OpenOffice Eli you need a program like Office Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms Access, ..., and do not want to bear the financial costs for expensive office applications from the company Microsoft, then the best alternative for you is a cross-platform office suite OpenOffice .

OpenOffice - is a free office suite.With its own history since 2000, OpenOffice is popular thanks to advanced functionality, cross-platform, rich features, good compatibility of components and free license.

OpenOffice you successfully replace any other office suite and an open license frees the user from all royalties related to the use of the package, in the present and the future.

composition OpenOffice

OpenOffice consists of six components of the programs:

  1. text editor and editor of web-pages Writer ;
  2. spreadsheet Calc ;
  3. tool for generating and presentations Impress ;
  4. Vector Editor Draw ;
  5. database management system Base ;
  6. editor for creating and editing formulas Math .

details on each component described in their specific pages

.All components are integrated into a common core, and thus have good compatibility with each other.The functionality of all components provides all the necessary tools and allows you to solve the basic problems of the user.To store the results of the used file format ODF (ISO / IEC 26300: 2006), based on XML and received the status of an international standard.

main features OpenOffice

OpenOffice has some interesting features, partially or completely absent in other office suites:

Cross-platform.Currently, can be used on all popular platforms: Linux (32- and 64-bit systems), Windows (2000 or later), MacOS, FreeBSD and Solaris.

tools that facilitate the creation, editing and management of documents:

  • Gallery to insert images;
  • Navigator to move through the document and search;
  • Stylist to create, edit, and manage document formatting styles;
  • Data sources for importing data from databases or spreadsheets.

Supported file formats MS Office.You can easily open and save documents in the formats MS Office 97-2003.Also supports import files in Office OpenXML (MS Office 2007).

Export as PDF.Exports in this format is supported by all components (except Base).If you have a special extension can also import PDF in OpenOffice Draw.

support provides the opportunity to develop independent third-party extensions, providing end-user functionality.Extensions can be easily installed and removed.Community supported repository of extensions OpenOffice.


OpenOffice is released under a free license LGPL.

Where to download

download office suite, you can by clicking on this link.