OpenOffice needs no introduction. This free open source alternative to Microsoft’s Office suite is used by thousands around the world and it provides all the features that you might want from an Office program.
While Windows 8, Windows 10 users might tend to use Microsoft’s own utilities, OpenOffice is free alternative that give them basically the same features. If you have used OpenOffice in the past and you have recently migrated to Windows 10, Windows 8, you will be happy yo know that it works just as before and that all of its features are at 100%.
Also, the web store for adding new functions to OpenOffice is running smooth on Windows 10, Windows 8.
OpenOffice works on Windows 10, Windows 8
- What is Open Office – OpenOffice is a free, open source Microsoft Office alternative, and in this article we’ll cover all the basic features of OpenOffice.
- Open Office Windows 10 compatibility – Many users are wondering whether OpenOffice is compatible with Windows 10. We’re happy to inform you that OpenOffice is fully compatible with Windows 10, 8, and 7.
For past users of OpenOffice, there’s no need to explain anything about this software suite, as you already have all the information you need from the title ahead. However, for users who are looking for an alternative for Microsoft’s Office suite, they should know exactly what OpenOffice is and how can it be of benefit for them.
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First of all, know that OpenOffice for Windows 8, Windows 10 is not an app, but a desktop program. It is very similar to Microsoft Office, with the difference that it is an open source product, therefore it’s available free of charge. This software suite has been used by Linux and Mac users for a very long time.
OpenOffice 3 for Windows 10, Windows 8 provides all the features that one might need for his daily office work. OpenOffice has all the tools that you need, and there’s alternative for every Microsoft Office application. OpenOffice comes with its own word processor called Writer. This is a solid Word replacement, and it offers almost all features that Microsoft Word has.
If you want to work on your spreadsheets, there’s a solid Excel alternative available called Calc. The application has all the necessary features, so you should be able to create spreadsheets with ease.
If you want to create a presentation, there’s a Power Point alternative available called Impress. This is a decent application, but you might find that certain features from Power Point are missing.
If you work with databases, you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s an Access alternative available called Base. It’s also worth mentioning that OpenOffice has its own formula editor called Math and drawing application named Draw.
Even though OpenOffice offers alternatives for many Microsoft Office applications, we have to mention that OpenOffice is lacking certain apps. Unlike Microsoft Office, OpenOffice doesn’t have Outlook or Publisher alternatives, so if you’re frequently using Outlook or Publisher, you won’t find their replacement in OpenOffice.
All of these can be found once you’ve opened OpenOffice for Windows 10, Windows 8, and it will great you with a window, asking what product you want to use. Also, what makes OpenOffice so great it the online database of add-ons. Similar to Mozilla’s Extension website, here you can find a great deal of tools.
Anything from various templates for almost any task to compatibility tools, spelling dictionaries and other functions can be freely downloaded and added to OpenOffice 3. This makes it much more useful and by selecting the right add-ons, you can create a customized version of OpenOffice with all the features that you want.
I love using OpenOffice, and thanks to the fact that it is fully compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, I can now have the MS Office alternative that I used to enjoy on previous versions of Windows.
Keep in mind that OpenOffice uses its own open standards and formats such as OpenDocument Format (ODF). Of course, Open Office fully supports all file types that Microsoft Office uses, so you can easily open any Microsoft Office file in OpenOffice without using any additional plugins.
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Support for annotating and commenting on selected text ranges.
New commenting and annotation feature makes it possible for users to now select blocks of text for commenting on.
Writer users also gain in-place editing capabilities in text fields, while Impress and Draw now supports interactive cropping of transformed graphics
Stability improvements should also make the Import Picture from File and Drag & Drop Graphic Data features more robust.
Support for the IAccessible2 interface
Better performance when loading and importing large 3D charts, with the program better capable of keeping original graphic data intact instead of modifying it
Six new languages — including Bulgarian, Danish, Hindi and Thai
Apache OpenOffice Beta 4.10 – released on March 10, 2014 with an approximate size of 137 megabytes.
Overall, OpenOffice is a great tool and alternative to Microsoft Office. Keep in mind that that OpenOffice doesn’t offer replacement for Outlook or Publisher, but if you don’t use those apps you’ll find OpenOffice more than suitable for your needs.
It’s also worth mentioning that OpenOffice doesn’t have the same streamlined interface as Microsoft Office, and many Microsoft Office users might see that as a flaw. However, it won’t take you long to fully adjust to OpenOffice’s user interface.
Another problem that some users might have is the lack of certain features in OpenOffice. OpenOffice is a solid alternative, but you might find that certain features from Microsoft Office are missing. However, you should be able to overcome this limitation by using add-ons.
What else can we say about OpenOffice? OpenOffice is a solid alternative to Microsoft Office, it’s available for all desktop platforms and it’s completely free. If you can’t afford the latest version of Microsoft Office, be sure to consider trying OpenOffice.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2013 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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