Software : Apache : OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice

(as of 9/26/2018)
LicenseOpen Source

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Offers many useful office productivity tools for free
  • Presents an easy-to-use interface
  • Supports many industry-standard file formats including Microsoft Office
  • Provides a thorough Help section

Apache OpenOffice is an open source office suite similar to Microsoft Office. The program descended from and is closely related to LibreOffice. It offers several office productivity programs that resemble Microsoft Office programs.

Programs included in the Open Office suite:

  • Writer - A word processor
  • Calc - A spreadsheet application
  • Draw - A vector graphics editor
  • Impress - A presentation creator
  • Base - A database management application
  • Math - A mathematical equation creator

OpenOffice is used to create documents that assist in office productivity and organization. The applications are similar to Microsoft Office and are used for creating presentations, spreadsheets, drawings, diagrams, equations, text documents, and other office documents. The files can be saved in the OpenOffice proprietary file format or in Microsoft Office file formats, such as .DOC, .PPT, and .XLS. Each of the OpenOffice files can also be exported as a .PDF file for easy sharing.

Apache OpenOffice is a solid office suite. It offers similar functionality to Microsoft Office and is compatible with many industry-standard file formats. If you’re looking for a free alternative to Microsoft Office, Apache OpenOffice is a good choice.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.ODT – OpenDocument Text Document

Other file extensions used by Apache OpenOffice 4

Supported File Types
.123Lotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document (Legacy)
.ODBOpenDocument Database
.ODFOpen Document File
.ODFOpenDocument Formula
.ODGOpenDocument Graphic File
.ODMOpenDocument Master Document
.ODPOpenDocument Presentation
.ODSOpenDocument Spreadsheet
.OTFOpenDocument Formula Template
.OTGOpenDocument Graphic Template
.OTPOpenDocument Presentation Template
.OTSOpenDocument Spreadsheet Template
.OTTOpenDocument Document Template
.PPTMicrosoft PowerPoint Presentation (Legacy)
.SDAStarOffice Drawing
.SDCApache OpenOffice Calc Spreadsheet
.SDDStarOffice Presentation
.SDPStarOffice Presentation File
.SDWStarOffice Writer Text Document
.SMFStarMath Formula File
.STCStarOffice Calc Spreadsheet Template
.STDApache OpenOffice Drawing Template
.STIStarOffice Presentation Template
.STWStarOffice Document Template
.SXCStarOffice Calc Spreadsheet
.SXDStarOffice Drawing
.SXGApache OpenOffice Master Document
.SXIStarOffice Impress Presentation
.SXMStarMath Formula
.SXWStarOffice Writer Document
.XLSMicrosoft Excel Spreadsheet (Legacy)
Additional Related File Formats
.BAUApache OpenOffice AutoText File
.DELDelimited ASCII File
.OXTApache OpenOffice Extension
.TDMSTechnical Data Management Streaming File

Updated: September 26, 2018