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Apache OpenOffice

Multilingual open-source office suite

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Apache OpenOffice Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Apache OpenOffice product overview

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What is Apache OpenOffice?

Apache OpenOffice is an open-source office suite that helps public administrations, educational institutes, non-profit organizations, and other business segments create spreadsheets, presentations, and graphics, among other files. The writer module offers customizable document templates, which allow team members to create letters, agendas, meeting minutes, and faxes with table of contents, index, references, and notes.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk
Chat
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Documentation

Apache OpenOffice pricing information

Value for money

4.8

/5

356

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Apache OpenOffice features

Functionality

4.2

/5

356
Total Features20 2 categories

Most valued features by users

Collaboration Tools
Document Management
Third Party Integrations
API
Commenting/Notes
Data Import/Export
Reporting & Statistics
Design Management

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Apache OpenOffice users reviews

Overall rating

4.4

/5

356

Positive reviews

90%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.61/10
Rating distribution

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4

3

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1

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Pros
Being a free office suit and supportive to all popular office file formats, it is the best for documents, spreadsheets, slides and database.

Waqar A.

The thing I like best about OpenOffice is that if integrated flawlessly with the more expensive, mainstream software packages.

KB

Kelsey B.

I found OpenOffice and was very happy to see that it was free and did pretty much all the things I needed it to do. I liked that it never crashed on me at all, and did what I needed it to.

MN

Mark N.

Cons
It has some issues with formatting and that can be a pain in the butt especially if you are used to MS Word. It's missing email and calendar applications.

Marko P.

Having been a Microsoft Office user for so long there were some functions that were not available on this software and I really missed having them.

NO

Nikki O.

I also dislike it when I format a document in OpenOffice, the formatting doesn't translate to Microfsoft Word very well. I've often had to reformat OpenOffice documents to line up correctly in Word.

RW

Ronald W.

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Overall Rating

Awesome software

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Overall Rating

Good alternative to the Microsoft products

Reviewed a year ago

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
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  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Best Office Software

Reviewed 8 months ago

Very reliable. Always works with any document from any office software. You will always be able to open a document from your colleague.

Pros

This is by far the best free office software. Being open source, it is built by passionate individuals who all want the same thing. No bloatware, no malware. Pure productivity goodness!

Cons

Sometimes feels a little unrefined compared to commercial options. The design is a little dated too.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Excellent MS Office Alternative - Minus Some Bells and Whistles

Reviewed 7 months ago

OpenOffice is hands down my favorite office application suite. Yes, it isn't the prettiest or the most feature-rich, but it offers everything probably 95% of today's workforce would need, minus real-time editing collaboration.

Pros

OpenOffice is excellent for a free and open-source office application suite. It offers all the essential core functionality of MS Office for the low low price of absolutely free! When I was a student and began my career I was using OpenOffice exclusively. If offers excellent capabilities right out of the box and is available even on Linux (my preferred operating system).

Cons

The lack of an online collaboration feature really is the only reason I had to switch away from this with my company. It's a much-needed feature, especially at this time, with everyone working remotely.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Apache OpenOffice, you're my main squeeze.

Reviewed 19 days ago

Absolutely phenomenal software. I don't know where I'd be without it. It is not at all dramatic to admit this software changed my life.

Pros

I wouldn't even know where to begin. I've been using (did I say using? I mean in love with) this software for over 12 years. You can create ANYTHING with it. I've landed jobs from creating resumes with this app, wowed fellow creators with artistic documents, made myself calendars and fitness goals lists with all the fancy fonts and borders, and even one classy and sassy resignation letter to a former employer of questionable morals. This software has been the backbone of my progress for so long. Tons of features, easy to navigate, and doesn't slow down your system. Standing Ovation.

Cons

The word con has no place with OpenOffice. This software is incredible. I do wish it would not let microsoft word open up my unfinished-and-saved-for-later documents, which I know is just an issue with my PC and not Open Office. Still, it would be great to see it push Microsoft out of the way just once and make it known which one I'm loyal to.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Most Recent Version Crashes Constantly Leading to Lost Work

Reviewed 3 years ago

My overall experience, until it seemingly somehow led to my computer now being unable to start, has actually been great. I've been using OpenOffice for many years and never really had a problem until the last few months, as the crashing has been increasing to be more and more frequent. I really like the user interface and features overall. It's been a wonderful program until just recently.

Pros

I've been using Open Office Writer and Calc for years. I like the features and user interface. Some features are better than features found in Microsoft Word. For example, you can add multiple columns to a table at once; this is not in Word and it's very convenient and helpful feature when working on a table, and I find changing the text from all caps to no caps etc. easier for some reason in Writer...

Cons

This latest version has been crashing a lot. In the last few weeks, I've lost a lot of work. When it crashes, you can lose up to 15 minutes of writing, depending on when it last auto-saved. This has been painful as I've had to re-write some important documents that I had already gotten mostly written. What happened just now is I included a word - a science word - that was not in the dictionary. I right...

Overall Rating
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  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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If you don't need all the bells and whistles, go for this

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

I remember coming across OpenOffice several years ago and thought I would give it a try as it seemed a valuable "agnostic" solution that worked on Mac, PC, and Linux machines alike and it was free to download, install and use. Generally, what I liked about OpenOffice was the fact that it provided most of the main features of the various Word, Excel, etc. True, the user interface may not have been as good as that of such tools but, overall, OpenOffice met its goals of letting users leverage the core features needed for writing, creating tables, etc. I would say that if you don't need advanced features but mainly the basics, OpenOffice could be the one "digital office tool" for you.

Cons

There are a few things I am not a fan of when it comes to OpenOffice. The firsts one is the fact that, unlike some of the other tools, it doesn't have a mobile app. This means that you will always be dependent on working from your computer, always. Next is the fact that it does come with a "ceiling" meaning that you might find yourself in need of something else at some point in the future because you may feel as if you have outgrown OpenOffice as a platform. Also, keep in mind that it has been discontinued so you may find versions still available for you to use but may be outdated.

Apache OpenOffice FAQs and common questions

Apache OpenOffice has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Open Source, Subscription


Apache OpenOffice has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Yes, Apache OpenOffice has an API available for use.


Apache OpenOffice offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, Chat, FAQs/Forum

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