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Open office is a suite of software that has the same purposes as Microsoft Office.

It is an open source software project that was originated by Sun Microsystems, and is written to be an alternative to Microsoft Office. It stores its files in an open format file, making it possible to avoid a vendor lock-in. The file format is supported by many software vendors, making it possible to import and export effectively among competitive products.

It is available for free.

Open Office is available in versions that run on most operating systems like Microsoft Windows, Macintosh and Linux, among others.

Open office will open files created by Microsoft Office, without their macros. It saves in Microsoft Office formats so you can generally exchange files with your associates who use MSOffice. When saving a file with Open Office, select the appropriate MSOffice format.

The main Open Office components are:

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Updated February 18, 2010

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