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OpenOffice review by Cristian M.
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"Paquete de oficina estupendo y gratuito"

What do you like best?

Me ayudó mucho con todos los proyectos y presentaciones.

Utilizo principalmente Apache OpenOffice Writer, Calc, Impress y Math. Lo uso en Windows (sin embargo, está disponible para Mac y Linux) y tiene una buena integración con mi sistema operativo. Es software libre, un gran sustituto de las versiones de pago. Tiene buena funcionalidad y compatibilidad con los diferentes tipos de archivos. Me encanta que haya un montón de extensiones que se pueden descargar gratuitamente.

What do you dislike?

No hay mucha documentación de los problemas, cuando uno aparece es difícil encontrar solución rápida.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Apache OpenOffice se ha convertido en una gran alternativa a otras marcas y desde su creación ha mejorado significativamente. Cuando lo descubrí lo sugerí a mi equipo de trabajo y constantemente recibo felicitaciones por la buena elección que hicimos con la implementación de este software. Apache OpenOffice tiene todo lo que necesita en una oficina.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Edición de documentos y trabajos con la mayoria de formatos de archivos de oficina como documentos de texto y hojas de calculo.

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OpenOffice review by Liz W.
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"OpenOffice, Free Word Alternative"

What do you like best?

What I like best about OpenOffice I can sum up in three words: free + fully functional. When I bought my first Macbook, I did not want to pay additionally for Microsoft Word or any other processing software. I found OpenOffice as a free alternative that met all of my basic needs.

What do you dislike?

My complaint is not a big one: it does not have all the bells, whistles and support of Microsoft Office, but for anyone who needs simple word processing, this is hardly an issue. One other note, the software is sometimes laggy. However, I must stress, this software is absolutely free - it's not a trial version, there's no subscription plan - so I would not expect it to be anything other than what it is.

Recommendations to others considering the product

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.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use OpenOffice for free to create any business-related documents: invoices, receipts, quotes, etc. It is perfectly adequate for this purpose. I do not have the need to create more complicated documents or presentations, so I can move through the administrative part of my day with ease and no cost.

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OpenOffice review by Twin A.
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"Hooray for Open Source word processing, spreadsheets and more!"

What do you like best?

Open Source! There are still developers that believe that products on the internet should always be free. In the age of hyper capitalism, it is a blessing to see people willing to give regardless of the group-think mentality. This is especially true for OpenOffice. Being a startup business, we needed to stream all of our revenue and profit right back into building our business. Desktop computing application cost certainly wasn't one of our desired line items for expenses. We were forced to scour the internet for a Windows-based word processing and spreadsheet solution that wasn't controlled by the Microsoft behemoth. All rise for the honorable Open Office! The similarities to MS Office are so close that it is almost the generic version of the proprietary juggernaut. Not much needs to be said about these mainstay applications except that the usability, look and feel, and functionality of the code functions (especially in OpenOffice's spreadsheet) are so similar that someone with basic knowledge of Excel coding pump out some vlookups. We use the word processor and spreadsheets extensively, however for those looking for Visio-style page diagrams and Access-style databases - OpenOffice definitely delivers!

What do you dislike?

The paste-special function is a bit cumbersome in the OpenOffice spreadsheet with its multiple checkboxes in the dialog box, but hey its open source and free so quit complaining! :)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dump MS Office and their high price tag for OpenOffice today! Your wallet with fatten because of it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Word processing, PDF conversion, spreadsheet management, and more. We realized the benefits of savings, savings, savings!

OpenOffice review by Monica R.
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"Software libre para oficina"

What do you like best?

Tiene todo los que necesita una suite de oficina. Editor de texto, hoja de datos. Se puede hacer todo lo requerido. Ademas de que es software libre, por lo que cualquiera, en cualquier momento puede descargarlo y usarlo en su computador sin muchas restricciones y totalmente gratis. Open Office lo van actualizando constantemente, y los desarrolladores y colaboradores van sacando paquetes que se pueden instalar para ampliar sus funciones, como paquetes de idiomas.

What do you dislike?

La visual del programa podría ser mejorable. Le falta "belleza", además que es un poquito complicado hacer que las otras suites de oficinas lean los archivos creados en Open Office, lo que a veces es un problema al compartir los archivos. Al editor de planillas de datos, le faltan algunas funciones que tiene la suite de Microsoft.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Open Office es muy similar a cualquier otra suite de oficina, por lo que es muy fácil aprender a usarla.

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A parte de que es un software libre, lo que puede ser descargado e instalado gratis, es fácilmente instalable en cualquier sistema operativo. Se puede usar bases de datos, editor de texto, hojas de calculo igual que cualquier otra suite, como la de Microsoft o la de Google. Me permite guardar los documento en PDF, agregar varios diccionarios y paquetes de idioma, muy útil cuando se trabaja en varios idiomas. Ademas de todo esto, puedo descargarlo e instalarlo tanto en windows como en linux de forma fácil y sin complicaciones. Tiene una gran comunidad, en donde se puede hacer consultas y siempre se consigue la ayuda que se necesita.

OpenOffice review by Antonio P.
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"Un software completo útil y ediciente para trabajar con él"

What do you like best?

Realmente me gusta mucho este software en comparación con otros que son similares porque no sólo es gratis para cualquiera que desee usarlo, sino que también se puede personalizar fácilmente. Sus herramientas son muy eficaces y rápidas a la hora de cargar todos los documentos.

