Open Office Compatibility ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gilbert1020, May 29, 2009.

  1. gilbert1020 macrumors regular

    gilbert1020

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    #1
    Is open office compatible with microsoft office?
    What I mean is whether I can open microsoft office files
    on Open Office and edit?
    Would my Open Office files be able to open on Office?
    Do you guys recommend it over Office?
    Does it lack key features that office has? Specifically word.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    You're not going to get perfect compatibility with MS Office's more advanced features. If you're just writing simple papers, OO will be fine.
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #3
    As long as you choose to save as a .doc file from OpenOffice, it will open in Office (as vice-verses). There's a few features that aren't compatible, but for most people things will open between the two apps seamlessly. I use OpenOffice at home because it's free, but at work we have MS Office.
     

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