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Comment by DiskCrasher
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 7 Helpful Report as spam

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


Comment by UncleNinja
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

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


Openoffice is dying

Comment by Danilo_Venom
about Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice · Sep 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

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 Tarek_Hasan
about Apache OpenOffice · Nov 2020 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Use Libreoffice, this project is dead.
Dont deserve a single rating. 5-10 bug fixes every year from 2014 and no new feature? A 5 year old can do better than that.
For who are wondering why i am angry at a dead project instead of quietly moving on, its because of stubborn people of Apache foundation. Who don't have a slightest desire to improve the project or be a good friend and point people towards a better and active project. Instead they brag about 300 million downloads of their 4.1.x branch. They are using people's lack of knowledge about a better alternative like a politician. Apache foundation, please stop being a political group and become a organization for software freedom.


Comment by imjohndoe
about Apache OpenOffice · Aug 2020 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Do not use OpenOffice. It is outdated and is barely developed now. The community has moved on to Libreoffice long ago. This program needs to die already.


Comment by Guest
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2017 · Report as spam

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



Comment by tommygold
about Apache OpenOffice · Oct 2013 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

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 UncleNinja
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

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?


openoffice.org is the website for "Apache OpenOffice".

Comment by zzzcrash
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

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 -1 Helpful Report as spam

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 -1 Helpful Report as spam

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.


Comment by 10twerran
about Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2017 · Helpful Not helpful -4 Helpful Report as spam

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.


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