What do you dislike?

A veces el formato no coincide con el de otro software cuando se transfiere a otro programa de software. A priori es el único inconveniente que le encuentro.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Totalmente recomendable debido a su gran utilidad a la hora de trabajar, se puede personalizar mucho contenido dentro de él y tiene una gran facilidad a la hora de su manejo, además de su fluidez a la hora de

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Lo utilizo mucho para redactar informes en el trabajo, además me ofrece muchas herramientas personalizables para trabajar.

OpenOffice review by Jordan L.
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"OpenOffice: A Software Solution with No Strings Attached"

What do you like best?

The OpenOffice suite of programs have saved me on more than one occasion. While Microsoft Office may be the standard for office productivity software, there are many times when the cost of the software is prohibitive. For students, startups, non-profits, and anyone budget conscious, OpenOffice comes to the rescue. I used OpenOffice exclusively for all of my college writing assignments. I also used the software extensively when first setting up my Freelance design business. And I use it still. Anytime a Microsoft Office subscription lapses or when setting up a new computer not licensed for Microsoft Office, OpenOffice is my go-to.

What do you dislike?

It is no secret that OpenOffice is not nearly as polished as Microsoft Office, but it shouldn't be. The two software suites are not really competitors. OpenOffice is really best compared against other free or low cost data and word possessing programs. Still, since OpenOffice is often looked to as an alternative to Microsoft's programs it is important to note that you will not get all of the bells and whistles you would get with paid software. Don't expect slideshows with fancy transitions or stylish templates. On occasion OpenOffice programs may be less stable or more resource intensive than other software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For anyone looking for a great set of office tools even with a non-existent software budget, OpenOffice can't be beat. Don't be fooled by its freeware status. OpenOffice provides incredible features, an amazing problem-solving community, and an open source philosophy that will keep it a useful software suite for years to come.

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One of the greatest benefits of OpenOffice is the ability to open several file formats from other software makers. In particular, it is possible to open, edit, and save documents in .doc, .ppt, and .xls formats. I have used this feature many times to extract data and perform conversions. Expect some features to be lost in transition, but overall it's great to be able to open these formats when the original programs are not available to you. Of all the OpenOffice programs I find Writer and Calc to be the most directly comparable to their Microsoft counterparts. In fact, when using those two programs I don't miss Word or Excel at all. I will admit though, that PowerPoint is still quite a bit superior to OpenOffice Impress.

OpenOffice review by Garni G.
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"FREE, simple, useful. But no desktop publishing application"

What do you like best?

I have most of the features of Microsoft Office, but without having to pay for a subscription or software. Great if you just need the basics and if you value the free price over having advanced features. Great for word processing and spreadsheets.

What do you dislike?

The package does not include an analogue to Microsoft Publisher, and I use that a lot. In addition, although I can save documents in certain Microsoft Office file formats (ie docx, xlsx), Google Drive will not recognize these files and thus that service cannot convert them into the respective file formats. Also, files created in OpenOffice have to be saved as MS Office files or else they cannot be opened by someone who uses MS Office. In addition, there is no OpenOffice App in the Apple App Store. In certain circumstances, the program crashes/freezes when I open certain files. And what is the difference between OpenOffice Math and OpenOffice Calc? MS Office Excel incorporates both of these programs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your company does a lot of publishing, especially desktop publishing, you should go with another solution (i. e. Microsoft Office, as they have Microsoft Publisher). If designing promotional material is important, then there are better software solutions. The same applies if you frequently edit/view documents on mobile devices. If you just want the basics and don't care much for the bells and whistles, then there is no reason not to implement this solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The primary issue that I have solved is the cost.

OpenOffice review by Lincoln S.
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"Open Office is entirely sufficient."

What do you like best?

OO is a huge application and I only scratch the surface with occasional letter writing and the opening of MS Word documents. For this it works flawlessly. A critical feature of OO is it's ability to save documents in Microsoft Word or Excel format. These may only support "retarded" sets of Microsoft features, but it entirely sufficient for my needs.

What do you dislike?

Like all word processors, page layout is weak. I also suspect, but have not really explored, it's book publishing tools are weak. Book publishing requires special tools that were so badly handled in MS Word, and that are not advertised for OO. These include chapter formatting, index and table creation. The only application that I found to do these things was FrameMaker, which is now unaffordable, like most Adobe products.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make every effort to get away from Microsoft products, if only on priciple

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All writing and speadsheet needs.

OpenOffice review by Ramon C.
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"Paquete de oficina muy útil y con gran efectividad"

What do you like best?

OpenOffice se puede descargar y utilizar completamente sin coste ni licencias de pago. En resumen, significa que cualquier proyecto tanto comercial, educativo o incluso de administración pública, se puede instalar en tantos ordenadores como se desee), es fácil de instalar y muy fácil de usar. Es un paquete de oficina fantástico.

What do you dislike?

Hay muchos datos que incluyen fórmulas complejas que pueden bloquearse o disminuir su rendimiento, pero por lo demás no encuentro ninguna desventaja que no sea esta.

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Es un paquete de oficina gratuito y muy eficaz. Desde mi punto de vista es muy completo y muy útil para realizar las labores de trabajo.

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Lo utilizo para realizar todo el trabajo a ordenador que conlleva mi empresa. Entre ellos está tanto el redactar informes, presupuestos y demás.

OpenOffice review by Rafael M.
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"Magnifico Paquete de oficina gratuito"

What do you like best?

