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22 April 2020

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DragonMaster
24 February 2018
Version: 4.1.5

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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!
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DragonMaster
20 March 2020
Version: 4.1.7
Still better than Microsoft Office. Quark still loves it as do most apps that allow for docx imports,
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Stuverod
14 March 2020
Version: 4.1.7
Hei it is Great
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Aapple
23 September 2019
Version: 4.1.7
Download link is broken in MacUpdate. (4.1.7)
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Derekcurrie
02 August 2019
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
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0.5
peterstriblmaccom8927
27 November 2018
Version: 4.1.6
Umständlicher und Benutzer-unfreundlicher geht es wohl kaum mit dem Download-Procedere.
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DragonMaster
24 February 2018
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!
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droscar
12 January 2018
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
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hmfwic47
28 December 2017
Version: 4.1.4
Here is the URL for version 4.1.5
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bradley-dichter
27 December 2017
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
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5
didifri
19 October 2017
Version: 4.1.3
OpenOffice 4.1.4 is here!
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5
Uncoy
12 December 2016
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.
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2.5
mj-brinovec
24 October 2016
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.
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Mcr
20 September 2016
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/
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0.5
rosebud6642
08 September 2016
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 ???
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4.5
Calvin8931
25 August 2016
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.
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Johny2016
16 June 2016
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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Nontroppo
30 October 2015
Version: 4.1.2
Having recently had to use OpenOffice I was quite shocked to see much worse it is than LibreOffice in terms of bugs, both in its MS Office compatibility and general UI features. Looking online this isn't too surprising: "OpenOffice had only eight commits by four authors vs LibreOffice's 4,434 commits by 106 authors in the last month." [ZDNet] — Apache's OpenOffice is all but dead, apart from minor commits (compare the release notes for OO and LO). And this absolutely shows in the experience.
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Mcr
30 October 2015
Version: 4.1.2
Portions of the suite still require Java. The database app relies exclusively on Java. Other apps, depends on the function. Make an informed decision if you choose to use OpenOffice. Java has fallen out of favor due to security issues, in fact on OS X, it is disabled now by default.

