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09 October 2021

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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.
Nontroppo
Nontroppo
Oct 30 2015
4.1.2
2.0
Oct 30 2015
2.0
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.
Mcr
Mcr
Oct 30 2015
4.1.2
0.0
Oct 30 2015
0.0
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.
fostersjack47
fostersjack47
Sep 16 2015
4.1.1
3.5
Sep 16 2015
3.5
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....
Arthur-Battram
Arthur-Battram
Aug 9 2015
4.1.1
3.0
Aug 9 2015
3.0
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?
mickeymike
mickeymike
Jul 27 2015
4.1.1
3.5
Jul 27 2015
3.5
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.
jipeca
jipeca
Jul 2 2015
4.1.1
4.0
Jul 2 2015
4.0
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.
Lawrence-in-Victoria-BC
Lawrence-in-Victoria-BC
Apr 25 2015
4.1.1
4.5
Apr 25 2015
4.5
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.
Brooklyn-Al
Brooklyn-Al
Jun 5 2014
4.1.0
0.0
Jun 5 2014
0.0
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?
Johny2016
Johny2016
May 22 2014
4.1.0
3.5
May 22 2014
3.5
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.
Kihoalu
Kihoalu
Apr 29 2014
4.1.0
0.0
Apr 29 2014
0.0
Version: 4.1.0
Claim to be heart bleed safe.
Sleek
Sleek
Apr 29 2014
4.1.0
3.5
Apr 29 2014
3.5
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.
KyoT8148
KyoT8148
Mar 28 2014
4.0.1
0.0
Mar 28 2014
0.0
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?
dachkater
dachkater
Nov 6 2013
4.0.1
0.0
Nov 6 2013
0.0
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.
Beamy
Beamy
Oct 3 2013
4.0.0
0.0
Oct 3 2013
0.0
Version: 4.0.0
OpenOffice 4.0.1 can be downloaded from their website : www.openoffice.org/download :)
anonymous-gecko-5416
anonymous-gecko-5416
Jul 28 2013
4.0.0
4.0
Jul 28 2013
4.0
Version: 4.0.0
Stable, fast, and functional...
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
Jul 24 2013
4.0.0
0.0
Jul 24 2013
0.0
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.
Macguruguy
Macguruguy
Jul 24 2013
4.0.0
0.0
Jul 24 2013
0.0
Version: 4.0.0
Application icon doesn't appear in OS X 10.5 Leopard
Iliketrash
Iliketrash
Jul 23 2013
4.0.0
0.0
Jul 23 2013
0.0
Version: 4.0.0
I just downloaded 4.0.0 and the disk image would not open. So, um, nice going, OO.
Monkeyjunkey
Monkeyjunkey
Jul 23 2013
4.0.0
0.0
Jul 23 2013
0.0
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?
neartheredrocks
neartheredrocks
Dec 23 2012
3.4.1
0.0
Dec 23 2012
0.0
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.
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Oct 22 2012
3.4.1
0.0
Oct 22 2012
0.0
Version: 3.4.1
OpenOffice Graduates from the Apache Incubator: http://blogs.apache.org/OOo/entry/openoffice_graduates_from_the_apache
phillipbj
phillipbj
Sep 15 2012
3.4.1
0.0
Sep 15 2012
0.0
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?
Oysterhaven
Oysterhaven
Sep 9 2012
3.4.1
1.5
Sep 9 2012
1.5
Version: 3.4.1
Version 3.4.1 does not work with OS X 10.4.
Znort
Znort
Sep 2 2012
3.4.1
4.0
Sep 2 2012
4.0
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!
Melis
Melis
Sep 2 2012
3.4.0
5.0
Sep 2 2012
5.0
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!
Macguruguy
Macguruguy
Sep 2 2012
3.4.0
0.0
Sep 2 2012
0.0
Version: 3.4.0
shouldn't this say 3.4.1?
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 11 2012
3.4.0
1.0
May 11 2012
1.0
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.
Fulmar2
Fulmar2
Apr 29 2012
3.4.0
5.0
Apr 29 2012
5.0
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.
myschizobuddy-1
myschizobuddy-1
Jan 27 2012
3.4.0
0.0
Jan 27 2012
0.0
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
cja
cja
Dec 30 2011
3.4.0
4.0
Dec 30 2011
4.0
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.
Vinkri
Vinkri
Dec 16 2011
3.4.0
3.0
Dec 16 2011
3.0
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...