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OpenOffice

Version 4.1.12

Free and open-source office suite.

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OpenOffice overview

OpenOffice is 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

Writer - Free Word Processor for Mac

OpenOffice is an open-sourced productivity suite. It offers many essential desktop tools such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and a drawing program. The app is free and is a great way to get access to similar features as Microsoft Office but without having to pay for it.

What’s new in version 4.1.12

Updated on May 06 2022

Improvements/Enhancements:
  • Zoom in Page Preview - negative values were treated as max factor
  • File selection box too small in Navigator
  • Several corrections in translations
  • Visual improvements in Sidebar
Bug Fixes:
  • Search for strings in date formats fails
  • Rendering for extrusion depth of custom shapes was wrong

Full release notes are available here

Information

License

Free

Size

176.8 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.openoffice.org

Downloads

304541

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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Stability

What needs improvements

Social media integration

OpenOffice qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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John-Sawyer-CJS
John-Sawyer-CJS
Apr 6 2022
4.1.11
0.0
Apr 6 2022
0.0
Version: 4.1.11
Here's a couple deal-breakers against using OpenOffice, at least its current version (4.1.11): • Though OpenOffice's Microsoft Word emulator can open .docx files, and you can edit them just fine, when it comes time to save your changes, you can't save the file in .docx format, since Microsoft has a copyright on the format--instead, OpenOffice can save files as .doc, but that format doesn't save some of the newer Microsoft Word formatting options you can choose for .docx files, but also even some simple formatting options, like the font, font size, etc. get changed when OpenOffice saves a .docx file as .doc--for instance, Palatino gets changed to Times New Roman, 10 point; Helvetica remains Helvetica, but it gets changed to 10 point; and who knows what else. This problem is at least partly a flaw specific to OpenOffice, because if you open the same .docx file in Microsoft Word, and save it as .doc format, the new file won't have any of these undesired font changes. And, even worse, if you save the document in OpenOffice's format (.odt), Word can't open the file. • If you try to launch even the latest version (4.1.11) of Apache OpenOffice under macOS Big Sur (11), and maybe even Catalina (10.15), macOS will display an alert saying "OpenOffice.app cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified". You can still open it by going into macOS's Security & Privacy prefpane immediately after trying to launch it, where there will be a button labeled "Open anyway", but this bogus--why isn't this developer verified with Apple yet? The download page for Apache OpenOffice (https://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html) has a button labeled "Important hints for OS X", but when you click on it, the only thing it says about an OS X version is "Coming soon". This has been its status since at least Oct 5 2021 when Apache OpenOffice 4.1.11 was released, half a year ago.
Saneman1
Saneman1
Jun 14 2021
4.1.10
3.0
Jun 14 2021
3.0
Version: 4.1.10
Crashes everytime I click on "Check Update" under the "Help" dropdown. Went to the Community support site and the people there told me how their's work. It was super helpful...
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 11 2020
4.1.8
1.0
Nov 11 2020
1.0
Version: 4.1.8
There is a movement to close the OpenOffice project due to poor support and few updates from Oracle, the project's sponsor. Preferable is the LibreOffice project, which branched off OpenOffice many years ago and provides the most successful and progressive alternative.
Simon3
Simon3
Nov 11 2020
4.1.8
0.0
Nov 11 2020
0.0
Version: 4.1.8
LibreOffice user here; Any compelling reasons to use OpenOffice over LibreOffice in 2020? It seems to me that LibreOffice is very actively developed and way ahead of OpenOffice, including for security issues.
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Mar 20 2020
4.1.7
5.0
Mar 20 2020
5.0
Version: 4.1.7
Still better than Microsoft Office. Quark still loves it as do most apps that allow for docx imports,
Stuverod
Stuverod
Mar 14 2020
4.1.7
4.0
Mar 14 2020
4.0
Version: 4.1.7
Hei it is Great
Aapple
Aapple
Sep 23 2019
4.1.7
0.0
Sep 23 2019
0.0
Version: 4.1.7
Download link is broken in MacUpdate. (4.1.7)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Aug 2 2019
4.1.6
1.0
Aug 2 2019
1.0
Version: 4.1.6
