open office

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by dorqiekat, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. dorqiekat macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2004
    I'm downloading open office now, and it's ms word right? I wasn't sure, anyway, I was wondering if it's compatable with any .doc documents. Also, is there a downloadable powerpoint for mac too?
  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Open Office is not Microsoft Office. Open Office is an office suite that is comperable to and compatible with Microsoft Office. Open Office is compatible with .doc documents, but so is every word processor/text editor out there now. TextEdit handles .doc just fine.

    Downloadable PowerPoint? Demo from MS, sure. OpenOffice has a presentation app.

    OpenOffice is great, by the way. In Windows and Linux it's fantastic. When it runs natively in OS X I'll happily use it instead of AppleWorks.
  3. Savage Henry macrumors 65816

    Savage Henry

    Feb 20, 2004
    in a one horse, two house, three pub town.
    I pretty much can't anything further to the words of Horrortaxi.

    Apart from the fact that I managed to get my crust-anti-change Dad to use Open Office on his eMac when he said he wanted an office suite.

    And he seems happy enough.

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