Puedo hacer casi todo lo que puedo en otros productos de documentos y los archivos tienen multiples opciones de formato compatibles. Incluye prácticamente el paquete office pero GRATUITO! y lo mejor es que es muy eficaz y comodo de usar, ya que tiene poco peso en el equipo y carga más rapido

What do you dislike?

Algunas aplicaciones como el excel o el powerpoint estan algo más limitadas que el microsoft office, pero siendo gratuitas cumplen de sobra su funcion

Recommendations to others considering the product

Pruebenlo, es gratuito y es eficaz cumple sus funciones correctamente y para su precio es una gran herramienta

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Usamos esta suite de oficina gratuita y completa para la creación de documentos y edición, para la oficina o para editar para enviar a los clientes o incluso documentos para nuestros empleados.

OpenOffice review by Mark D.
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"Open-Source Word Processing - No Cost, No Fuss"

What do you like best?

I love that this is open-source, meaning the design and updates come from a dedicated community of users and creators who are passionate about what they do. This does nearly 100 percent of what I need to do and what I previously used Microsoft Word and Excel for.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes (rarely but on occasion) I am unable to properly open a file into the spreadsheet editor. This is not frequent but can sometimes cause hangups. If it does happen I move on to a different program and try it there.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's free and easy to use - give it a shot. It's a very worthwhile replacement to Microsoft's products.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Documents, spreadsheets, fliers - all vital and frequently used within my workplace. OpenOffice makes it easy (and quite affordable) to get the job done.

OpenOffice review by Hirsch S.
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"Decent but no longer a top contender"

What do you like best?

Open Office does everything Microsoft Office does (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets and presentations), but it doesn’t carry the hefty price tag.

It is also fully compatible with Microsoft Office, and so can read any Microsoft Office document as well as export to any Microsoft Office format.

It has been around for a long time so is very stable.

There’s also a good range of plugins, so you can export to speciality formats. Many of these formats (such as PDF) are built right into Open office, so no extra plugins are required.

What do you dislike?

I have no criticisms. It does everything one could want for an offline package.. The interface seems a bit ugly looking, but that it is a minor criticism.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Back in the early 2000s, Open Office was amazing. It did everything that Microsoft Office did, but without the bloated price tag. It also seemed to be more stable and less prone to crashing than Microsoft Office, which is remarkable given the difference in price. Plus as it was open source, it had a better collection of plugins and add-ins compared to Microsoft Office. Users weren’t dependent on Microsoft to release a new feature. If there was enough demand, then a developer might release a new feature by themselves as a plugin. This was very handy, as in the 2000s there were several time saving plugins that were unique to Open Office.

Since then however the landscape has changed considerably and Google has released Google Docs, which does nearly everything that Microsoft Office and Open Office can do, but can also do far more such as being run from a browser and offers collaboration tools. (To be fair, it is possible to do these things with Open Office, but it is a bit complex to set up. With Google Docs everything is ready from the get go).

Therefore I would recommend that most people try out Google Docs first. Open Office makes a better alternative for people who don’t have online access when working on documents (e.g. because of traveling) or if they have a need for speciality feature which Google Docs does not support.

However, both Google Docs and Open Office are free and documents can be shared between them, so it is very easy to try both out and switch applications without any lock in.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my for my firm, Open Office used to be the primary application for producing documents, spreadsheets and slideshows. It was useful as it was stable and feature rich.

Since then, however, I have switched to Google Docs. These days, I still occasionally use Open Office for the rare occasion when I need a feature that Google Docs is lacking. So the benefit is that it can do things that Google Docs can't.

OpenOffice review by Amy B.
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"Free, Comprehensive, And Efficient Program"

What do you like best?

Aside from being a free product, I like how comprehensive OpenOffice is. It offers a wide array of document-based tools I use for work. They're easy to use and just as good as MS Word or any paid alternative.

What do you dislike?

I've had two instances of losing unsaved work. The recovery process did not work. Fortunately, this has only happened twice in the 5+ years that I have used OpenOffice.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want free software similar to MS Word, OpenOffice is an ideal alternative. It offers all of the same tools and it's very user-friendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I keep a monthly financial spreadsheet to track income and invoices from/for each client. I use the basic text document for client notes on projects. Both help with my overall organization and time management.

OpenOffice review by Jorge L.
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"OpenOffice the most efficient tool in the office and the best of our lives."

What do you like best?

It is the best tool that can be counted in the office, for the independent professional, students and anyone who develops texts, spreadsheets, presentations of projects, visualization of images and a large number of utilities.

The best of all is that this tool is open source and it is not necessary to buy a serial to enjoy all its benefits in the development of a project, personal, corporate, marketing, student or any type.

Best of all, I did not invest any money

What do you dislike?

What I do not like is not having known the benefits of OpenOffice before and having used it for a long time without having to resort to buying another software or package with the set of tools it has.

The benefits of using OpenOffice have no limit and it is incredible as a tool with so many benefits has not been made known to all people and thus help not to depend on the softwares we have used all our lives

Recommendations to others considering the product

The barriers must be transferred to achieve the objectives set efficiently and effectively. We should not be afraid to use new tools, Open Office exceeds all expectations in any work or project that we should develop. It's time for a paradigm shift, Open Office is that change.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business presentations, educational presentations, documents, spreadsheets, graphics, pdf documents, image editing, image creation, among others.

OpenOffice review by Patrick S.
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"Best free office suite out there"

What do you like best?

