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OpenOffice for Windows 4.1.3 for Windows

by OpenOffice.org

Avg. Rating 4.2 (2,763 votes)

File Details

File Size 131.1 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 368,628
Publisher OpenOffice.org
Homepage OpenOffice
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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

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v4.1.1 on Aug 22, 2014

I still think it's a great product, even though it's not cutting edge. But it's also more stable than LibreOffice, which for me, is a huge bonus. I also like that it outlines the printer margins in the page display by default.

Worth a download without a doubt.

PhredV

PhredV reviewed v4.0.1 on Sep 27, 2013

softwaremagician must work for Microsoft......because this is a pretty decent office suite....and if you use it....who stands to lose out...?

bopb99

bopb99 reviewed v4.0.0 on Jul 24, 2013

Pretty good, version 4.0 still comparable to libreoffice although this will probably change the coming year(s).

softwaremagician

softwaremagician reviewed v3.4.1 on Dec 13, 2012

VERY BAD!!! DONT DOWNLOAD THIS s***!!! ITS CNO LONGER RELEVANT!!!SOFTWARE IS WORTHLESS & HEAVY ON YOUR PC>THIS s*** SHOULD BE TAKEN OUT AT ONCE>

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v3.4.1 on Aug 23, 2012

@vodimitriy,
Funny, I can open Presentations with OpenOffice 3.4.

vodimitriy

vodimitriy reviewed v3.4.1 on Aug 22, 2012

It can't open presentations, which Libreoffice easily open.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.4.1 on Aug 22, 2012

Now bettered by LibreOffice, either in Windows or Linux which has almost flawless integration with most MS Office files although is still good & may be right for some ~

ReallyAlive

ReallyAlive reviewed v3.4.0 on May 18, 2012

Get LibreOffice instead - http://fileforum.betanew...or-Windows/1288723415/1

OpenOffice.org is no longer relevant. Some of their programmers broke off and formed The Document Foundation and made LibreOffice, because Oracle would have ruined OpenOffice.org with their corporate mindset. Oracle refused to donate OpenOffice for the greater good, then later they abandoned it and gave it away not to the people, but to Apache, so now it has an Apache license.

LibreOffice uses the open source LGPL license and is made by some of the original OpenOffice.org team. Not only that, but the Go-oo project merged their code with LibreOffice, so it's better than OpenOffice ever was. LibreOffice is the office suite to use from now on.

PS - For anyone who doesn't like the Quickstarter feature, it can be un-selected during setup. If you didn't take care of it there, it can be disabled at any time in Tools > Options > Memory. If you un-selected it during the setup, the choice to disable won't appear in Options.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v3.4.0 on May 13, 2012

Went with this and uninstalled LibreOffice. LibreOffice apparently has an ODF file format issue that MS Office complains about. The files affected are those created via ODF 1.2 and 1.2 extended. OpenOffice 3.4 from what I've read does not have this issue. I'd rather have a quality product than a rushed effort like LibreOffice. Thank you Apache for keeping OpenOffice alive. Would give it 5 stars but the quickstarter feature is still awful. Having soffice constantly running in the background at 100mb's plus memory usage after Calc or Writer has already been closed is way unacceptable.

Hilbert

Hilbert reviewed v3.4.0 on May 11, 2012

@cdhanks: Of course you're absolutely correct but you have make allowances for newbies/neophytes.

Even though Wolf Sullivan hasn't a clue I can understand his frustration; UI and keyboard compatibility between software is a first class pain in the A. For example, for years I've whinged about the lack of keyboard shortcut compatibility between MS Office, Word etc. and OpenOffice.

No one has ever given me any reason--let alone a good one--why my beloved CTRL-Q, CTRL-T, CTRL-M, CTRL-SHIFT-T, M etc. from MS Office have been totally omitted from OpenOffice--there are NO* equivalents in OOo/LibO. Are the developers of OOo/LibreOffice a bit barmy, or have they lost the plot? Surely, attracting experienced MSO users would be much, much easier if they didn't have to laboriously work their way around the lack of these handy and very productive shortcuts. For me, the omission of these shortcuts in OpenOffice is about as debilitating as a driver losing the 'Drive' selector position from his auto's box. If anyone knows the reason for this debacle, then let us know.

