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#*Apache OpenOffice http://www.openoffice.org/
 
#*Apache OpenOffice http://www.openoffice.org/
 
#**now (again) available for Mac OSX
 
#**now (again) available for Mac OSX
#sold commercially
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#(no longer) sold commercially
 
#*IBM Smartsuite
 
#*IBM Smartsuite
   
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=== Documentation ===
 
=== Documentation ===
 
*comprhensive editing help is available via the HELP menu within openoffice variants
 
*comprhensive editing help is available via the HELP menu within openoffice variants
*LibreOffice additionally provide a conventional user guides that may be downloaded in dotODT or dotPDF format
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*LibreOffice additionally provide conventional user guides that may be downloaded in dotODT or dotPDF format
   
 
http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/documentation/
 
http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/documentation/
   
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Spreadsheet users having an extensive bank of, or needing to routinely interchange, Excel spreadsheets should be aware of the syntax and paradigm differences explained in:
=== LibreOffice ===
 
A major upgrade to version 4 was released in February 2013.
 
*significant change in menu structures
 
*conversion guide available from above documentation repository
 
   
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https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/UserGuide/Migration_Guide/Calc_and_Excel
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Some operations behave differently in other modules, without affecting the display of documents or presentations. See
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https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/OOoAuthors_User_Manual/Migration_Guide/General_Differences
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=== LibreOffice ===
 
A major upgrade to version 5 was released in late 2015.
   
 
=== Configuration ===
 
=== Configuration ===
   
Many settings can be set/changed vie Tools -> Options
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Many settings can be set/changed via:
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-> Tools -> Options
   
 
If many documents will be interchanged with people who don't use OpenOffice then default format for saving can be set via
 
If many documents will be interchanged with people who don't use OpenOffice then default format for saving can be set via
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*then select the document format for text, spreadsheet etc docs
 
*then select the document format for text, spreadsheet etc docs
   
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[[Category:Technical Info]]
 
[[Category:Technical Info]]
 
[[Category:Recommendations]]
 
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Latest revision as of 08:23, 15 April 2016

For General Users

Several freely downloadable or commercially available derivatives of OpenOffice are now available:

  1. freely downloadable
  2. (no longer) sold commercially
    • IBM Smartsuite

All use the same document format and can import/export a range of documents as well

  • PDF
  • DOC & dotDOCX documents
  • XLS
  • PPT.


Documentation

  • comprhensive editing help is available via the HELP menu within openoffice variants
  • LibreOffice additionally provide conventional user guides that may be downloaded in dotODT or dotPDF format

http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/documentation/

Spreadsheet users having an extensive bank of, or needing to routinely interchange, Excel spreadsheets should be aware of the syntax and paradigm differences explained in:

https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/UserGuide/Migration_Guide/Calc_and_Excel

Some operations behave differently in other modules, without affecting the display of documents or presentations. See

https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/OOoAuthors_User_Manual/Migration_Guide/General_Differences

LibreOffice

A major upgrade to version 5 was released in late 2015.

Configuration

Many settings can be set/changed via:

-> Tools -> Options

If many documents will be interchanged with people who don't use OpenOffice then default format for saving can be set via

-> Load/Save -> General
  • then select the document format for text, spreadsheet etc docs