Apache OpenOffice Reviews

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April 29, 2021
Fahad Khalil | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Apache OpenOffice is always recommended specially in organizations where multiple operating systems are in use or Linux is the common operating system. However, it is also good to prefer for Windows environment. It makes easier to keep working offline with documents, spreadsheets, and slides using same office suite in different operating systems. The suite gives a set of great and helpful collaboration tools to meet all our work requirements. It is available for free, simple to use, small in package size and comparatively lighter in its operation which definitely helps in keeping the system's resources free.
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January 20, 2021
Aurangzaib Adil | TrustRadius Reviewer
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The best thing that OpenOffice does is as a rule free. The expense of Microsoft Office is high and more modest shops can't bear the cost of it.
As far as execution, I have seen OpenOffice run just as or far superior to Microsoft Office. It is cross-stage, one of the critical qualities of OpenOffice.
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January 05, 2021
Waqar Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Being advance user of Apache OpenOffice, I definitely recommend it to my friends and colleagues for creation and/or manipulation of documents, spreadsheets and presentations in their daily routine work. Another reason behind my recommendation are the cost, the application speed, small in size, lighter to run, supports popular file formats and it is available for Windows, Linux & other popular OS.
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December 28, 2020
Abdul Wahab Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
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I strongly recommend for my friends and colleagues to use Apache OpenOffice for drafting their documents, making spreadsheets, and preparing presentations because it is free, it is lighter in terms of application size, it supports a variety of file formats, it is available on almost all kinds of device and operating system, like Android, Windows, Linux, and many others.
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December 16, 2020
Pulkit Agrawal | TrustRadius Reviewer
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It is well suited if -
1. The user just bought a new device and needs an office suite for his basic office needs.
2. The user has a very limited or a slow speed internet.
3. The user is using a very low capacity storage device.

It is less appropriate if -
1. The user needs cloud backup.
2. The user has more business focused needs and wants multiple device support at once.
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February 12, 2020
Riva Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Well-suited: It converts XLT files flawlessly.

Not well-suited: It is not behaving well on Windows 10 - see previous comments - Processing time is very long. It freezes after many commands like "save."
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June 11, 2019
.Kim Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer
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If you have no budget for office software OpenOffice might be all you need, it's fast lightweight and doesn't use a lot of your computer's resources. However, if your business thrives on complex presentations and documents that use Adobe and Microsoft it might not be as well suited. It is very easy to install and does not have a lot of technical glitches like Microsoft.
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January 18, 2019
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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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August 31, 2018
Nathan Bowman | TrustRadius Reviewer
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OpenOffice is the best for smaller offices, or offices that need flexibility and the ability to work with multiple file types. It's amazing when you're starting out and you can work without worrying about licensing, fees, or restrictive trial programs. It just works, and it works for free - which is pretty much the best case.
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December 17, 2018
Chris Hecox | TrustRadius Reviewer
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OpenOffice is excellent for quick use to accomplish the same tasks as competitors. It's useful for personal use as well as note-taking or presentations within the business setting.
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November 30, 2018
Kim Dammers | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Working offline on your own things with OpenOffice is great. Sending documents in OpenOffice format can be a problem since many organizations insist on MS formats. (But it is easy to convert OpenOffice format to an MS format.)
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March 09, 2018
Liz Wade | TrustRadius Reviewer
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If you're looking for a free word processor and you do not need all the bells and whistles of Microsoft Office, then OpenOffice is the program for you. The software can sometimes be laggy and the design options are not quite at Microsoft level, but it is compatible with Microsoft Office file formats and there's only a small learning curve to it. If you're coming from Microsoft Office, you should be able to jump right into OpenOffice.
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November 27, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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OpenOffice is great for quick presentations and organization of information in the basic office setting. I do not recommend it for situations where more aesthetic is desired (such as a marketing campaign presentation) as templates are very basic.
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March 12, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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OOO is excellent for personal use or small businesses which cannot afford a Microsoft Office license. With it, you can expect high compatibility between MSO and other office suites, as well as an intuitive menu system that borrows many attributes from more widely-known office suites (particularly MS-Office).

It is a large installation, and leans heavily on JRE (Java Runtime Environment), which explains its high compatibility. Unfortunately that also means it is not optimized for the devices on which it runs, and you will find slower load/save/document conversion/export times compared to other office suites.

But the price wins. You can't compare it to others.
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February 13, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Apache OpenOffice is an ideal software for all users who prefer using Linux machines and want a fast reliable alternative for the common Microsoft Office.

It is fully compliant with the Open Document format and has full feature support for proprietary Microsoft documents as well.
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January 31, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Openoffice is a great Office alternative to buying Microsoft Office. It has most of the same features, such as, features that you would expect in Microsoft Office only. But, those features are there in OpenOffice, too. Things that are in OpenOffice that people may not realize might be in there are: documents, presentations, spreadsheets, word processing, databases, and graphics. It even does things like tables, frames, style management, and even mail merge. It is, however, missing email and calendar applications. There is an open source email client out there that is really good, however, it's Mozilla Thunderbird.
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What is Apache OpenOffice?

Apache OpenOffice is a free open source office suite that includes six applications: Writer (word processor), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (diagramming and graphics), Base (database), and Math (formulas).
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