BTW, in my organization--even though it's much more expensive--the sole reason why we've kept MSO is specifically because of the lack of these shortcuts in OpenOffice/LibO. It's maddening, it's crazy! What's wrong with these developers?

___

@ Wolf Sullivan:

1. The file/format compatibility between Microsoft Office and OpenOffice/LibreOffice is now almost perfect--these products are compatible. A couple of years back, Microsoft published MS Office's formats, DOC etc., so there's little reason why they wouldn't be compatible by now. You must, however, decide on what format you're going to work in for best interchange compatibility.

2. If you are publishing rather than just writing documents--that's to say if the layout of images etc. is very important then perhaps you ought to investigate the free and very excellent desktop publishing tool, Scribus:

http://www.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus

This is a remarkable package given that it's free--but the learning curve is a bit higher than for the common garden-variety word-processor.

_____

* http://www.openoffice.or...essing/Word-to-OOo.html - go to 'Use keyboard shortcuts'.

Avg. Rating 4.2 (2,763 votes)
Your Rating
DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v4.1.1 on Aug 22, 2014

I still think it's a great product, even though it's not cutting edge. But it's also more stable than LibreOffice, which for me, is a huge bonus. I also like that it outlines the printer margins in the page display by default.

Worth a download without a doubt.

PhredV

PhredV reviewed v4.0.1 on Sep 27, 2013

softwaremagician must work for Microsoft......because this is a pretty decent office suite....and if you use it....who stands to lose out...?

bopb99

bopb99 reviewed v4.0.0 on Jul 24, 2013

Pretty good, version 4.0 still comparable to libreoffice although this will probably change the coming year(s).

softwaremagician

softwaremagician reviewed v3.4.1 on Dec 13, 2012

VERY BAD!!! DONT DOWNLOAD THIS s***!!! ITS CNO LONGER RELEVANT!!!SOFTWARE IS WORTHLESS & HEAVY ON YOUR PC>THIS s*** SHOULD BE TAKEN OUT AT ONCE>

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v3.4.1 on Aug 23, 2012

@vodimitriy,
Funny, I can open Presentations with OpenOffice 3.4.

vodimitriy

vodimitriy reviewed v3.4.1 on Aug 22, 2012

It can't open presentations, which Libreoffice easily open.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.4.1 on Aug 22, 2012

Now bettered by LibreOffice, either in Windows or Linux which has almost flawless integration with most MS Office files although is still good & may be right for some ~

ReallyAlive

ReallyAlive reviewed v3.4.0 on May 18, 2012

Get LibreOffice instead - http://fileforum.betanew...or-Windows/1288723415/1

OpenOffice.org is no longer relevant. Some of their programmers broke off and formed The Document Foundation and made LibreOffice, because Oracle would have ruined OpenOffice.org with their corporate mindset. Oracle refused to donate OpenOffice for the greater good, then later they abandoned it and gave it away not to the people, but to Apache, so now it has an Apache license.

LibreOffice uses the open source LGPL license and is made by some of the original OpenOffice.org team. Not only that, but the Go-oo project merged their code with LibreOffice, so it's better than OpenOffice ever was. LibreOffice is the office suite to use from now on.

PS - For anyone who doesn't like the Quickstarter feature, it can be un-selected during setup. If you didn't take care of it there, it can be disabled at any time in Tools > Options > Memory. If you un-selected it during the setup, the choice to disable won't appear in Options.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v3.4.0 on May 13, 2012

Went with this and uninstalled LibreOffice. LibreOffice apparently has an ODF file format issue that MS Office complains about. The files affected are those created via ODF 1.2 and 1.2 extended. OpenOffice 3.4 from what I've read does not have this issue. I'd rather have a quality product than a rushed effort like LibreOffice. Thank you Apache for keeping OpenOffice alive. Would give it 5 stars but the quickstarter feature is still awful. Having soffice constantly running in the background at 100mb's plus memory usage after Calc or Writer has already been closed is way unacceptable.

Hilbert

Hilbert reviewed v3.4.0 on May 11, 2012

@cdhanks: Of course you're absolutely correct but you have make allowances for newbies/neophytes.