OpenOffice best feature is not being free. OpenOffice can handle files of many extensions without changing the characters, values, images, font style or formulas. In fact, the fact of OpenOffice opens your files without changing is amazing, everytime you try to open a CSV or TSV on excel, it changes to XLS standards format, but OpenOffice stick with the original extension, which makes life easier when you are saving your big tables or slides.

What do you dislike?

The interface could be more elegant, still lot of small icons and few floating information on menus. It's hard to find some basic options because the menu is not centered, there are options on top and on the side. The fonts used in menu texts should be more smooth, more professional, because right now is a little bit crispy and look like and old computer software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Download it and give it a try. It's free, tons of updates and worth it if you need a fast writing and editing business suite in your life.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As I told before, OpenOffice is able to handle big tables in CSV of TSV format without changing it, the OpenOffice also opens is in tab separated mode and this is very satisfying.

OpenOffice review by Joe H.
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"Free and compatible"

What do you like best?

The greatest feature is its dollar cost to end users: nothing.

What do you dislike?

A zero dollar cost does not denote 'free': the price is that it has compatibility issues, particularly with formatting on DOCX files or macros in XLSX files. This has made it impossible for me to use for work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider your day to day tasks. If you are working with intercompany assets, questionnaires, or documents which require complete format accuracy, this has not historically been a reliable option. It has gotten much better. I was a user back in the StarOffice days, and its features have grown incredibly since then. However, each update seems to be implementing more compatibility for Office, and I find that when something is not compatible it is devastating.

If, however, you will use this solely within your own organization, this is a wonderful tool with fantastic community support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a wonderful suite for small businesses that cannot afford the Microsoft license.

OpenOffice review by User in Internet
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"A great free alternative to MS Office"

What do you like best?

I don't find the need to use Office products that much, since I am able to use cloud-based ones (like the ones available from Google). However, it seems that there is always a reason here and there to need an Office product of an equivalent. I've found Open Office to be helpful for this, especially since I can export to Office product file types.

What do you dislike?

When converting file types to Office file types, I've run into a few minor conversion errors (e.g. the last line of text getting cut off). This is the only item that stands out based on the amount I use it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's very similar in its interface to Microsoft Office and other similar programs. If you're looking for a no-cost option, it's worth checking out. Because you can export to Office file type extensions, you can still share documents with those that don't use OpenOffice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating, editing, and exporting/sending word-processed documents.

OpenOffice review by User in Graphic Design
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"Works for me!"

What do you like best?

I love that I can open MS files with OpenOffice. It's compatibility with many file types is my favorite part. I am always finding new ways I can use this suite of software.

What do you dislike?

I can't think of anything I dislike about OpenOffice. It is a free program, so any shortcomings would be ridiculous to complain about. It does everything I have asked of it so far.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When going from a MS document, text effects and formatting may not look the same in OpenOffice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I don't have to shell out way too much money for MS products just so I can occasionally open Word or Excel docs from my clients. I also use OpenOffice spreadsheets to keep track of business expenses and income. I have recently discovered that there is also a drawing option, as well as a presentation (like powerpoint) file options.

OpenOffice review by Steven A.
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"A Handful of Solutions"

What do you like best?

It's free and has a great community with lots of people who dig more into the program and provides solutions to almost everything. Also the best part are the plugins and file extensions. You can expand its capabilities with the plugins and share your work to everyone thanks to the file extensions. Nice!

What do you dislike?

Small visual bugs with large files. Small problems with recovering a file.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try to expand your knowledge in the community forums because you will find a lot of interesting and powerful tools for your day to day job. There are many tools that are unique to OpenOffice like extensions and highly customizable options. It's a very complex software and very powerful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was using it for telecomm benchmark mostly. Data analysis. In which we used to have large files with lots of information. The benefit of using OpenOffice in that enviroment was that it could handle all the data, export to many types of formats, have compatibility with other software and it was a light software, so any computer could handle it.

OpenOffice review by Benjamin E. J.
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"An Easily-Accessible Office Suite, and it's Free!"

What do you like best?

I used OpenOffice for several years, and it being free is probably the best thing about it. It's mostly compatible with everything I need to do, highly customizable, and easy to use. Doesn't require too much of a learning curve to implement.

What do you dislike?

I found the database program difficult to work with, not as easy for me to understand as Access. I ended up switching away from OpenOffice because I was having compatibility issues with some of my clients, as the current extension set is a bit behind current MS Office document standards. True, MSO automatically converts them on opening, but my AOO documents never turned out quite right after conversion. Also, the interface is somewhat dated, but that doesn't make it any less usable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's a great free office suite to get you started, and I suppose extremely useful, but only if you put in the time to learn its idiosyncrasies.

OpenOffice review by Michael G.
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"OpenOffice is a great full-featured alternative to MS Office - and it's free!"

What do you like best?

I like that I am able to open any MS Office files, as well as to be able to save OpenOffice documents in MS format. The suite of apps in OpenOffice are great.

What do you dislike?

I only had one issue in which my spreadsheet was very corrupted. There was no way to repair it and open it. Good thing I have backup files.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for an affordable alternative to Microsoft Office, OpenOffice is the clear choice. It is customizable as well and there are many extensions to add different functionalities.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I keep track of my income across various projects, as well as use my income spreadsheet to budget monthly.

OpenOffice review by Callin C.
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"User-friendly and appealing without the cost! "

What do you like best?

