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Any Free Alternatives To Microsoft Office?


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#1 Lloyd T

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 01:04 PM

I want an office suite that is free, can read, edit and write Microsoft Office files (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and does not use Java (like LimeWire).

Thanks!

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 01:57 PM

http://www.openoffice.org/

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 05:09 PM

I want an office suite that is free, can read, edit and write Microsoft Office files (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and does not use Java (like LimeWire).

Thanks!


Sun's Star Office 8.0 is now available for free with the Google Pack. Star Office is / was the paid for version of Open Office which contains a lot more features...

http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/08/g...staroffice.html
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 06:04 AM

I'm second for http://www.openoffice.org/. It's the best free alternative

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 09:42 AM

I will "third" the recommendation for OpenOffice.org. It has all the functionality you could ask for, and is (with a very few formatting and macro problems) completely compatible with Microsoft Office files, at least those before Office 2007 (and this should be corrected with the Fall release of Version 3.) I have been using OO.o for several years without any major problems.
With the exception of a lack of pre-installed templates, I don't think most Office users would notice the difference.
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 10:23 PM

With the exception of a lack of pre-installed templates
Regards,
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Another vote for OpenOffice here, and although OO does not come
with templates there are a ton of them. I just installed a template
pack that has like 120 templates.
http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/...TemplatePack_II

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 01:01 PM

I also recommend OpenOffice. "Go Open Office" http://go-oo.org / offers an improved version. [nicer interface, faster loading, etc] http://go-oo.org/

However, if you seek something lighter and faster, try SoftMaker Office. It's FREE. http://www.softmakeroffice.com/

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:27 PM

Here's a link to a number of alternatives.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/11/25/f...r-replacements/

For another alternative to Outlook I would suggest EssentialPim located at http://www.essentialpim.com/
It's just as good as Outlook but it's free. There is also a paid version ($39.95). Check out their website to see the difference between the free and paid versions.

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