OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 RC2/ OpenOffice.org 3.1.1Portable
OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 RC2/ OpenOffice.org 3.1.1Portable | 149 MB
OpenOffice.org 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.
Available in over 45 supported languages with more being constantly
added by the community, OpenOffice.org runs stably and natively on
Solaris, Linux (including PPC Linux), Windows, Mac OS X (X11), and
numerous other platforms. Written in C++ and with documented APIs
licensed under the LGPL and SISSL Open Source licenses, OpenOffice.org
allows any knowledgeable developer to benefit from the source.
And, because the file format for OpenOffice.org is XML,
interoperability is easy, making future development and adoption more
• Word Processor. OpenOffice.org Writer is a full-featured word
processor. The powerful Navigator and Stylist tools make changing the
formatting throughout a document a simple task.
• Spreadsheet. OpenOffice.org Calc provides full spreadsheet
functionality incl. a huge number of statistical and scientific
functions, pivot tables and charts.
• Presentation Tool. OpenOffice.org Impress is a full-featured
presentation tool that allows to create and modify diagrams and
pictures right within the application.
• Drawings and Diagrams. OpenOffice.org Draw is a drawing tool that
supports both vector and bitmap images. The powerful Connectors allow
to easily complex diagrams and org charts.
• Database Access. With the database tools in OpenOffice.org users can
easily access and analyze data, create complex reports or do a mail
merge based on a customer database. Many open source and commercial
database systems are supported.
• Microsoft Office Compatibility. OpenOffice.org is able to read and
write Microsoft Office files. This allows users to open and save Word,
Excel and PowerPoint files on their preferred platform incl. Windows,
Linux and Solaris.
• One-click Export to PDF. OpenOffice.org 1.1 introduces the one-click
PDF export feature that enables you to easily create PDF files without
the need for any additional third party software. This feature makes
exchanging documents in a standard "read-only" file format a trivial
task. The creation of PDF files normally requires relatively expensive
third party add-on tools. With OpenOffice.org this feature comes for
• Export to Flash (.SWF). OpenOffice.org now can export presentations
and drawings to the Macromedia Flash format (.swf). Thus, it's now
possible to view presentations in a simple web browser that has the
Flash plugin installed. Recipients and users of Flash presentations
don't have to install a special viewer anymore in order to view a
• Accessibility. OpenOffice.org 1.1 can now be used by handicapped
people - for example people with sight problems. OpenOffice.org 1.1
provides a high contrast mode, and together with additional tools (see http://www.sun.com/access/
) it's even possible to use special entry devices.
• Support for many native languages. OpenOffice.org 1.1 introduces
functionality like bi-directional and vertical writing that is required
for many native languages. This allows OpenOffice.org 1.1 to be
translated into Japanese, Hebrew and many other languages that have
sophisticated text layout requirements. In addition the OpenOffice.org
project has an increasing number of native-language projects where
users can access OpenOffice.org information in their native language.
• Open XML File Format. The default file format in OpenOffice.org is an
open XML file format defined in a 500-page specification document.
Every OpenOffice.org file is a ZIP archive containing separate XML
files for the content, styles, settings and meta data. OASIS is using
the OpenOffice.org file format as the basis for the creation of a
industry wide standard for an open office document file format. For
ordinary end users this means that the content of documents can still
be accessed and used even if OpenOffice.org would go away.
• API and File Format Compatible with StarOffice 7[tm] Office Suite.
Since the StarOffice 7[tm] Office Suite is based on OpenOffice.org 1.1
both application suites are API and file format compatible. Sun
Microsystems, Inc., the founder and main sponsor of the OpenOffice.org
project, is providing support, training, enterprise tools and services
for the StarOffice 7 Office Suite. More details about the relationship
and the feature differences between OpenOffice.org and the StarOffice
product can be found in a comparison document on the OpenOffice.org
page at sun.com. Other office suites that are API and file format
compatible with OpenOffice.org will soon be listed on the
OpenOffice.org website. In order to get your OpenOffice.org
based/compatible product included in that list please contact Erwin
Tenhumberg or Louis Suarez-Potts.
• Macro Recorder. The new macro recorder records and automates
recurring tasks. For more sophisticated programming tasks the
OpenOffice.org Software Development Kit (SDK) can be used. The SDK
provides libraries, tools and documentation for the Java programming
language, C++, Basic, OLE and XML. The SDK is a separate download.
• 3rd Party Add-ons. The new add-on framework and the new deployment
tool (the "pkgchk" utility) allow developers to easily include new
components and 3rd party add-ons into an existing OpenOffice.org
• XML File Filter Tool. The new XML file filter tool makes it easy to
integrate new import or export file filters that are based on XSL
transformations. A popular use case for the XML filter tool is the
support for the new Microsoft Office 2003 XML file formats.
• ActiveX Control. OpenOffice.org 1.1 comes with an ActiveX control
that allows users to view OpenOffice.org documents within a browser
window (Internet Explorer) on the Windows platform. The ActiveX control
can also be used within native applications developed in Microsoft
VisualBasic or Borland Delphi.
• Support for DocBook and PDA File Formats. OpenOffice.org allows users
to export OpenOffice.org documents to popular file formats like DocBook
or various small device file formats like AportisDoc. This gives users
the possibility to carry their documents with them on their Palm Pilots
and Pocket PC PDA's.
• MySQL Integration. OpenOffice.org now has support for MySQL
databases, i.e. the open source database can be used for mail merge
activities and the creation of reports. The combination of
OpenOffice.org and MySQL (or another supported database) allows users
to do tasks that many people used to solve by using products like