Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 5th Aug 2008 20:22 UTC, submitted by rlem6983
Features, Office 2.4.0 is a free, open source alternative to Microsoft's Office application suite. It is fantastic if you need basic office applications such as a word processor or spreadsheet at no cost. However, large organisations and power users may be disappointed by its lack of features and support. Read the full review here.
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I would write quotes and documents for customers and suppliers, who usually don't accept PDF, in the .doc or .rtf file formats,

You send quotes in a writeable document format to your clients!!! Uh. Also who in their right minds don't have a PDF viewer installed - it's like the de facto standard document format. PDF is praised for it's ability to look consistent on any platform or OS version.

Plus, just because the text or layout might be off a little when you save a document as Word format from OpenOffice is not a bad thing. MS Office can't even save as a OpenOffice format at all, or even read it for that matter!

10 points to OpenOffice for even trying to support other proprietary formats!

I have used OpenOffice for years in our company. I open advanced Excel spreadsheets with macros and Word documents without problems. OpenOffice fulfils all my needs. Plus support on the web is great! If I don't know how to do something, a quick Google search always resolves the problem.

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