Through OpenOffice project, a free office suite has been developed and the team continues to come up with improvements to make office work less tiring and more efficient than ever before.
The efficiency of software used at the workplace can affect productivity of employees which is the reason why Open Office has continued to develop software that can be used freely by anyone through their Project.
What is Open Office?
OpenOffice 4 is a free complete office suite for Windows 7-10 that includes an Open Office Writer (word document), a spreadsheet (Calc), a drawing application referred to as Draw, a formula editor (Math) and database management software called Base.
This software is compatible with Microsoft Office so opening documents from MS Suite is not a problem. However, Open Office comes with some superior features.
1. Open Office Templates
Creating standard document like agendas, minutes, faxes and letters is made so much easier with the Writer Wizards. You can download ready made templates from their repository or create your own.
2. Use of more languages
Open Office Writer can handle different languages and still apply the AutoCorrect dictionary to check spellings and identify mistakes.
3. AutoComplete and other superior features
Typing is made so much easier because Writer gives suggestions to common phrases and word increasing your typing speed significantly. Other nice features include multi-page display, text frames & linking among others.
4. The Data Pilot
With the Open Office Calc, you get the Data Pilot which is a technologically advanced feature that allows you to draw raw data from large databases and analyze it to come up with meaningful information.
5. Natural language Formulas
With Calc, you can use natural words formulas like “sales-costs” which makes your work easier.
6. Scenario manager
The scenario manager allows conditional analysis (“what if…”) with just a click. This enables you to do more complex analysis using the spreadsheet. Other nice features include the ability to work out optimization problems, intelligent sum buttons, wizard guides to advanced spreadsheet features and multiple user support.
All the other components of the suite (Math, Draw & Base) come with superior features that you may also want to check out.
The program supports ODF as its primary document while the DOC is the most commonly used format. Though it can open the DOC files, they are not the primary medium here.
OpenOffice 4 for Windows 7-10 comes with many superior features that will make your work easier and more efficient. Over 130 million people have already downloaded the suite around the world!
The fact that it’s free makes Open Office a facility that you should actually try out.
Apache OpenOffice (official website)