There are all kinds of office suites at present. There is no denying that OpenOffice is a free-to-use and cross-platform suite of office software that can be executed on operating systems such as Windows, Linux, MacOS X (X11), and Solaris. It is compatible with various major office software suites.
l What is OpenOffice?
OpenOffice is an open-source office package software that originated from Sun Microsystems' acquisition of StarOffice from StarDivision in 1999. OpenOffice includes a word processor (Writer), spreadsheets (Calc), demo program (Impress), drawing software (Draw), a mathematical formula editor (Math), and a relational database management system (Base).
l What is OpenOffice Writer?
OpenOffice Writer is the word processor portion of the OpenOffice package. Writer is a word processor, similar to Word in WPS Office.
OpenOffice Writer, like all OpenOffice suites, can be used on many operating systems, including Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris.
l The abilities of OpenOffice Writer:
OpenOffice Writer can open and save documents in a lot of formats, including the OASIS Open Document Format 1.1, Microsoft Word's DOC, RTF and XHTML.
In addition, OpenOffice Writer some abilities that are not in Word, including the ability to export to the PDF format natively.
There are some other abilities in OpenOffice Writer including:
ü In OpenOffice Writer, it can automatically check for errors in the file.
ü If a word has not to be entered completely, OpenOfficeWriter will automaticallycomplete this word.
ü OpenOffice Writer has the features of Styles and Formatting, Text Frames and Linking, Tables of ContentsIndexing, Bibliographical References, Illustrations and Tables.
l What are the advantages of OpenOffice?
ü The biggest advantage of OpenOffice is that it is easy to use, such as style and other once learn to use everywhere tools. OpenOffice maintains a computer-like look — once you change your desktop, OpenOffice changes accordingly.
ü The same tools are used the same between components - for example, the drawing tools used in Writer can also be used in Impress and Draw.
ü You don't have to know which application is used to create which special file. You just need to click the File button, which can open any OpenOffice files and the correct application will run.
ü All packages share a spell checker, if you change the options in one component package, you will change it in other component packages at the same time.
ü All components can easily transfer data between components.
ü All component files can be stored in OpenDocument format (the new office document international standard), this XML-based format compared to similar product formats, disk storage is more reasonable, any software compatible with the OpenDocument standard can access the data. (Note: Google's online office software uses the OpenDocument format.)
ü Using the installer, all components can be installed at one time.
ü All released versions are based on the same open license – no hidden fees.
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