This is not an 'anti' Java or OpenOffice rant, just an FYI. I was evaluating this latest 4.1.2 release for a special project / group and ran up against this almost right away.
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3.5
fostersjack47
16 September 2015
Version: 4.1.1
I work with the soft quite a long period. i may say that it is rather simple and gives an opportunity to write and edit texts and tables. One of my favorite options - to share editing. I don't like the design also, but i got used to this app....
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Arthur-Battram
09 August 2015
Version: 4.1.1
OpenOffice, LibreOffice, both share the same fussy ugly interface with nasty little icons. But openOffice doesn't mess up converting pptx to ppt ,which is all I want. I use iWork '09. Curse Apple for smashing it up in later versions. Still on Snow leopard - why upgrade?
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3.5
mickeymike
27 July 2015
Version: 4.1.1
Normally I use MS Office, but somehow I've tried OpenOffice. I don't like the design, but I like the way everything works. I hope in future the developers will change the look of this office suite.
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jipeca
02 July 2015
Version: 4.1.1
With daily use on large documents the conclusion is obvious: NeoOffice is a little better suited to macOS X, ApacheOpenOffice is practically equivalent. Symphony (IBM fork) is also pretty good. The three are ^ractically as fast and reliable for everyday use. LibrOffice is much more unstable and much slower. It takes twice the time to launch it. Then it gets a little better, but it always remains slower. LibrOffice is the only one to have caused the loss of a document of +/- 480 pages, unable to recover it. And the SIFR icons are are simply ridiculous. Not really clear to interpret and with lack of unity in the drawing. So If you have a choice, Ooo and Symphony are free. NeoOffice is not but with a monitoring. Don't take it on the MacAppStore.
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4.5
Lawrence-in-Victoria-BC
25 April 2015
Version: 4.1.1
High (though not perfect) compatibility with Microsoft Office files from Windows or Mac. Some editions of Office for Windows have MS Access (database application) but Office for Mac doesn't. OpenOffice's Base provides database capabilities. Lots of free templates available online, including a report writer. Time's money, and if your productivity will be that much greater using MS Office, buy it or subscribe for Office 365 - but for most uses and users, OpenOffice will do everything you need.
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Brooklyn-Al
05 June 2014
Version: 4.1.0
OpenOffice does not allow a modified .docx document to be saved with that extension. Is that correct? I can change the extension after saving with .odt to .docx but I wish there was a way to do that from the dialog box. Any suggestions?
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3.5
Johny2016
22 May 2014
Version: 4.1.0
LO has bold font thickness issue. Neo is slow with hundreds pages document. Neo can't make some MS fonts bold. OO and LO have scroll issue. Neo is not. All of them are a little unstable with over hundreds pages document. Neo is not free. OO has sexy blue icon. I like it. I tried three and concluded OO is best for me on mac. Of course it's not perfect.
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Kihoalu
29 April 2014
Version: 4.1.0
Claim to be heart bleed safe.
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3.5
Sleek
29 April 2014
Version: 4.1.0
Seems the Current Version Listed here to download is for Mac OSX 10.7xx and above. * MacOSX 10.7 (Lion) or higher * Intel processor * 512 MB RAM * Up to 1.5 GB available hard disk space * 1024 x 768 graphic device with 256 colors (higher resolution recommended) Mac Update Requirement is listed as OS X 10.4 and above.
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KyoT8148
28 March 2014
Version: 4.0.1
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?
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dachkater
06 November 2013
Version: 4.0.1
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.
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Beamy
03 October 2013
Version: 4.0.0
OpenOffice 4.0.1 can be downloaded from their website : www.openoffice.org/download :)
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3dmpro
28 July 2013
Version: 4.0.0
Stable, fast, and functional...
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
24 July 2013
Version: 4.0.0
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.
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Macguruguy
24 July 2013
Version: 4.0.0
Application icon doesn't appear in OS X 10.5 Leopard
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Iliketrash
23 July 2013
Version: 4.0.0
I just downloaded 4.0.0 and the disk image would not open. So, um, nice going, OO.
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Monkeyjunkey
23 July 2013
Version: 4.0.0
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?
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neartheredrocks
23 December 2012
Version: 3.4.1
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.
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SickTeddyBear
22 October 2012
Version: 3.4.1
OpenOffice Graduates from the Apache Incubator: http://blogs.apache.org/OOo/entry/openoffice_graduates_from_the_apache
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phillipbj
15 September 2012
Version: 3.4.1
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?
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1.5
Oysterhaven
09 September 2012
Version: 3.4.1
Version 3.4.1 does not work with OS X 10.4.
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Znort
02 September 2012
Version: 3.4.1
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!
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Melis
02 September 2012
Version: 3.4.0
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!
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Macguruguy
02 September 2012
Version: 3.4.0
shouldn't this say 3.4.1?
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Derekcurrie
11 May 2012
Version: 3.4.0
Go get LibreOffice, the progressive spin-off project from OpenOffice. Oracle have allowed OpenOffice to fall behind. The majority of OpenOffice developers have moved over to LibreOffice as a consequence. Don't expect OpenOffice to catch up.
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Fulmar2
29 April 2012
Version: 3.4.0
Open Office is not a slam-dunk on compatibility with MS office, but for the price, it is a fantastic solution. Open Office sometimes changes the formatting when opening Excel documents, and the macro language is slightly different - which means that if you have macros written in Excel, they might not work when you open them with OO. Other than that, I like the compatibility with so many types of documents! If OO can't open it, I do not know what will! Also, it saved me from having to buy the latest version of MS office when I switched to Lion. OO is fully Lion compatibile, whereas my previous version of MS office is not.
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myschizobuddy-1
27 January 2012
Version: 3.4.0
Now that Apache has officially taken over OpenOffice from Oracle. IBM has also now donated it's Lotus Symphony to Apache as well. I wonder if LibreOffice will merge with them and have one cohesive effort towards open source office suite
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cja
30 December 2011
Version: 3.4.0
I always have this downloaded but none of my colleagues or staff use the ODP files anymore and we have all reverted to .DOC again. It's awesome for free and it compatible and I do like the way it looks, actually. But, it doesn't get launched very often anymore. If you don't need to use Word or Office Suite and you have not quite invested yet in converting to the cloud using Google Apps -- I have not -- then this is perfect.
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Vinkri
16 December 2011
Version: 3.4.0
Well, I am using Ooo sometimes, because it can open some csv files or tab files that will cause Numbers to freeze or to display a single column spreadsheet. Problem: Ooo is too heavy. Works fine, but slow and unfriendly...
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Big-Mac-XXL
01 August 2011
Version: 3.4.0
Sorry to say but OpenOffice is a dead horse. Oracle gave it to Apache and there it is rotting on an obscure "Incubator" page. If you want to use this software in the future you need to switch to the fork LibreOffice which is now at version 3.4.2. Thanks for the good time, OOo! Time to move on!
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martinb2
30 May 2011
Version: 3.4.0
You are doing a very good job since years and all that free of charge: 5 points! Someone has send me a document (created by MS Office but unable to open it again) and I could open it with OpenOffice - so I would give you 10 points if possible!
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Portbcv
21 May 2011
Version: 3.4.0
Best free option available in a productivity tool.
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