OpenOffice : Java Glossary


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Similar to MS Office suite, a word processing with databases and more. The current version is 4.1.1 Last revised/verified: 2014-08-22. It is open source and uses open data formats. Its free. Beware of fraudsters selling it. StarOffice is the commercial version. StarOffice and OpenOffice borrow code from each other. The version at is maintained by Sun. I found the competitor the free LibreOffice clearly superior.

It does not work identically to Microsoft, but it is more stable.

OpenOffice saves in either Microsoft or Open format. Open format is more compact because it is automatically compressed. An Open Office document is like a set of XML (extensible Markup Language) documents collected together and PKZipped. Documents take up only about 1/3 as much disk space as the corresponding MS Word document.



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