Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice for Windows

A great (and free) alternative to Microsoft Office

Apache OpenOffice is an office suite which is a powerful and reliable alternative to Microsoft Office. And, most importantly, it’s free.

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  • Supports all popular document formats
  • Good integration of all components
  • Well designed interface
  • Useful templates and extensions


  • It takes up a lot of space
  • No email program


Apache OpenOffice is an office suite which is a powerful and reliable alternative to Microsoft Office. And, most importantly, it’s free.

One-stop-office shop

Apache OpenOffice includes a word processor (think Word), a spreadsheet program (Excel), a tool to create presentations (like PowerPoint), a database editor (Access), a drawing tool (Paint), and a formula editor.

All components of Apache OpenOffice offer a wide variety of tools and options. The program is also fully compatible with any document format.

Well designed interface

One of OpenOffice's drawbacks in the beginning was its interface, which was less developed than other office suites. But now the interface bears more of a resemblance to Microsoft Office, with attractive icons and menus.

From the Homescreen you can access the six main applications: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Base, and Math. The menus are well organized and allow quick access to whichever option or document you need.

If you are an average user, OpenOffice more than meets your document creating and editing needs. But one of the standout features of OpenOffice is the ability to add new templates and extensions, meaning that you can customize each program to your liking.

Top quality alternative

OpenOffice is a complete office suite, and its free nature guarantees the regular addition of a wide range of accessories and templates. An excellent choice.

OpenOffice.org is both an open-source product and a project. The product is a multiplatform office productivity suite. It includes desktop applications such as a word processor, a spreadsheet program, a presentation manager, and a drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to those of other office suites. OpenOffice.org also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office.

Localizations of OpenOffice.org are available in 27 languages, with more being constantly added by the community. OpenOffice.org runs on Solaris, Linux (including PPC Linux), and Windows. Written in C++ and with documented APIs licensed under the LGPL and SISSL open-source protocols, OpenOffice.org allows any knowledgeable developer to benefit from the source.

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User reviews about Apache OpenOffice

  • SmorfittKJ .

    by SmorfittKJ .

    HONESTLY THE BEST DOCUMENT APPLICATION I HAVE EVER USED. For accessibility and ease of use, just wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • by Anonymous

    Nice but needs an add and subtract function in the spreadsheet. I like it,but could you add a simple add and subtract function to the sMore

  • by Anonymous

    Having problems with ApacheOpenOffice . So far I have not been able to use OpenOffice. I need single spacing when writing, so click in More

  • by Anonymous

    Collatebox the best alternative to google spreadsheets. OpenOffice is pretty decent, but I think CollateBox is a better tool. Pros: onlMore

  • by Anonymous

    brilliant free alterative. for a free option brilliant.wouldnt call microsoft office any better y opinion it does the job and saves aloMore

  • by Anonymous

    No dictionary = useless (from Source Forge). No dictionary = useless. and very sad: I loved earlier versions. Open office 4.0.1 and 4.0More