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Comment by sam2016
about Apache OpenOffice Writer and LibreOffice - Writer · Jan 2016 · Helpful Not helpful

In 2010 OpenOffice.org 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.

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Comment by UncleNinja
about Apache OpenOffice Writer · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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.

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Comment by kwoxer
about Apache OpenOffice Writer · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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

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Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Apache OpenOffice Writer · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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

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Comment by UncleNinja
about Apache OpenOffice Writer · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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.

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Comment by Ronnie
about Apache OpenOffice Writer · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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.

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Comment by Aaron
about Apache OpenOffice Writer · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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.

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