OpenOffice is extremely simple to use. As someone who religiously utilized the big-box, expensive alternative, I love that this program offers the same content and capabilities without the cost to our company. There is no way to tell if a document is produced in one or the other.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much aesthetic appeal to the program itself, leaving the impression that it is outdated software from the early 2000s. It is very bare-bones and could easily turn off a younger user who is looking for the flashy, design-oriented interface of other brands.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OpenOffice helps me so much with managing my store's payroll. The spreadsheet program allows for so many functions in one sheet that the math is already done if I enter in the correct numbers, and this gives me so much time back. It was easy to set up, too!

OpenOffice review by Michelle A.
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"Not a big fan of Open Office"

What do you like best?

Open Office is good for the basics. I am an advanced user of MS Office Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Access. Open Office is good for basic writing and spreadsheets.

What do you dislike?

Trying to use Open Office Calc is a headache for me. I like manipulating spreadsheets and using formulas. It seems like I have to go around my elbow to be able to do so successfully with Calc. Writer is good just for a processor, a very basic processor.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are planning to use OpenOffice just to save money but have the same output expectations that you would have from MS Office products, don't waste your time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Not very many. We are limited to how much we can do on Excel and Word at work. We have thousands of team members and each store is limited to reading reports or letters that are put into Excel and Word. I have to dump the info to Calc and Writer to manipulate. Again, both are very limited.

OpenOffice review by Ramona E.
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"Best free alternative to MS Office"

What do you like best?

It is completely free. It provides alternatives to MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and even provides some additional software applications. It supports importing and saving in many common formats, so it is easy to use cross-application.

What do you dislike?

It takes a while to get used to the interfaces, as it is slightly different from the ones MS Office uses.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is free and a great alternative to MS Office. Just download it and try it out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use the various applications for creating presentations, databases, spreadsheets and documents as a free alternative to MS Office.

OpenOffice review by Riley T.
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"Open Office is much better than Microsoft Word"

What do you like best?

I enjoy the free option and features. Very similar to Microsoft word.

What do you dislike?

It can be a bit of a hassle. Perhaps because it is free. Some platforms are hard to interact with open office.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be mindful that while it is a free version of word, it doesn't have all of the platform access.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For several companies that have tight budgets, but people who need access to a "word like" software but not the price. Apartment communities for example.

OpenOffice review by User
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"All of our standard document programs in one place"

What do you like best?

The word processing software has extensive features and allows us to create professional and complete text documents with a full range of tools. The spreadsheet has virtually everything Excel has and can save to different formats, so we can use and import files into various other programs. It is remarkable that this software is free and includes several other programs for presentations, databases and other business materials.

What do you dislike?

I don't really dislike anything about OpenOffice. No software is perfect, but OpenOffice continually updates to stay up with the standards and security need of the day.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This software can create most essential office documents and can do so for free. It's very versatile and can be run on Mac and PC, so it's worth trying out if you use a paid software now. Once everyone is trained on this, then you can perhaps use OpenOffice full time. There are very few free programs out there with the value and capability of OpenOffice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can create wide variety of documents and business materials with extensive editing capabilities. The documents can be save to a bunch of different formats, like pdf, doc, docx. xls, csv, so we can be confident others out there can load our files even if they don't use OpenOffice. We can save on our software budget by not have to spend anything, potentially a lot, for software that we use almost daily.

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"A must have staple for almost any business"

What do you like best?

This software package gives you pretty much all the capabilities of the popular and proprietary Microsoft package. We mostly use the word processor and spreadsheet software and found that it is just as functional as its MS counterparts. We love that it is free and open source and supported by a large community. Having confidence that it will be maintained and update is a great thing.

What do you dislike?

There will occasionally be file type or formatting issues, but nothing too bad otherwise. There's not much to dislike since it's free and mostly gets the job done. Sometimes files get saved in a format that other people that don't use OpenOffice can't load or get to load properly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is free and works wonderfully with all major documents types like doc, docx, xls. You can use a full suite of tools like word processor, spreadsheet, presentations and such to run your business thoroughly and completely. You don't have much to lose to download and try this software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can save costs by not having to buy proprietary software. We can work with commonly used office documents and perform daily tasks with ease and be sure that documents of most types are accessible to us and others. We can add formulas to spreadsheets which makes our job analyzing data much easier.

OpenOffice review by Fabio A.
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"A "democratic" office software"

What do you like best?

It's free and it works perfectly. It substitute Microsoft Office and as far as I can tell it you will not miss anything. I constantly use especially Open Office Writer and Open Office Calc. I also installd a plugin to export epub files and it works properly. The interface is clean and simpl, easy to use, like old fashion Mocrosot Office. The software ahs also a good recovery sstem in case of software crash. You can save files as a native .odt or a fully compatible .doc document. You will beable to open a Microsoft Office docuemnt with no trouble or compatibility issue.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really, what caould I expect from such an important everyday use software that it is totally free? If I could demand for more, I would make the advanced search in text more user friendly, specially the regex (regular expressions, with its accurate syntax), nice to be able to use it but too complicated. Opn Office could make the regex search more visual and user friendly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Choose Open Office with confidence, it won't let you down, the files are perfectly readable and compatible with Microsoft Office and any reader and despite the simple ser interface, you will not miss anything. Cnsider that you can easily customize and expand Open Office thanks to free plugins (i.e. to turn a text into an epub).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Writing and editing texts, and any office oriented task 8calculation, presentation etc.).

