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Open Office Suite

This software is an open-source software suite that is very similar to Microsoft's Office suite. It includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database and other such programs with a very similar feel to Office.

 

OVERVIEW

This software is an open-source software suite that is very similar to Microsoft's Office suite. It includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database and other such programs with a very similar feel to Office.

OpenOffice Main Menu

FEATURES

The OpenOffice productivity suite is compromised of six different programs which allow you to do a variety of different tasks, each with its own advantages.

 

Writer

OpenOfficeWriter

This program allows you to produce word documents from short note pages for class to your own personal novel. With built in writing tools and formatting interfaces, this program functions much like Microsoft's Office Word program.

 

Calc

OpenOffice Calc

This program allows you to produce charts, tables, and complete other data manipulation tasks through a user-friendly graphic interface. Functioning much like Microsoft's Excel program, this program is a great, free solution for students looking to download a productivity suite.

 

Impress

OpenOffice Impress

This program allows you to produce professional looking presentations with ease. With tons of different templates built in and easy slide formatting tools, this software is user friendly and does not take much time at all to get a feel for how to use it.  Being similar to Mircrosoft's PowerPoint, it is a effective, free solution to creating presentations.

 

Draw

OpenOffice Draw

This program allows you to produce graphical and professional publication documents with an easy user interface. Much like Microsoft Publisher, this program functions fast and efficiently but for free.

 

HOW TO INSTALL

  1. Open your internet browser (ex: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome)
  2. Go here
  3. Click the top green bubble on the screen. This link will download the correct version of OpenOffice for your computer OS.
    OpenOfficeGreenDownloadBubble
  4. Open the downloaded file and follow on-screen instructions to complete installation for your specific machine.