OpenOffice is a multi-platform open-source office productivity suite. It includes the key office applications such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, and has a user interface and feature set that is similar to other office suites. OpenOffice also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office.


Icons for the OpenOffice applications (Writer, Draw, Calc, Impress) should be found in the Applications menu under Office. You can also run ooffice or any of the applications from the command line or Alt-F2:
oocalc, oodraw, oowriter, ooimpress.

If OpenOffice attempts to go through a set-up process each time you use it, remove your existing settings files:

rm -r .openoffice*

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Found on most linux workstations. OpenOffice is not installed on the common servers.

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