Wednesday, January 14, 2009 3 -the best microsoft office alternative

microsoft office alternativesMicrosoft Office pack contains a group of great softwares created by an army of programmers and bears a hefty price tag. We cannot expect a completely free open source program to show all the functionality of MS office but we have a close contender for this post, office alternatives,pdf converter 3 is widely acclaimed as the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. was designed from the start as a single piece of software and not bolted together from separate software packages. This makes it very consistent and easy to use - what you learn in one application is immediately usable in another. You can even open any type of document from any application as 3 is really one piece of software.

The main advantages of 3 are
  • Available in many languages.
  • Stores data in an international open standard format.
  • Read and write files from other common office software packages.
  • Works on most of the computers including Microsoft Windows, GNU/linux, Sun Solaris and Apple Mac operating systems.
  • A powerful PDF creator is bundled in it.
  • Fully compatible with even office 2007.
  • It can export your documents or presentation into html, PDF or macromedia flash format
Quick look at main components 3
Writer has everything you would expect from a modern, fully equipped word processor or desktop publisher. It is simple enough for a quick memo, powerful and stable enough to create complete books with lots of graphics, headings etc.
Calc is the spreadsheet which is powerful and easy to learn and suitable for professional users and novices alike. It has got a comprehensive range of advanced spreadsheet functions, Styles and Formatting, and a Scenario Manager for "what ifs" etc.
Impress is a truly outstanding tool for creating effective multimedia presentations. Your presentations will stand out with 2D and 3D clip art, font works, special effects, animation, and high-impact drawing tools.
Draw can be used for anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan. Draw can manipulate objects; rotate in two or three dimensions use sophisticated rendering to create photorealistic images etc.
Base enables you to Create and modify tables, forms, queries, and reports, either using your own database or Base's own built-in HSQL database engine. Base offers a choice of using Wizards, Design Views, or SQL Views for beginners, intermediate, and advanced users.
The powerful PDF converter will be really handy to convert Microsoft word documents and presentations into pdf format.
A portable version of OpenOffice is also available and will be handy if you work in different systems which can be downloaded here.

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