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Apache OpenOffice icon A comprehensive alternative to Microsoft Office, as it features a wide range of tools for writing projects, creating spreadsheets or designing presentations

Apache OpenOffice is a full-featured office suite that comes as a more affordable alternative to the popular Microsoft Office. It brings alternative solutions for each major tool bundled into Microsoft's very own suite, which means that you can switch to this application even if you are a fan of MS Word, Excel, Power Point or Access.

Complex setup process and clear-cut GUI

Apache OpenOffice has them all, obviously under a different name, yet boasting almost the same powerful functions as Microsoft's software package. The installer allows you to set up only the components you need, by simply selecting them, yet this is a reason why it is important to check twice before making your choices.

Using this utility is quite easy after you get used to the menus and the places functions are located. Sure, it might be a bit overwhelming for first-time users, but it's only the way such a complex application may interact with its users.

Exploring all the multiple tools at your disposal

“Writer” is a part of the suite designed as a direct replacement for Microsoft Word. It comes with spell checking, it allows you to insert tables, pictures, files or graphs into new documents, change formatting, build macros, switch to another language or even install extensions from the same rich interface.

Apache OpenOffice’s “Calc” is Excel's equivalent and it has everything you need, be it spreadsheet functions, filters, forms, charts and drawings. In addition to that the “Impress” component challenges PowerPoint and relies on a wide assortment of built-in animations and effects to make your presentations more appealing.

Conclusion and performance

Apache OpenOffice is an efficient and reliable piece of software which comprises all the necessary tools to become your office suite of choice. It runs quite smooth even on older computers, without popping errors or freezing, while the interface might seems quite familiar and thus, simple to handle.

Skipping the setup process is also possible, by taking advantage of WinPenPack’s portable edition for this program, called X-ApacheOpenOffice.

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Apache OpenOffice was reviewed by Bogdan Popa
5.0/5

Apache OpenOffice is part of these download collections: View ODS, Open Docx, PPT Maker, Open CSV

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A portable version of this application is available: Portable OpenOffice.org
  file size:
134 MB
  runs on:
Windows 10 32/64 bit
Windows 8 32/64 bit
Windows 7 32/64 bit
Windows Vista 32/64 bit
Windows XP
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Apache Software Foundation
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