Occasionally, you will experience formatting or printing issues when using documents that have been made in Microsoft Office. However, the main one is that since it is largely based on Java, it can be rather slow and unresponsive particularly when opening new files. This has certainly been improved in the latest releases but its still a sluggish old thing compared to Microsoft Office.
The numerous settings and buttons that come with it can also be a little overwhelming too and it would be nice to see it made a little simpler and streamlined in future releases.
A great free solution to MS Office. If you're strapped for cash or simply don't want to install Microsoft software on your Mac, OpenOffice for Mac is an excellent, if slightly imperfect alternative. What do you think about OpenOffice. Do you recommend it? With built-in ad blocker, battery saver, Messenger and extensions. Almost ready.
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See discussion. Version 4. Bug Fixes: Sort Date Most helpful Positive rating Negative rating. Results 1—10 of 1 2 Pros Its free, very easy to use and understand. Reply to this review Was this review helpful? Pros Very compatible with Word documents.
Cons Nothing major to complain about. Pros Looks very user friendly and easy to create a file with Text program. Cons Will not install on Mac OS Also, having trouble converting to or accepting Word documents Reply to this review Was this review helpful?
Pros Allows saving under multiple formats on the Mac Cons no major negatives. Summary when I switched to the Mac from windows I had planned on using Apples own spreadsheet and wordprocessing apps.
Pros Works as well as Microsoft Office without the price. Cons I haven't found any yet. Summary If you need office software, save your money and get Open Office. Pros Clean and intuitive interface. Pros Version 3. Cons Crashes every few minutes on a dual core AMD64 machine running windows 7 home premium 32 bit.
Summary Wait for a better version Reply to this review Was this review helpful? Cons I liked the drag and drop option in MS Office for inserting pictures. Cons Getting the tool bar buttons out and used is quite complicated. Summary This is a very powerful word program. Please Wait.
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