OpenOffice review by Audrius P.
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"Free MS Office alike with all the required functions. "

What do you like best?

I like that this software has all the features that do premium office packages have and is completely free. It has word, calc, database, presentation etc.

What do you dislike?

That You need to save it in .odt file type. Sometimes a bit laggy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Tried and still being used. The best free Office pack, that is available to download, with all needed functions, like other premium office packs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the need for excel can be completely swaped with open office calc.

OpenOffice review by User
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"A great alternative to Word and Microsoft Office"

What do you like best?

I like that it's free, and open-source, so there is constantly new content being added.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that sometimes when I send a manuscript to someone, their editing software can't read it. Unfortunately, Microsoft has made it especially difficult, because Word and MS Office don't "play nice" with OpenOffice or other alternative programs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

OpenOffice is a great alternative to MS Word or even MS Office, as it is free and has far more functionality than the incredibly limited "free" MS Word currently available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm able to write and upload fully formatted manuscripts to e-publishers such as Smashwords for free.

OpenOffice review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Greeat Freeware with the functionality of microsoft office"

What do you like best?

It is a great value for companies as it's free and has everything you need.

What do you dislike?

As someone who is used to using Microsoft in other roles I find it's a little less user friendly and there are much fewer resources geared towards open office.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great resource if you can't afford microsoft product but still need their functionality. Though most people in the office do judge the company as "too cheap for microsoft." I definitly recommend to businesses who need to cut costs, hose starting up, or non-profits.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to create documents and presentations without a microsoft subscription.

OpenOffice review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"OpenOffice-An open Source software that analogous the functions of Major Office Software"

What do you like best?

* Its an opensource and no license or yearly renewal is required.

* It's easy for beginners to install and learn to use with all the functions

* It has a good spell check and grammar check facility

* OpenOffice has a single interface that provides the user access to the entire suite.

* It facilitates to save files in PDF format without the use of pdf writer or any other plug-ins.

What do you dislike?

OpenOffice does not contain a personal data manager, email client or calendar application

It has a limited variety of fonts, but one can add fonts by downloading and installing them into the system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software is being published on general computer systems where many users use it for temporary make create and edit their document and save it to PDF.

OpenOffice review by Juanan M.
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"Powerful office suite"

What do you like best?

It allows to do the same as the most famous office suite, but for free

What do you dislike?

Sometimes they update a bit slow wich creates some imcompatiblity issues with other suites

Recommendations to others considering the product

Openoffice its a great choice for text editing, calc editing and such. The best part its that it is totally free. The bad part its that sometimes if they dont update fast enough can find some little compatibilites issues. Even though I totally recommend the use of openoffice be at your home or office.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Editing text files, calc files, etc

OpenOffice review by User in Research
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"Free alternative "

What do you like best?

I am able to do almost everything I can in other document products and the files are more or less compatable with open office. I also like the save a s PDF function.

What do you dislike?

The powerpoint substitute is difficult to navigate and doesn't covert well or open well in word. I have also had problems with editing word documents in both open office and word, although this is rare.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great alternative to more costly word-processing systems. However, if you are preparing a presentation it is best to save in Pdf as this is the only guarantee that the presentation will look as you intended when you prepared it. Also, be watchful of how you save the document - as word/office or as an open-office file.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Free document program that is easily accessible for students and colleagues who do not have access to Office or are anable/unwilling to pay the high fees they charge.

OpenOffice review by User in Veterinary
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"WHEN YOU CAN'T BUY WORD"

What do you like best?

the best alternative to Microsoft office since WordPerfect. Easy to use and compatible with most major document types. Very comprehensive

What do you dislike?

Not quite as packaged as Office can be. So some things are not available but not a problem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it. You only have time and money to save

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Love to edit on the fly. Takes up minimal hard drive and RAM. Easy to integrate with current scheduling software. Easier to add templates and other goodies. It really has saved my butt a few times since Office is not always available.

OpenOffice review by Christopher S.
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"Fantastic who needs Microsoft "

What do you like best?

Its everything Microsoft office is and its completely free

What do you dislike?

The excel like app is not as visually nice as office but , thats a very small price to pay for such an amazing free product

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get rid of Microsoft and download open office !

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Word editing , html editing , spreadsheet creation , database upload/edits

OpenOffice review by David R.
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"Open Office Review"

What do you like best?

Years ago I had started looking at other office platforms due to issues with Microsoft Office. Not only did I find Open Office but it was free.

What do you dislike?

It consumed an enormous amount of my pc storage to the point where other programs were laggy or rendered completely useless. I was forced to go back to using Microsoft.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I personally would not recommend Open Office unless you are in a position where your company needs to utilize something other than Microsoft.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Document creation and exportation, file management and transfers.

OpenOffice review by User
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"very versatile office package"

What do you like best?

The excel equivalent is easy to use and is at least 90%, based upon my personal experience, the same as MS Excel. This makes it easy to convert to and from Excel when conversing with customers. The Open Office files use less memory so it is easier to store or archive. The same can be said for the word package.

What do you dislike?

The spreadsheet is not 100% compatible. The color pallette is not identical and certain programming features are not transferable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

use it like MS Office

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Open office was the most economical solution for my needs for a an office suite. It satisfied everything I needed for the cheapest price.

OpenOffice review by Administrator in Food & Beverages
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"Free word software"

What do you like best?

