Business Software Word Processing OpenOffice for Mac OS X

OpenOffice for Mac OS X OpenOffice for Mac OS X 4.1.4 for Mac

by OpenOffice.org

Avg. Rating 4.6 (138 votes)

File Details

File Size 158.2 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Mac OS X
Date Added
Total Downloads 11,885
Publisher OpenOffice.org
Homepage OpenOffice
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

OpenOffice is the open source project through which Sun Microsystems is releasing the technology for the popular StarOffice productivity suite. It is an international office suite that will run on all major platforms and provide access to all functionality and data through open-component based APIs and an XML-based file format. It establishes the necessary facilities to make this open source technology available to the developer community.

Latest Reviews

klavc

klavc reviewed v3.3.0 RC8 on Jan 2, 2011

I would wish for both OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice to get a full sandbox as Gogole Chrome and Adobe Reader have.

Marucins

Marucins reviewed v3.3.0 RC3 on Nov 8, 2010

Only LibreOffice!

HornyToad

HornyToad reviewed v3.3.0 RC3 on Nov 8, 2010

The problem, for me, with OpenOffice for Mac has always and is still its poor integration in the MacOS X environment, and one of the consequences I deplore the most is the painfully slow scroll through large documents. NeoOffice doesn't suffer from that flaw (it's a flaw for me), as scrolling is much easier and faster. Aside from that, and like all the other suites stemming from the OOo core, its functionalities are quite interesting, like its capability to export a document in the PDF format natively. I just wish it were a little faster to load and to scroll through documents... Oh yes, one thing: it's free...

Marucins

Marucins reviewed v3.2.0 on Feb 10, 2010

At last final OpenOffice 3.2.0 OSX

Marucins

Marucins reviewed v3.2.0 RC5 on Feb 4, 2010

Nice...

zridling

zridling reviewed vAqua Development Preview on Jun 5, 2007

Rough around the edges (very rough — it's an alpha), but having ODF will be a boon to Mac users.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.2.0 on Mar 30, 2007

Very good to see it keep pace with the Windows version in terms of release date and version.

Only complaint is again about the interface not being native to OS X and instead relying on X11.

Neo Office is one alternative solution, but hopefully the main folks on the Open Office project will be able to update the entire suite so that it takes full advantage of the native OS X interface.

Please keep up the good work. It is fantastic to have the same suite on Windows, Linux and OS X.

Maybe soon, Microsoft Office will be a faded memory for many of us who don't really want to use it. If they can just get that OpenDoc format (or whatever) figured out and standardized, we can use Open Office APPS with Microsoft Office FILES and not miss a beat. That would make life much better for consultants who interface with clients reliant on the Microsoft Juggernaut.

ckjnigel

ckjnigel reviewed v2.0.4 on Feb 8, 2007

I'm impressed how fast it runs atop X11 under OS X -- faster than the Windows Java version.
NeoOffice is too sluggish for me!

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.0.2 on Sep 6, 2006

While I do appreciate the product, I'm glad that there is an alternative version that is more Mac OS X friendly.

NeoOffice is a great option for OS X users.

spiffyjeff

spiffyjeff reviewed v2.0.1 on Apr 27, 2006

Yes, Mac does seem to be last on their list, but I don't really blame them either... If you want the most users, target windows first, then Linux, then Mac. Now that they are on 2.x, i will try on my mac

Avg. Rating 4.6 (138 votes)
Your Rating
klavc

klavc reviewed v3.3.0 RC8 on Jan 2, 2011

I would wish for both OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice to get a full sandbox as Gogole Chrome and Adobe Reader have.

Marucins

Marucins reviewed v3.3.0 RC3 on Nov 8, 2010

Only LibreOffice!

HornyToad

HornyToad reviewed v3.3.0 RC3 on Nov 8, 2010

The problem, for me, with OpenOffice for Mac has always and is still its poor integration in the MacOS X environment, and one of the consequences I deplore the most is the painfully slow scroll through large documents. NeoOffice doesn't suffer from that flaw (it's a flaw for me), as scrolling is much easier and faster. Aside from that, and like all the other suites stemming from the OOo core, its functionalities are quite interesting, like its capability to export a document in the PDF format natively. I just wish it were a little faster to load and to scroll through documents... Oh yes, one thing: it's free...

Marucins

Marucins reviewed v3.2.0 on Feb 10, 2010

At last final OpenOffice 3.2.0 OSX

Marucins

Marucins reviewed v3.2.0 RC5 on Feb 4, 2010

Nice...

zridling

zridling reviewed vAqua Development Preview on Jun 5, 2007

Rough around the edges (very rough — it's an alpha), but having ODF will be a boon to Mac users.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.2.0 on Mar 30, 2007

Very good to see it keep pace with the Windows version in terms of release date and version.

Only complaint is again about the interface not being native to OS X and instead relying on X11.

Neo Office is one alternative solution, but hopefully the main folks on the Open Office project will be able to update the entire suite so that it takes full advantage of the native OS X interface.

Please keep up the good work. It is fantastic to have the same suite on Windows, Linux and OS X.

Maybe soon, Microsoft Office will be a faded memory for many of us who don't really want to use it. If they can just get that OpenDoc format (or whatever) figured out and standardized, we can use Open Office APPS with Microsoft Office FILES and not miss a beat. That would make life much better for consultants who interface with clients reliant on the Microsoft Juggernaut.

ckjnigel

ckjnigel reviewed v2.0.4 on Feb 8, 2007

I'm impressed how fast it runs atop X11 under OS X -- faster than the Windows Java version.
NeoOffice is too sluggish for me!

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.0.2 on Sep 6, 2006

While I do appreciate the product, I'm glad that there is an alternative version that is more Mac OS X friendly.

NeoOffice is a great option for OS X users.

spiffyjeff

spiffyjeff reviewed v2.0.1 on Apr 27, 2006

Yes, Mac does seem to be last on their list, but I don't really blame them either... If you want the most users, target windows first, then Linux, then Mac. Now that they are on 2.x, i will try on my mac

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.0 Beta (Snapshot Build 1.9.m130) on Sep 30, 2005

Looks like the OS X version is lagging behind in terms of production and support, sadly.

bts

bts reviewed v1.1.2 on Sep 2, 2005

Great product with great support. If you ever have a question about the product be sure to visit these forums: http://www.oooforum.org

andyb949

andyb949 reviewed v1.1.2 on Aug 31, 2005

The Windows version of this didn't let you count the number of words in a selection, which is essential to me, so I can't use this.

That should be fixed in version 2, then I'll give it a try. I'm using AbiWord at the moment which I don't like all that much so hopefully this will be better.

zridling

zridling reviewed v1.1.2 on Aug 29, 2005

I'm curious: do any mac people use OOo? It doesn't seem to be on their radar. Please respond if so.

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