What Are Some Popular Office Program Suites?


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Popular Office program suites include Apache OpenOffice, Microsoft Office, LibreOffice and Google Docs. These suites contain several basic programs, including a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation application, and are compatible with most operating systems.

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Apache OpenOffice is an open-source Office suite that integrates features from the IBM Lotus Symphony. Besides the basic programs, the suite also contains a formula editor as well as a drawing and database management application. Its file format is the OpenDocument Format, or ODF, and the suite is compatible with Linux, OS X and Windows operating systems.

The Microsoft Office suite is the most popular package of all Office productivity software. It is available for Windows and Macintosh operating systems and comes in many versions. Each version contains a word processor, form creator, project and note management applications and an email client.

LibreOffice embeds several applications to the program including a spreadsheet and presentation engine. It functions the same way as Microsoft Office and has a built-in drawing feature, a math formula section and a database program. It is compatible with most Office suites through a variety of import and export filters. Google Docs is a web-based Office suite offered by Google on its Google Drive. It allows users to access, create and edit documents online while collaborating with other users in real-time.

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