This software is great. We needed to create some documents in PDF format, but didn't have an Office software and use Mac. Found this little gem and use it for just about everything.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike here. I suppose there could be more features to it, but again, it's free software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is an amazing software if you don't need a lot of bells and whistles. Love how easy it is to transmit documents between PC and Mac.

OpenOffice review by Megan B.
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"Easy to Use"

What do you like best?

I like that OpenOffice is easy to use. I have found myself using it more and more lately for text documents, and it comes in quite handy for editing.

What do you dislike?

Organizing the toolbar can be a bit tricky, as it's not set up to be very aesthetically pleasing, to me anyway.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OpenOffice has made it quick and easy for me to find and edit text documents, lists, etc.

OpenOffice review by Angelina G.
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"Excellent for Word Processing and Spreadsheets"

What do you like best?

I like that it is similar to Microsoft office and is compatible with Microsoft

What do you dislike?

Some of the processes and formats are different than those offered by Microsoft

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating documents and spreadsheets

OpenOffice review by User in Individual & Family Services
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"Very helpful"

What do you like best?

The ease of use. Open Office makes it easy to access office programs that are not preinstalled on our laptop.

What do you dislike?

There isn’t anything that we don’t like about open office. It has helped out tremendously

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We do not have all of the office programs installed on all of our work computers, so this allows us the freedom to use what we need

OpenOffice review by Sandra S.
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"Great alternative to Microsoft Office"

What do you like best?

Full Office Suite with free updates. Easy to use interface with all the features one would expect in Microsoft Office. Certainly user friendly.

What do you dislike?

Haven't figured out how to set a default for the word files. Not much else to dislike as the interface is quite straight forward.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to use and best of all it is free!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

use for spreadsheet and word processing

OpenOffice review by User in Information Services
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"Open Office Review"

What do you like best?

Free and very useful. I like that it can do most of the functions of Excel that I use.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the spell checker does not work and fixing it is doable, but a hassle.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it. It is very helpful and the price is hard to beat.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Correlations with my employer's data and potential clients data to assist in looking for signals..

OpenOffice review by User in Education Management
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"OpenOffice vs Microsoft Powerpoint"

What do you like best?

I like how easy it is to set up a template and the use of it for powerpoints. There isn't many positives I can list though.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how difficult it is to share openoffice files, when sending a file, google drive doesn't interpret the slides correctly. Also when editing the text on the slides, the program can be buggy. I have also found that mine crashes somewhat frequently. In the end I feel Powerpoint works better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is used to create presentations about completed projects. It gets the job done.

OpenOffice review by User
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"Best Open Source Document handler"

What do you like best?

Open Office is very easy to use and has been compatible with all major WP programs

What do you dislike?

Nothing, I love this application and has been quite reliable for Word and Excel documents

Recommendations to others considering the product

Well worth trying

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Need to have a program that can be shared with others in the office as well as be compatible on sending to outside clients.

OpenOffice review by User
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"All you need, for free"

What do you like best?

Word, Excel and more features, with full compatibility with the Office files.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes formatting are not perfect using Office files

Recommendations to others considering the product

Download it and you'll never come back to Microsoft Office

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using Office tools on any PC, without paying the license. You can Open any word, excel or other kind of files and also save your files like office files.

OpenOffice review by User in Higher Education
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"Great piece of Office Software to use if you don't have Microsoft Office."

What do you like best?

It is easy to use and the features are pretty good for free software.

What do you dislike?

I really thought that by now OpenOffice would have updated the file extensions you can saveas. I really thought they would have a .docx now, but don't.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it try. For Business and school use it is pretty good. It has a big side bar that I don't like, but you can hide it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use OpenOffice in several labs so students can use and be familiar with it so when they get into a school or business environment that doesn't have MS Office they can use this.

OpenOffice review by User in Accounting
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"Great alternative for every day use"

What do you like best?

This is a free product that is a great alternative for the user who needs a basic writer or spreadsheet type platform. It will fulfill pretty much any need for a basic user.

What do you dislike?

There are a few more steps necessary to export info into the spreadsheet than with Excel.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have downloaded this product for several of my clients who did not want to purchase the more expensive alternative but still needed the occasional and to a spreadsheet or writer document.

OpenOffice review by User in Automotive
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"Apache Open office "

What do you like best?

Easy to use and access multiple project options all in one place instead of having to open individual programs.

What do you dislike?

We only use for a few specific projects, but haven't encountered much to dislike thus far.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Spreadsheets for work schedules, power point templates for presentations, word documents.

OpenOffice review by Nancy (Anne) H.
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"I love OpenOffice. Its as good as Micrsoft Office"

What do you like best?

Has everything I need. Replaces office suite, which I should just remove entirely but still use both, just in case

What do you dislike?

It seems to take up a lot of memory. But then I still have MS Suite on this computer,

Recommendations to others considering the product

As good a MS Office,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Everything. What I do most is write!!

OpenOffice review by Christina B.
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"Easy and inexpensive "

What do you like best?

Sinple to use and works well with Word when you send a file to someone

What do you dislike?

Could be easier to get things to save to drive or dropbox

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Works for all my everyday word processing needs

OpenOffice review by Isaac C.
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"Completa suite de ofimatica gratuita"

What do you like best?

Completa suite con todo lo que necesitamos para un uso básico o doméstico

What do you dislike?

Falta de personalización y quizá algo de optimización

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trabajos muy básicos para el día a día

OpenOffice review by Roxanne M.
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"Great replacement for MS Office"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, flexibility, price (free), number of options

What do you dislike?

