Techie Tip of the Week: OpenOffice.org

Did you know that there is a free, open source, fully featured alternative to the Microsoft Office suite of applications?

OpenOffice.org is a cross-platform, completely compatible suite of applications that allow you to create and open documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, and database files, as well as vector-based graphic files. As they say on the website, it’s great software, easy to use, and FREE!

WriterImpressCalc, and Base look, feel, and work the same way that their Office 2003 equivalents did. And they can open, edit, and save all Office file formats, including the new 2007/2010 versions. You can save your documents in any office format, including PDF!

To download and install, visit the OpenOffice.org website.

OpenOffice.org Equivalent Microsoft Office Equivalent
Writer Word
Calc Excel
Impress PowerPoint
Base Access

Watch a Tech Briefing video introducing and demonstrating OpenOffice.org.

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