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Average score 3.88 (based on 8 votes)

given by Anonymous on May 23, 2007

OpenOffice is an amazing productivity suite, especially at the price its offered: free! It is by far the most complete Open source productivity suite out there. I am able to create complex documents and save them in the Microsoft Word format so others too can open the documents, and vice-versa, I can also open Word Documents and PowerPoint and so on.

given by vexorian on June 12, 2007

I use OpenOffice writer over Word for very few reasons, first of all it is more 'open' towards the layout of the document showing how the table things are formed, second openoffice includes a math and formula notation addon that surpases MS equation in many ways thus it is easier for me to do my homework on OpenOffice.

But there are still some issues, at first the interface is not too friendly if you were too used to word, it is also not always completely compatible with the .doc extension.

In windows I found it to be way smaller than MSOffice, somehow performance improves by a wide margin when tried in Linux which was when I initially used it.

given by Anonymous on August 25, 2007

While its nice to have loads and loads of features, the
application does not seem very usable anymore.

given by Anonymous on June 21, 2008

Open Office is really nice for being free. I use it because I didn't want to buy MS Office. Its setup is pretty similiar to MS Word, so it doesn't take long to figure it out. There are some times in which I've run into bizarre problems when I was editing a resume I made in MS Word awhile back. It had major problems with bullets and I could not figure out how to make them all the same size, type, and indented the same way. The options there were limited. Other than this, it has worked fine.

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given by Unenuedot on March 5, 2011

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given by Anonymous on May 27, 2011

As an alternative to acrobat, writer is terrible. I've never
been able to get it to load a PDF document correctly.

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