpenOffice Writer, Writer, Open Office Writer) was added by Stuck in Oct 2008 and the lastest update was made in Feb 2016. There is a history of activites on Apache OpenOffice Writer in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on Apache OpenOffice Writer or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.

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Comment by sam2016 about Apache OpenOffice Writer Also mentioning: LibreOffice - Writer Jan 2016

In 2010 split into Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice. Most of the developers switched joined the LibreOffice fork, so that has received far more work (fixes, improved compatibility and new features) over the past 5 years.


This is better than MSWord and it's FREE! How can you not like that? :)


I know you're a shill for open source (nice penguin), but really, why do you lie to people? This doesn't even approach MS Word.


That post is two years old. I realize openoffice is crap now and I tend to stick with abiword.


I use this every day, I find it be better than Microsoft Word. I use the export to pdf feature a lot, especially when I am sending a document to teachers, classmates, colleagues, or anyone else.


How is it better than MS Word? You must not ever use Word.


The fact that two people can edit a document at the same time in Google Docs is just awesome. You can also edit your stuff on different computers because it's in the cloud.

I wouldn't use Docs exclusively, but for most tasks Google Docs does whatever I need to do in OpenOffice. IMO, it's an alternative.


But Google Docs is Online and so it's not a real alternative to Word or Writer.


Writer is a good word processor, though I personally prefer using an online word processor like Google Docs as an alternative to Microsoft Word.


I like Open Office. However, many times when I send out a resume I get complaints from prospective employers they can not open Open Office Word with their Microsoft Office Word.
If I convert the Word .doc to a Rich Text Format it is too large for many online applications. Same can be said to Adobe PDF files.
So it makes me hesitate when I'm sending a resume if they are actually able to read my resume. If they can't are they simply discarding my resume?
If anyone has a more reliable alternative to Microsoft Word I'd appreciate it.