OpenOffice - Open or Closed?
February 12, 2020

OpenOffice - Open or Closed?

Riva Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Apache OpenOffice

Part of the work we do requires use of a MS Excel template. Since we use WordPerfect, we tried to open and use this form in QuattroPro, however, for some weird reason, it wouldn't convert properly. We do not use MS Office, so we needed an "MS-friendly" alternative. This fit the bill!
  • Converts .XLT files perfectly.
  • Easy to use.
  • There seem to be issues using this app in Windows 10. It worked fine when we used it on Windows 7, but after we upgraded the network with NEW Win 10 computers, it takes a very long time to process commands.
  • It will not allow any upgrades.
  • We are able to use a required template, without purchasing dedicated software.
  • After spending quite a bit of money for new computers, we are disappointed to find that OpenOffice isn't really suitable for Windows 10 64-bit.
For some weird reason, a particular Excel template could not convert properly in QuattroPro so we chose OpenOffice.
Is there really support? There is a user forum but I do not see much developer input. Support options are limited. The most recent (Sept 2019) version of the product seems to have issues operating under Windows 10, yet there are few recent comments in the community forum, most comments are regarding older versions.

Do you think Apache OpenOffice delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Apache OpenOffice's feature set?

Yes

Did Apache OpenOffice live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Apache OpenOffice go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Apache OpenOffice again?

Yes

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."