DANGER! There is a severe security hole, CVE-2018-16858, in ALL versions of OpenOffice through version 4.1.6. Until Apache fix the problem, it is advised to AVOID using OpenOffice. Try one of the alternatives. LibreOffice has been patched in its latest versions, 6.0.7/6.1.3 and up. There is a workaround for the security hole for advanced users. It is posted in the article I've linked below. To quote: "As a workaround until OpenOffice releases a security fix, users can remove or rename the pythonscript.py file in the installation folder to disable the support for python." Severe RCE Flaw Disclosed in Popular LibreOffice and OpenOffice Software https://hacknews.co/vulnerabilities/20190205/severe-rce-flaw-disclosed-in-popular-libreoffice-and-openoffice-software.html
peterstriblmaccom8927
peterstriblmaccom8927
Nov 27 2018
4.1.6
0.5
Nov 27 2018
0.5
Version: 4.1.6
Umständlicher und Benutzer-unfreundlicher geht es wohl kaum mit dem Download-Procedere.
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Feb 24 2018
4.1.5
5.0
Feb 24 2018
5.0
Version: 4.1.5
Better than MS Office! Saves docx files better than Word. Does not create hundreds of styke sheets in the background like Word does! Imports into QuarkXpress are much cleaner with far less loss of formatting. Does allow you to chose youer own default fonts without demanding that you use Calibri or whatever Microsoft demands of you!
droscar
droscar
Jan 12 2018
4.1.4
0.0
Jan 12 2018
0.0
Version: 4.1.4
Here is the official link for 4.1.5 from the developer's site:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.5/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.5_MacOS_x86-64_install_en-US.dmg/download
hmfwic47
hmfwic47
Dec 28 2017
4.1.4
0.0
Dec 28 2017
0.0
Version: 4.1.4
Here is the URL for version 4.1.5
bradley-dichter
bradley-dichter
Dec 27 2017
4.1.4
4.0
Dec 27 2017
4.0
Version: 4.1.4
It's funny that MacUpdate shows now a release of version 4.1.4 when a couple of days ago, I downloaded 4..1.5 via filehorse: http://dl.filehorse.com/mac/office-and-business-tools/openoffice/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.5_MacOS_x86-64_install_en-US.dmg?st=mGuzeMDjKG-HeoGtlzJ50w&e=1514077315&fn=Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.5_MacOS_x86-64_install_en-US.dmg
didifri
didifri
Oct 19 2017
4.1.3
5.0
Oct 19 2017
5.0
Version: 4.1.3
OpenOffice 4.1.4 is here!
Uncoy
Uncoy
Dec 12 2016
4.1.3
5.0
Dec 12 2016
5.0
Version: 4.1.3
OpenOffice is fast and free. It's served my company well. I love that in the current version one can turn off Java. While OpenOffice is not developing as quickly as LIbreOffice, its performance is usually faster and more reliable. Software does not need to constantly change to be useful. Often the contrary. Stability and reliability are fantastic attributes for software.
mj-brinovec
mj-brinovec
Oct 24 2016
4.1.3
2.5
Oct 24 2016
2.5
Version: 4.1.3
not happy with trying to adapt openoffice with my mac. wanted to use it because i have a new macbook air and i hate their updated version of their word program, Pages. Well. i am struggling with downloading any templates for openoffice it keeps sending me to Safari's browser which doesn't support a lot of things now. so i can't tell where the templates are. trying to do it with firefox and having similar problems. looking for a video now. Not sure how to rate this because of all the struggles I am having.
Mcr
Mcr
Sep 20 2016
4.1.2
0.0
Sep 20 2016
0.0
Version: 4.1.2
If you are thinking about using AOO, read this article about the reasons AOO may/should be abandoned. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/09/openoffice-after-years-of-neglect-could-shut-down/
rosebud6642
rosebud6642
Sep 8 2016
4.1.2
0.5
Sep 8 2016
0.5
Version: 4.1.2
Why does Apple send me a small error message when I downloaded OpenOffice, saying it is NOT an APPROVED Apple application ! I simply want a FREE writing application, like I had with BEAN and used successfully, until I updated my OS X to El Capitan and now only shows a small wrting window ???
Calvin8931
Calvin8931
Aug 25 2016
4.1.2
4.5
Aug 25 2016
4.5
Version: 4.1.2
Very useful free text editing tool, but the problem is when I open the file with microsoft office word, the content is often in a mess.
Johny2016
Johny2016
Jun 16 2016
4.1.2
3.5
Jun 16 2016
3.5
Version: 4.1.2
It seems that AOO is dead. LO is new OpenOffice. What about selling this great software to other companies like Oracle? I like to see commercial ODF editor since LO is buggy, clumsy and primitive. I love ODF format. It is future proof and standard format. Many word processor can open this format. MS office, Google docs, OS X text edit, Bean, .Nisus .... But I don't think LO has privilege to dictate ODF. ODF is not owned by anybody. Oracle office, OpenOffice for mac, or Apple Office instead of silly iWork? It will be great.
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