I have no complaints about this product, it has satisfied all my needs

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great for home and office

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Word processing, spreadsheets, productivity

OpenOffice review by Leah M.
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"Not my favorite "

What do you like best?

It works in a pinch. It is intuitive, if you can use Microsoft Suite you will know excatly how to use this.

What do you dislike?

It is similar to Microsoft Office but a watered down version and it is not compatible with the latest Microsoft Office documents.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Opening excel documents, creating word docs.

OpenOffice review by User in Design
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"Open Office"

What do you like best?

For a fast and free way to edit and read documents, OpenOffice is perfect, has all the benefits of a document reader and editor and it's for free

What do you dislike?

The design it's not very friendly and sometimes it's hard to find what you are looking for, also could be very different from your previous document editor

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

read and edit documents fast

it's free

easy to install

can be used under every O.S

OpenOffice review by User in Higher Education
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"Openoffice is great but lacks a lot of the features. "

What do you like best?

It was great the it was opensource so that it could be improved by various people and it was available for free.

What do you dislike?

It was not compatible with previous files when we transitioned over from a different application

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Needed an office suite that provided a variety of functions. Although it was not compatible with different files it still provided the user with an application that could do the basic necessities.

OpenOffice review by Noah L.
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"Better than Word"

What do you like best?

It's free, and it's better than the pricey equivalents.

What do you dislike?

There are some features that are a bit cumbersome.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating documents, from text to posters to programs.

OpenOffice review by User in Publishing
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"great free software!"

What do you like best?

Unlike all those new subscription models this program is free!

What do you dislike?

I don't have anything to complain about. I'm used to it and find it easier to use than Microsoft's version of the same thing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows me too keep track of my accounts as well as my contacts (mailing lists).

OpenOffice review by User in Military
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"Great open source office programs"

What do you like best?

The best part about this office suite is that you can do all the work you would in Microsoft office, but don’t have to pay for Microsoft office

What do you dislike?

The only dislike is that the user interface is very bland

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Anything office related

OpenOffice review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Excellent software"

What do you like best?

I like that its free and it opens every kind of file

What do you dislike?

That it always asks me if I want to keep the current format when im about to save a file

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly for writing or opening Power Point presentations.

OpenOffice review by User in Staffing and Recruiting
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"Openoffice"

What do you like best?

Free and amazing alternative to Microsoft office. Able to open Microsoft documents and save as them.

What do you dislike?

Feels clunky at times when requesting it to convert documents.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ease of installation and integration of it in place of Microsoft office.

OpenOffice review by Daniel L.
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"Great Free Alternative to MS Office with some major backing"

What do you like best?

Apache is backing this, which is a great help to keep this up-to-date. It opens MS Office documents and can save back out to Office documents. It looks like it contains similar applications to MS Office 2000 or 2003, but for free. It allows offline editing, which does not rely on the crowd...a boon for maintaining privacy and editing documents while not on the Internet.

What do you dislike?

The icon tool set looks quite dated, which is unfortunate for a product with this length of a development cycle. Some of the icons are a little confusing for someone used to MS Office 2003.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try this next to LibreOffice - you may like one or the other better...depending on the key Office features you need.

OpenOffice review by User in Medical Practice
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"functional free office software"

What do you like best?

No cost, easy to deploy. Compatible with all major document formats.

What do you dislike?

User interface is dated. Not as polished as MS Office.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations

OpenOffice review by User
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"No frills document editor "

What do you like best?

Similar to office, similar controls and options

What do you dislike?

Features are lackluster, not compatible with all file types

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Document creation and editing

OpenOffice review by Jyoti K.
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"Good software"

What do you like best?

Working very smoothly, opens file very quackly

What do you dislike?

Change the formatting of MS office documents

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating & managing documents.

OpenOffice review by Mark R.
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"Nice Free Office Product"

What do you like best?

It's free. It works. You can create files in MS Office format so that you can share with the rest of the world. It does everything that I have ever had to do in Word, Excel, or Powerpoint.

What do you dislike?

By default it wants to save files in Open office formats. Sometimes I forget to change it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you don't want to buy MS Office this is a great option

OpenOffice review by Jason H.
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"Great alternative to office"

What do you like best?

If you are like our business and need over 100+ copies of office for the office and only 20 actually use it daily. You should try open office! We were able to cut our licenses by 80 copies and still let everyone have open office for the rare occasions they needed to open a excel or word doc. It's nor eat that open office is compatible with office formats.

What do you dislike?

Not all the features in word and excell are in the open office versions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Download and try it.

OpenOffice review by Jared T.
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"If you need a locally install office suite for free this is your best option"

What do you like best?

It's free, does not require connectivity (no need for internet access), very familiar UI for those used to MS Office

What do you dislike?

Still a couple of notches short of MS Office.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good option if you need locally installed office like productivity apps installed, but you may be better off with using google apps

OpenOffice review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Free Competitor of MS Office with Almost All the Same Funtionaltiy"

What do you like best?

It is completely free, no matter who you are (individual or business) that is compatible with MS and Lotus products, and works on MOST Operating Systems.

What do you dislike?

There is a lag time between release of paid for products and OpenOffice before new file formats are supported. The interface takes some getting used to.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you require a cheap (even better, free) solution for all of your "Office" needs, check out OpenOffice. It is free for business' use, as well as individuals, so feel free to roll out to 100,000+ users, or just 1.

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