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Apache OpenOffice FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Apache OpenOffice offer?

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

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Q. Who are the typical users of Apache OpenOffice?

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


Q. Does Apache OpenOffice offer an API?

Yes, Apache OpenOffice has an API available for use.


Q. What level of support does Apache OpenOffice offer?

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

Apache OpenOffice product overview

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

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4.8

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Apache OpenOffice features

Functionality

4.2

/5

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Total features

18

2 categories

Most valued features by users

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

Apache OpenOffice users reviews

Overall Rating

4.4

/5

493

Positive reviews

87

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.47/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
It is free and open-source, and it can accomplish some of the duties that other sophisticated software in its field can.
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.
Being a free office suit and supportive to all popular office file formats, it is the best for documents, spreadsheets, slides and database.
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.
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.
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.

Overall rating contenders

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Mark N.

Executive Director

Nonprofit Organization Management, self-employed

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Needed Free Office Software for Nonprofit - OpenOffice was great for my needs for years

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Stefano D.

Ceo

Financial Services, 1-10 employees

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Awesome software

Reviewed 3 years ago

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Halimatun Z.

Accounting, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Free office suite

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

It is free and open-source, and it can accomplish some of the duties that other sophisticated software in its field can. Still, if you want stability and better performance, I would recommend using something else. I primarily use these for document creation and editor. However, it has more features in it. The document processing and spreadsheet modules can be easily converted to Microsoft Office products. OpenOffice can read Microsoft Word and Excel documents, which is very convenient. We've saved a lot of time because of this function.

Cons

You'll mostly run into issues on particular platforms, which might lead you to loose or disrupt your work. Other concerns with working in an open workplace might also influence your coworkers. To some, it may be adaptive, while to others, it may be a complete nightmare. If you are accustomed to Microsoft Office, don't expect to be able to transition simply; in fact, switching can be a significant challenge.

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Timothy B.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Free AND compatible

Reviewed 2 years ago

It is a great free alternative to Office and is good if you need to install on lots of machines.

Pros

It is able to be used to view and modify existing .doc files and .xml files. It is completely free and is easy to download use and distribute.

Cons

It is a pretty boring visual layout and the latest office product file formats do not always work.You must save the files locally.

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Julian G.

Computer Hardware, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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You get what you pay for

Reviewed 6 years ago

Per the pros and cons, and having stayed faithfully with OO over time, I came to the conclusion last week that it is cheaper to buy an Office suite that works well than to struggle with this free offering that doesn't. I repeat that I appreciate enormously the effort of the volunteers who sincerely create a large body of working, quality code, and who support it through the forums, but my unfortunate...

Pros

It's free. It covers a lot of the basic day-to-day. Kudos and thanks to the volunteers who created and support this software.

Cons

It has a number of usability issues. It has some downright bugs. The cost (free) is more than offset by the time and frustration figuring out, or working around, the issues. It's cheaper to buy a proper product (sorry team, you guys do a great job, but it actually ends up costing).

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Luis M.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Does what MS Office does, free

Reviewed 4 years ago

It does the job and it's free, what more can you say?

Pros

Apache OpenOffice is a replacement for Microsoft Office that is free. It has a suite of apps replacing Word, Excel, and more. It has the majority of features as well.

Cons

The equivalent to Word, Writer, can't save in .docx format, only .doc. Not a terrible problem but annoying.

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ROQUE G.

Retail, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Complete free office suite

Reviewed 4 years ago

Huge savings not having to pay for an entire software suite for each computer.

Pros

This software is as useful and complete as all other leading paid office suite softwares available.

Cons

Slight compatibility problems sometimes with third party interactive links. For example a program exporting information to excel will not recognize the Open Office version of it.

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