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Windows 7: Open Office VS Office 2007

19 Oct 2010   #1
saf79

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Open Office VS Office 2007

Hi All,

I have Office 2007 installed in my PC...plan to install another office software which one shall i go for Open Office.org or Office 2007.

Which is better between this 2?Can open office such as Ms Word file can open all existing Word document for MS word 2003,2007 and 2010?


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19 Oct 2010   #2
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

In order to answer that question we would need to know what you define as "better". For instance, if your main consideration is price then OpenOffice is better since it is free to download. However, if you need the ability to create and run VBA macros, then Office 2007 is better since OpenOffice doesn't support VBA.
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19 Oct 2010   #3
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Are you unhappy with Microsoft word 2007?
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19 Oct 2010   #4
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

MS Office 2007 is better especially because of the ribbon interface. Its also easier for me because it is where I have accustomed myself with. Open Office is also buggier in my experience.

But in terms of budget, if you want it free Open Office is so much better because its FREE. Only a few people who can get genuine MS Office for free.
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19 Oct 2010   #5
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

you mean "legally" LOL!
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19 Oct 2010   #6
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

No, I got 2007 for free. Legally.
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19 Oct 2010   #7
saf79

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Are you unhappy with Microsoft word 2007?
no not to say i am unhappy..need to install office on another laptop..thats why i am asking is open office org ok to install does it have same feature as ms office 2007
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19 Oct 2010   #8
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saf79 View Post
Hi All,

I have Office 2007 installed in my PC...plan to install another office software which one shall i go for Open Office.org or Office 2007.

Which is better between this 2?Can open office such as Ms Word file can open all existing Word document for MS word 2003,2007 and 2010?

I would suggest that you do some research on both, examine each carefully & make up your own mind. Opinions are just that, someones subjective views.

To get you going refer the links below for reviews on the pros & cons of Open Office etc.


FYI - I prefer & use MS office 2007 currently.


Pros and Cons of OpenOffice.org

Microsoft Office vs. OpenOffice.org - TechSoup
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19 Oct 2010   #9
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saf79 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Are you unhappy with Microsoft word 2007?
no not to say i am unhappy..need to install office on another laptop..thats why i am asking is open office org ok to install does it have same feature as ms office 2007
Don't know which ver of MS Office your using but if the lappy is your own and your running the Home/Office ver (this does depend on which ver you purchased) then you can install it legally on up to 3 pc's
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19 Oct 2010   #10
saf79

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saf79 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Are you unhappy with Microsoft word 2007?
no not to say i am unhappy..need to install office on another laptop..thats why i am asking is open office org ok to install does it have same feature as ms office 2007
Don't know which ver of MS Office your using but if the lappy is your own and your running the Home/Office ver (this does depend on which ver you purchased) then you can install it legally on up to 3 pc's
legally up to 3 pcs?u sure i am using the OEM version
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