OpenOffice: The Free and Open-Source Office Software Suite–: www.openoffice.org or simply open office is like is like “Microsoft Office” but difference betwwen www.openoffice.org and Ms-Office is the cost because Openoffice.org is a open source software so it is available free of cost to everyone. it would be more beneficial for those who can afford the cost of Microsoft office. open office support almost all type of operating systems MS- Windows, Solaries, Linux, etc. those who used open office their experience shows that it can be complete replacement of MS-Office.
Openoffice is a open source software software and licenced under “GNU Laser General Public Licence” . openoffice.org was acquired by Sun Microsystem (USA) in year 1999.it name is openoffice.org not openoffice because openoffice is already registered trademark of any company.
Lets know what is inside of openoffice.org
openoffice contain a unit known as Writer which is same like MS-Word preprocessor in Writer you can read pdf file without installation of any software. another unit of open office is Calc which work like MS-Excel , Impress is presentational software like MS-Power Point. Base is database program like MS-Access. Draw is a vector graphics editor for openoffice which work like MS-Publisher and Math unit work like Microsoft equation editor.
Features of Apache Openoffice-:
Why use Apache OpenOffice?
Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languagesand works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.
Apache OpenOffice Easy to use
Apache OpenOffice is easy to learn, and if you’re already using another office software package, you’ll take to OpenOffice straight away. Our world-wide native-language community means that OpenOffice is probably available and supported in your own language. And if you already have files from another office package – OpenOffice will probably read them with no difficulty.
Apache OpenOffice is free
Best of all, Apache OpenOffice can be downloaded and used entirely free of any license fees. Like all Apache Software Foundation software, Apache OpenOffice is free to use. Apache OpenOffice is released under the Apache 2.0 License. This means you may use it for any purpose – domestic, commercial, educational, public administration. You may install it on as many computers as you like. You may make copies and give them away to family, friends, students, employees – anyone you like.
best part about open office is it have all the functionality like Microsoft office but only user interface is somewhat different if you have just switch over to open office from Microsoft office then it will take some time to adjust with open office.