Open office (OO)3.1 is available for download(since May 2009) with great improvements and many new rich features. I agree Microsoft is leader as far as office products is concern but what point I am willing to discuss here, what normal users requires and what features most of the peoples are using. All features provide us to open office with great user friendly way, I am not geek office user but what I need I got from open office.
Peoples ask to me, Is Open Office is compatible with Ms office 2007 ,then I ask to those people Is Ms Office 2007 compatible with Open Office .You can easily open Ms office 2007 file (docx,pptx) on Open Office and can edit and save it on 2003 doc formate but Ms office 2007 not provides this functionality in inverse.
I gather few of users experiences from Internet and feature of Open Office what it provides free of cost which I `would like to share with you .
- Free Of Cost
- Easy to Use
- Compatible with all office suit including Ms Office 2003/2007 (Ms Office is not compatible)
- Power full extensions/plug-ins
- Almost provides all features of Ms office in a user friendly way
- Periodically updates and new releases
Below are some user experiences
Use free office suit OO ,it provides all functionality which we required (Ubuntu built in installs OO as Office productivity tool)and make piracy free Pakistan