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Completely obselete

about Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice · ·

Almost all of the OpenOffice employees have left and are working on LibreOffice. As a result, OpenOffice isn't updated anymore and has a lot of issues now. So use LibreOffice instead.

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Used to be good

about Apache OpenOffice · ·

This app used to be great. Microsoft office is good if you're rich and have a ton of resources if not then this used to be the app to go to. Now it needs to be rewritten from so many people working on it that it is worse then MS office. Open source apps usually end up this way. Too many people working on them and not coordinated properly. I just switched to Google office for most things.

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Openoffice is dying

Comment by Danilo_Venom
about Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice · Sep 2015 ·

Last version, 4.1.1, was released a year ago, on August 21, 2014, and, as reported on Wikipedia

The current download contains a serious security vulnerability, known since April 2015.

Apparently all the old users switched to Small LibreOffice iconLibreOffice , its most updated fork.

Latest version is now 4.1.2 security vulnerability is fixed. No, not everyone switched to LibreOffice. Linux OS is biased to LibreOffice because most of the developers of LO use Linux.

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soso

Comment by tommygold
about Apache OpenOffice · Oct 2013 ·

i admire their efforts but eventually ms office is still far more powerful. anyway, for most standard tasks, oo will do the job

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This is NOT better than Microsoft Office

about Apache OpenOffice · · 1 Helpful

C'mon people...

I know you have allegiances to all-things-free, but calling Apache Open Office better than Microsoft Office is a complete joke. I've actually used both extensively (in an office environment) and Apache doesn't even come close. The PDF importing is buggy, the Office file import is buggy, among other things...

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Over time since Oracle has taken over, OpenOffice.org has s ...

Comment by UncleNinja
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2011 · 1 Helpful

Over time since Oracle has taken over, OpenOffice.org has sucked more and more.

Now I just use Abiword, Gnumeric or Google Docs instead. :3

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Switching to LibreOffice since Oracle took over OpenOffice ...

Comment by DiskCrasher
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2011 ·

Switching to LibreOffice since Oracle took over OpenOffice (and Java, and VirtualBox, and...)

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Yes, it's OpenOffice.org in order to avoid trademark issues ...

Comment by mistaecko
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2011 ·

Yes, it's OpenOffice.org in order to avoid trademark issues in some countries where the name 'OpenOffice' is owned by other companies.

Btw, users might be interested in checking out the story of OpenOffice vs LibreOffice, start with a Google search: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Openoffice#LibreOffice . LibreOffice started out as a fork of OpenOffice, but is managed by a foundation, whereas OpenOffice is more or less run by Oracle.

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Runs just as good on Linux as Windows 7!I'm so glad they ha ...

Comment by UncleNinja
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2011 ·

Runs just as good on Linux as Windows 7!

I'm so glad they haven't used the evil banner style Microsoft has followed in 2007+. Instead of simplifying the UI they just hide it behind tabs! Thank you, OpenOffice, for doing your UI the right way!

Note about my edit: it's OpenOffice.org not Open Office, correct?

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Microsoft Office is by far the best office suite, no questi ...

Comment by zzzcrash
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2011 ·

Microsoft Office is by far the best office suite, no question. But Open Office is definitely next in line, and of course, it's free.

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Beware of Writer the Open Office alternative to Microsoft W ...

Comment by Ronnie
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2011 ·

Beware of Writer the Open Office alternative to Microsoft Word. I've sent my resume as a Open Office "Word" document to major corporations. I've been emailed many times by Microsoft Word users unable to open my resume. Beware of Open Office. If it's important information your sending get Microsoft Office. Microsoft makes it difficult for alternatives to function within their system. You just may lose an opportunity for a good job if you don't use Microsoft's Word. Mirosoft calls it security but it's really a way to keep freeware from functioning and making you pay for their software.

Yeah, I've also had the same problem. I would NEVER send an Open Office document to an employer without first testing it in Word. Be prepared to reformat the whole thing though...What's the point?

It is therefore recommended to use PDF format.

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to represent documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems.

Yes saving the Open Office file as a PDF is a great idea. If they do not accept PDF files please remember to always save your Open Office file as a RTF or Rich Text Format.

Generally RTF is accepted by all new and old Microsoft Office Word programs. I don't want to say always but I've never had a problem with RTF.

Have you actually tried using RTF? C'mon man. The only option is PDF. If a business doesn't allow PDF submissions you're screwed.

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I use this a lot, it is the best office suite for me. I use ...

Comment by Aaron
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2011 ·

I use this a lot, it is the best office suite for me. I use the Writer the most, but everything does a great job.

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