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OpenOffice.org is both an Open Source product and a project. The product is a multi-platform office productivity suite. It includes the key desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. Sophisticated and flexible, OpenOffice.org also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office.
What's New
Version 4.0.1:
  • Maintenance release which fixes critical issues and improves the overall quality of the application. General areas of improvement include: additional native language translations, bug fixes, and performance improvements.
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Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.4 or later





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Beamy commented on 03 Oct 2013
OpenOffice 4.0.1 can be downloaded from their website :
www.openoffice.org/download

:)
[Version 4.0.0]


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3dmpro reviewed on 28 Jul 2013
Stable, fast, and functional...
[Version 4.0.0]


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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 24 Jul 2013
Well, Open Office appears to be free once more. Not that it was ever expensive, unless ten dollars would break your budget.

As for the side bar being "innovative," I think that claim is a bit much. MS Office had a side bar for years but in the latest versions folded it back into the tool bar, or ribbon as it's called now. I wouldn't call being ten years behind the curve innovative. It's a change, certainly, but it remains to be seen whether regular OO users consider it an improvement. I always liked the Office side bar - it was much easier to access formatting controls there than in the menus. But the ribbon in Office now works OK, too, once you get used to it.

One feature Open Office shares with the newest versions of Microsoft's software, including Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 is a bright white, flat interface that is rather hard on the eyes. I definitely don't like that aspect of the new OO.
[Version 4.0.0]

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Negritude replied on 01 Sep 2013
When has OpenOffice ever not been free?! You're thinking of NeoOffice, unless I missed something.
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 01 Sep 2013
@ Negritude: You're right - my bad. But my other comments remain true - not so innovative and lots of eyestrain.
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Iliketrash commented on 23 Jul 2013
I just downloaded 4.0.0 and the disk image would not open. So, um, nice going, OO.
[Version 4.0.0]

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Bmonno replied on 23 Jul 2013
no problems to open the german disk image!
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Dp-G4-450guy replied on 24 Jul 2013
You've got a corrupted d/l. OR you don't meet the minimum requirements.
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Monkeyjunkey commented on 23 Jul 2013
It would be much better for the FOSS community if OpenOffice and LibreOffice would join forces and continue development with more developers on a single product.

I think LO has the lead currently and I don't see why developers stick to Oo except if they are employed at Apache?
[Version 4.0.0]

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Marba replied on 24 Jul 2013
There are times when competition offers higher quality product.

I believe this is the case when ideas are crucial to making better products while resources are not hard cash outlay. Economy of scales may not apply here.
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Negritude commented on 22 Oct 2012
OpenOffice Graduates from the Apache Incubator:

http://blogs.apache.org/OOo/entry/openoffice_graduates_from_the_apache
[Version 3.4.1]


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Oysterhaven reviewed on 09 Sep 2012
Version 3.4.1 does not work with OS X 10.4.
[Version 3.4.1]

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Oysterhaven replied on 09 Sep 2012
My mistake, didn't see the Intel only.
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Znort reviewed on 02 Sep 2012
I really love OpenOffice and its' siblings. Absolutely being able to do my basic office jobs and file exchange without hardly any issue.

The ONLY downside for me is that OO and LO are not creating Word - files viewable in QuickLook.
Do you people experience the same?
Is there a solution to this?

Thanks in advance!
[Version 3.4.1]


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Melis reviewed on 02 Sep 2012
Best free office packet on earth!
Someone mentioned it is not compatible with MS Office but in my experience documents can be exchanged without any artifacts.

Top notch open source!
[Version 3.4.0]


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Macguruguy commented on 02 Sep 2012
shouldn't this say 3.4.1?
[Version 3.4.0]


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KyoT8148 had trouble on 28 Mar 2014
Downloading OpenOffice for Mac was successful. Installing OpenOffice for Mac was successful. However, My iMac (OS X Maverick) blocked App, unable to open. I tried same procedure on my old G4 Mac, and result was the same. Finally, my wife tried on her Mac Mini (Mt. Lion), and result was the same. Why?
[Version 4.0.1]


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dachkater had trouble on 06 Nov 2013
4.0.1 locks up for me everytime in the Preferences pane if I click on anything in the left nav panel. Java 6, Mavericks. Have to force kill it. Libre does not have this issue.
[Version 4.0.1]


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Macguruguy had trouble on 24 Jul 2013
Application icon doesn't appear in OS X 10.5 Leopard
[Version 4.0.0]


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Neartheredrocks had trouble on 23 Dec 2012
I just installen OpenOffice on a friend's Mac with OS X 10.8.2 - and cannot use it because it is "from an unidentified devleoper". How the heck can that be? Why is OpenOffice not getting the necessary certificates from Apple? Is the application not good enough or are the developers too arrogant?

