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For General Users

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

  1. freely downloadable
  2. 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.


  • 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


A major upgrade to version 4 was released in February 2013.

  • significant change in menu structures
  • conversion guide available from above documentation repository


Many settings can be set/changed vie 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

Rod12:29, 11 March 2013 (EST)