What Is Open Office?


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Open Office is a free, open-source suite of office programs created as an alternative to the popular Microsoft Office. It was created by the Apache Software Foundation and reports over 85 million downloads as of January 2014.

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Open Office continues to add compatibility and features to make it a competitive, free alternative to Microsoft Office. It comes with many of the same features and makes up for those it lacks with apps and extensions that can be downloaded directly into the program. It offers file compatibility that is capable of opening, editing and saving Microsoft Office files. As of 2014, its major drawbacks include the lack of a mobile app, cloud storage and online sharing and editing.

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