Even though Wolf Sullivan hasn't a clue I can understand his frustration; UI and keyboard compatibility between software is a first class pain in the A. For example, for years I've whinged about the lack of keyboard shortcut compatibility between MS Office, Word etc. and OpenOffice.

No one has ever given me any reason--let alone a good one--why my beloved CTRL-Q, CTRL-T, CTRL-M, CTRL-SHIFT-T, M etc. from MS Office have been totally omitted from OpenOffice--there are NO* equivalents in OOo/LibO. Are the developers of OOo/LibreOffice a bit barmy, or have they lost the plot? Surely, attracting experienced MSO users would be much, much easier if they didn't have to laboriously work their way around the lack of these handy and very productive shortcuts. For me, the omission of these shortcuts in OpenOffice is about as debilitating as a driver losing the 'Drive' selector position from his auto's box. If anyone knows the reason for this debacle, then let us know.

BTW, in my organization--even though it's much more expensive--the sole reason why we've kept MSO is specifically because of the lack of these shortcuts in OpenOffice/LibO. It's maddening, it's crazy! What's wrong with these developers?

___

@ Wolf Sullivan:

1. The file/format compatibility between Microsoft Office and OpenOffice/LibreOffice is now almost perfect--these products are compatible. A couple of years back, Microsoft published MS Office's formats, DOC etc., so there's little reason why they wouldn't be compatible by now. You must, however, decide on what format you're going to work in for best interchange compatibility.

2. If you are publishing rather than just writing documents--that's to say if the layout of images etc. is very important then perhaps you ought to investigate the free and very excellent desktop publishing tool, Scribus:

http://www.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus

This is a remarkable package given that it's free--but the learning curve is a bit higher than for the common garden-variety word-processor.

_____

* http://www.openoffice.or...essing/Word-to-OOo.html - go to 'Use keyboard shortcuts'.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v3.4.0 on May 9, 2012

Deprecated by LibreOffice, so there's no need to use this one.

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v3.4.0 on May 9, 2012

v.3.4.0 installer comes bundled with Java
unlike the original OOo giving you the option to install without Java.

cdhanks

cdhanks reviewed v3.4.0 Beta 1 on Jul 14, 2011

" I don't know what Word is like..." Why in the world would someone write a review comparing Openoffice with Word and HE DOESN'T KNOW WORD! Stupidity!

Wolf Sullivan

Wolf Sullivan reviewed v3.4.0 Beta 1 on Jul 14, 2011

The basic problem with openoffice is that it is an imitation of Microsoft Word. Imitations are always inferior. I don't know what Word is like, but it can't be worse than openoffice.

I only use openoffice Writer, and have no idea about the performance of the other features. Openoffice Writer is incompatible with MS Word, so why did they imitate it? Writer is crap! Plain and simple. I hate it, but I started a book with it and cannot transfer it to a superior format. NOBODY supports the openoffice format, which is incompatible with every format except perhaps PDF, which is very unfashionable today.

The book I am working on is a picture biography with about 100 photographs. It is almost impossible to work with. Every 10 minutes openoffice "saves" what I am working on. This process takes 10 minutes and freezes up my computer so I just have to sit and wait and wait and wait...

This morning I myself "Saved to" what I was working on. After 10 minutes it was finished, so I attempted to close the document. NO! Openoffice prompted me that I had "unsaved changes" (complete bulls***) and I had to wait another 10 ****ing minutes for it to "save" the document again.

Openoffice Writer is s***! Nobody supports its format, and it does not convert to other formats properly, with the possible exception of PDF. Perhaps it is suitable for office workers, but it is definitely something for professional writers to avoid. It's not a matter of you get what you pay for, because openoffice Writer constantly torments and punishes me when I try to use it. Over a dozen times openoffice Writer has crashed, and I had to "recover" it. Usually it is successful, but twice it failed to recover my book!

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v3.4.0 Beta 1 on Apr 12, 2011

Love how for a dev it wants to install the older java re22 while I've already got the 24 version.
Libre looks exactly the same and seems to have a smarter startup than oo ever did and undoubtably is english based unlike that pix above.

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