Business Software Word Processing OpenOffice for Windows

OpenOffice for Windows OpenOffice for Windows 4.1.7 for Windows

by OpenOffice.org

Avg. Rating 4.2 (2,765 votes)

File Details

File Size 138.0 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 369,266
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

Da Xiang

Da Xiang reviewed v4.1.7 on Sep 23, 2019

I finally gave up on it over the copy/paste issue and went back to Libre Office.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v4.1.6 on Nov 20, 2018

Found Openoffice probably the best free alternative to MS Office. No problems found. I also found it interesting that the few fake trolls who gave this 1 star, also it was the only reviews on there profiles. I see this for RT and IMDB also. I guess they have nothing better to do than create a profile just to bad mouth something.

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.

Avg. Rating 4.2 (2,765 votes)
Your Rating
Da Xiang

Da Xiang reviewed v4.1.7 on Sep 23, 2019

Pros: Does almost everything I need

Cons: It still doesn't allow me to copy from a document and paste it into a different Windows app.

Bottom Line: I finally gave up on it over the copy/paste issue and went back to Libre Office.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v4.1.6 on Nov 20, 2018

Pros: Good alternative to MS Office

Cons: none

Bottom Line: Found Openoffice probably the best free alternative to MS Office. No problems found. I also found it interesting that the few fake trolls who gave this 1 star, also it was the only reviews on there profiles. I see this for RT and IMDB also. I guess they have nothing better to do than create a profile just to bad mouth something.

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?

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@ 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.

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* 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!

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