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Open Office

Old Versions of Open Office

Date Released: 1 May 2002
File Size: 496.00 MB
Publisher: Apache Software Foundation
License: Freeware
Operation Systems: Linux, OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Solaris
Category: Utilities
Versions: 1.0 – 4.1.7
Last Updated: January 27, 2020
OpenOffice is a free suite of office programs that you can download from the internet. OpenOffice competes with the Microsoft Office suite, so you will find similar programs, including a word processor, a spreadsheet program, a presentation program, a database program, and a graphics program.
Writer is the word processor program in OpenOffice and it can export Portable Document Format (.pdf) files. You can also use writer to create and edit web pages. Calc is the OpenOffice version of Microsoft Excel or Lotus 1-2-3, but has additional features including a system which defines series for graphing and the ability to export spreadsheets as .pdf files.
Impress is the presentation program similar to Microsoft PowerPoint and can export presentations to Adobe Flash (SWF) files. Base is the database management program similar to Microsoft Access and allows users to create databases, build forms, and create reports from the entered data.
Draw is the graphics editor, comparable to Microsoft Visio and CorelDRAW, with similar desktop publishing features to Microsoft Publisher. Math is the program you can use to create and edit mathematical formular.
You can transfer files already created in the Microsoft Office suite to OpenOffice and not lose any important documents, presentations, spreadsheets, or databases.
Although you can download OpenOffice for every computer operating system, including Linux, Windows, and Mac, you will need to download the correct version of OpenOffice to ensure compatibility with your operating system.
The older version is the recommended version for Windows 95 users, although versions up to 1.1.5 are compatible with this operating system. If you use Windows 98 and Windows ME, you can download the previous versions of OpenOffice up to version 2.4.2. Windows 2000 and Windows Vista users can download any version up to version 3.0. is a free suite of office programs with all the features you will need to run your business or create documents at home. Download the previous versions to ensure compatibility with your computer’s operating system.