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Comment by UncleNinja
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

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

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

Comment by Guest
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2017 ·

i'm speechless. Appache OpenOffice does it all for processing documents, files, pictures, ...

Comment by 10twerran
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

It's easier to use than Libre Office.
A good alternative to MS Office if you don't want to buy it.
Very good compatibility.


Openoffice is dying

Comment by Danilo_Venom
about Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice · Sep 2015 · Helpful Not helpful

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.



Comment by tommygold
about Apache OpenOffice · Oct 2013 · Helpful Not helpful

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

Comment by DiskCrasher
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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

Comment by mistaecko
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Yes, it's 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: . LibreOffice started out as a fork of OpenOffice, but is managed by a foundation, whereas OpenOffice is more or less run by Oracle.

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

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 not Open Office, correct?

Comment by zzzcrash
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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.

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

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.

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

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.