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  1. #11
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    Nov 2002
    Maryland, USA


    Originally posted by Guest@May 25 2004, 02:54 AM
    more info on free office apps http://home.wi.rr.com/johnhood/freeware/01_office.html
    That site has moved here: http://www.jhoodsoft.org/OfficeSuites.html

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2011

    Default REf;Open source office

    Quote Originally Posted by locustfurnace View Post
    Since college students don't have extra money to pay for MS Office, I do not see them affording any court costs & fines for illegally using pirated copies of Office either, so they need something that is free.
    You don't have to rely on stealing MS products to accomplish your tasks, with alittle searching on the net you usually always can find a replacement app which is equal, and many times even better than what is advertised. Don't fall into the "its' got to be Microsoft Office" - to do a simple word document.
    • OpenOffice.org (Freeware)
      OpenOffice.org is both an Open Source product and a project. The product is a multi-platform office productivity suite. It includes the key desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. Sophisticated and flexible, OpenOffice.org also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office.
    • EasyOffice (Freeware)
      Complete Office Suite. Has many programs and features not found in Microsoft Office,.... create PDF documents and spreadsheets, powerful EasyCalculator, full ZIP program, EasyMail with artificial intelligence, many, many more... reads and produces files with Microsoft Office and other industry standards.
    • AbiWord (Freeware)
      word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for typing papers, letters, reports, memos, and so forth.
    • EasyOffice (Freeware)
      Competes directly with Microsoft Office.
    • 602PC SUITE (Freeware)
      Uses the MS Word .DOC format, 602Tab is an MS Excel compatible spreadsheet with over 150 functions, 602Album creates and manages virtual digital photo albums.
    • StarOffice (No-Cost Licensing for Education & Research)
      StarOffice 7 Office Suite are not only fully integrated, they are also compatible with Microsoft Office, so you can easily access, edit, and share documents. And because StarOffice is from Sun Microsystems, you can count on world-class service and free Web-based training. StarOffice software also gives you all the advantages of Sun's commitment to open standards. That means you'll not be locked into costly upgrades or computing platform and you'll get a full function productivity suite with no-cost licensing, backed by Sun service and support. Many educational institutions around the world are already enjoying the benefits of StarOffice.
    • KOffice suite (Freeware)
      KOffice is an integrated office suite for the KDE (K Desktop Environment) consisting of several applications like a word processor and a spread sheet. Based on the KParts component model KOffice offers a lot of interoperability between all its components. For example, you can embed every KOffice component into another component (for example a KSpread table into your KWord document.)

    But, if you feel that Free Products are not as good as paid-for apps, then here are a couple Retail Office apps which are much cheaper than MS Office
    • ThinkFree Office (Shareware) $49.95
      Is an affordable suite of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation graphics applications. Its powerful, yet easy-to-use applications can seamlessly open, edit, and save directly to the corresponding Microsoft® Office file formats like .doc, .xls, and .ppt. ThinkFree Write, Calc and Show allows users to effortlessly exchange files with friends and co-workers using Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Its unique, pure Java architecture enables it to run on Windows or Macintosh operating systems. ThinkFree Office features integrated, Internet-based file sharing and storage with end-to-end security.
    • Ability Office (Shareware) $99.95
      Is an integrated suite of five software applications - a word processor, a spreadsheet, a database, a photo-editor, and a drawing module - and is ideal for use both in the office and at home. Our Studio version contains the same word processing, spreadsheet, database and drawing applications as Ability Office, but also contains Ability Photopaint Studio, a professional version of Ability Photopaint that uses Vector Drawing Technology and supports Adobe Photoshop-compatible Plug-ins to enable you to use thousands of external special-effects filters.
    Star office is the writing component of Open Office so to list both is redundant,it must also be noted that Open Office does convert to all Microsoft formats as well as PDF and XML ,it is also backwardly compatible to all windows systems back as far as windows 95 and is multi platform so will work in windows,Mac and Linux,hopefully those that seek copyrighted and non-free software from the MS corporation will take note that there is a free alternative out there that is not only free, but better and more versatile whilst still easy to use.


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