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OpenOffice (Free Office Word, Excel, Presentation) Review for Windows 7

OpenOffice is a freeware open source office productivity suite which works with multiple operating systems. It is a fully featured office suite which comes as an easy replacement for Microsoft Office. Its various applications include Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Database and Formula. It has a simple yet powerful interface which is quite user friendly and easy to use. If you have used Microsoft office, then you will find it very much easy as it is quite similar to that.

What is new in this Version?

  • Various bug fixes have been made.
  • Performance improvements have been done.
  • Added and updated translations.

1. Text Document

Text Document is a Writer or a Word Processor of this office suite. You can create documents like letters, resumes etc. as well as merge the long and complex documents in it. You can not only write text but include graphics, tables and charts etc. This powerful word procesor has an “AutoCorrect” dictionary for spell check and “AutoComplete” to make typing easy. With this program, user can design and structure your documents using its style and formatting options as well as create indexes and tables in text document. Then one can do desktop publishing, calculations, create drawings, insert graphics with different formats and much more using Apache OpenOffice.org Writer. It is compatible with OpenDocument as well as MS-Word.doc file format.

2. Spreadsheet

Apache OpenOffice.org Calc is a spreadsheet program which you can use to calculate, analyze, and manage your data like in excel sheets. You can arrange your data and can quickly perform mathematical calculations, it provides you with functions as well as natural language formulas which can be created using words. It is compatible with OpenDocument as well as MS-Excel.xls file format.

3. Presentation

Apache OpenOffice.org Impress is like power point application which lets you create smart presentations. Using this software, you can create professional slide shows that can include charts, drawing objects, text and a variety of other items. Special effects and stunning animations will help you create powerful and effective multimedia presentations. You can create slides using multiple feature options and then run them either automatically or manually. It is compatible with OpenDocument and MS-Powerpoint.ppt file format.

4. Drawing

Apache OpenOffice.org Draw is a drawing application that lets you draw and make sketches right from the scratch. You can create from simplest to complex drawings using this program. You can insert charts, tables, formulas and much more.

5. Database

Database component of OpenOffice allows you can create and manage databases.

6. Formula

OpenOffice.org Math function is used to type a formula directly or create it with the help of its operators, functions and formatting assistants which are listed in the selection window.

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