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Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice is one good alternative to Microsoft Office when it comes to working with text documents, spreadsheets and presentations offline. It provides most features that MSO has but all that will not cost you anything. In addition, it runs on all platforms not only on Windows.However, for online collaboration and browser support, you should take a serious look at Google Docs.
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OmniGraffle

Omnigraffle is a good tool for organizing ideas and thoughts, and visualize them easily and quickly. It is not a complete tool for the creation of texts, so you need to use other tools in addition to it. An interaction with writing tools could be an interesting feature.
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Pros

  • OpenOffice is nice to have as an application on your computer vs. using an online word document application like Google Docs.
  • OpenOffice can handle a variety of file types (.doc, .rtf, .xml) , making it an essential tool for those who don't have access to Microsoft Word
  • OpenOffice is a deeper software than Word and is more accessible. I know, accessibility for a document typing software, I know. But, OpenOffice allows for quickly changing margins, typeface, size, etc, and I think does it better than Word, and in an easier format.
  • OpenOffice can handle spreadsheets, basic databases, presentations, and basic drawings. It handles all of the usual Microsoft Office tools within one application.
  • OpenOffice allows for user created third-party plugins so you have many options for pursuing very specific things within the program. This is great because OpenOffice is user-sourced, so there's plenty of new things to try for improving workflow.
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  • Great template interface that one can drag and drop onto the canvas.
  • Very quick and easy to use interface that I would consider a low learning curve unlike others.
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Cons

  • It could break away from some of MS Word's structures.
  • It should have an (easy to find) option to set the line spacings at something other than the predetermined values without having to reset it every time the program is re-started or a new document is opened.
  • It re-saves documents at start-up without explaining why these need to be re-seaved or who to clear them.
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  • Would like to have more dynamic interaction tools that cover all that happens in the digital sphere from mobile, web page, or even touch.
  • More high end professional template assets. Simply improve the UI designs for most and keeping them current with what is being considered modern.
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OmniGraffle10.0
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Best product for my needs on the market
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Apache OpenOffice9.0
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It is pretty straight-forward as well as easy to learn. Its documents can be saved in various formats.
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Alternatives Considered

Apache OpenOffice may not quite have all the bells and whistles of Microsoft Office, but I chose it for one major reason: it is absolutely free. It is also fully functional as a free software. There is no trial, need to upgrade, or subscription plan. As a small business owner, when I was first starting out, I needed software that could meet my needs that also wouldn't break the bank. OpenOffice was the answer to my needs.
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I've used OmniGraffle in situations in which budget is tight and other tools are too cost prohibitive. For simple diagrams and process flows, and when you're using a Mac, OmniGraffle is the way to go. And although Axure and OmniGraffle isn't a true comparison because they're different tools, I still like Axure more than OmniGraffle.
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Return on Investment

  • OpenOffice allows me to complete all the basic needs of the administration side of my small business.
  • Any document that I have ever needed to create, whether that is an invoice, a quote, a receipt, or even a resume, I can create easily in OpenOffice.
  • Without software like OpenOffice, I would not be able to operate my small business in a professional manner.
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  • ROI really hasn't come into the picture for me. I purchased OmniGraffle Pro for my own use at home, and to a limited degree import work files from Visio.
  • When it comes to my personal use at home, OmniGraffle has paid for itself many times over with the diagrams I have made for charting path-of-travel for Motorcycle Safety Foundation riding exercises. It has subjectively enriched my documentation of subjects important to me.
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Apache OpenOffice

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Free Trial
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OmniGraffle

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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No
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