Of course I know that I can disable Gatekeeper in OS X 18.8. But that is not the point here. The point is that the developers of this application should make it work without that - or give a warning to everybody who wants to download it that it will not work on a "normal" OS X 10.8.
[Version 3.4.1]


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Flyboy had trouble on 15 Sep 2012
I have downloaded this 4 times now and it will not open for me. I am getting this when trying to open the DMG:

Apache_OpenOffice_Incubating_3.4.1_MacOS_x86_Install_en_US.dmg
The following disk image couldn't be opened
Apache_OpenOffice is not recognized
Anyone else see this? Any ideas what might be the problem?
[Version 3.4.1]


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matthewmspace had trouble on 17 Oct 2010
This is the Arabic version: the english version is here: http://download.services.openoffice.org/files/extended/3.3.0rc1/OOo_3.3.0rc1_20101015_MacOS_x86_langpack_en-US.dmg
[Version 3.3.0]


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Borlox had trouble on 17 Oct 2010
Link above is to the Arabic-only version. If that's not what you want, go to the developer's site.
[Version 3.3.0]


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Anung had trouble on 24 Feb 2010
Keep crashing if open the preferences menu and browse the options.
on 10.6.2
[Version 3.2.0]

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Pedro-Fardilha replied on 31 Mar 2010
Not only that, but every so often it randomly crashes while using copy /paste from 2 cells.
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Myrdinn had trouble on 10 Aug 2009
After reading the comments, I'm kind of persuaded that I'm the only one with this problem.
And it's a huge one! I've downloaded the software (multiple times, different versions), and I can't open the .dmg file. This file give me the worst crash I've ever seen on Mac OS X. Can't mount the file. Final. I've tried many thing, and everytimes, result is the same : I've to reboot to regain control of my iMac. Weird, isn't it? I did even tried to rename the file, just to see. As soon as the file is selected : crash city! As bad as the first one trying to open the file! This is supposed to be a great piece of software, but I'm stuck with Micro$oft Office, maybe for the rest of my life.
[Version 3.1]

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HandyMac commented on 18 Aug 2009
Try NeoOffice (see the link above under OTHER PEOPLE SUGGEST). It's OpenOffice also, Macnified slightly differently; same file formats so completely compatible with standard OpenOffice. See feature comparison of NeoOffice, OpenOffice & MS Office here:
http://neowiki.neooffice.org/index.php/NeoOffice_3.0_Feature_Comparison
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Reddog99 had trouble on 10 Jun 2008
I tried looking at the FTP & HTTP downloads and there is NO version 2.4.1 available for OS X What's going on?
[Version 2.4.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 10 Jun 2008
Yes, there are 2.4.1 builds for OS X , just not for English currently:

http://download.openoffice.org/other.html#en-US

Lots of people in the world use MacUpdate, and lots of people in the world do not speak English as their native tongue, so this version 2.4.1 was posted to MacUpdate.
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Reddog99 replied on 11 Jun 2008
Would've saved a lot of bandwidth, and wasted user time just by specifying "English not available this version"....

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Insecure-Software rated on 31 Oct 2013

[Version 4.0.1]



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Junk-App rated on 02 Aug 2013

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Exegete77 rated on 24 Jul 2013

[Version 4.0.0]



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Quiiick rated on 24 Jul 2013

[Version 4.0.0]



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BillHicks rated on 11 Sep 2012

[Version 3.4.1]



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THEE:LEE rated on 10 Sep 2012

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Robert Dobkin rated on 03 Sep 2012

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Quiiick rated on 03 Sep 2012

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Kantorde rated on 02 Jun 2012

[Version 3.4.0]



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Fabio Milocco rated on 11 Nov 2011

[Version 3.4.0]


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