A great open source alternative to Microsoft Office
This is a popular type of open source office software suite that has been created especially for Mac users. The software can be used for word processing as well as creating spreadsheets, graphics, presentations, databases and a wide range of other types of applications.
The software is available to download and use completely free of charge. It can be used for a wide range of different purposes including domestic, commercial, public administration and education purposes without the need for purchasing a special license and it can be shared without limitations.
The software is intended to be very easy to learn and use. People who are already familiar with how office applications work should be able to take to it straight away, while a detailed user manual is also provided for new users to take advantage of.
The software is packed with useful features and serves as a common source base for a wide range of open source office apps. Users will have access to a worldwide community of developers who they can share information with as well as free binaries and limitless porting.
Macro developers are likely to find this software especially useful due to the huge range of resources that is provided, while it is also a boon for API developers. The new applications and innovations that are created with the software are also beneficial to end users of all types.
There are lots of different types of components that users are able to gain instant access to such as word processing, spreadsheets, drawings, presentations, data charting and formula editing. The software contains a very versatile and extensive database that includes file conversion facilities.
The current limit for attaching files of this type is ten megabytes. Users who wish to attach a file to an issue need to either submit the issue first or locate the issue that they want to file and follow the specified instructions.
Users of the software will have full access to all of the different fonts that have been installed in their system. New fonts can be added through the special Font management tools.
The software is designed to utilise all of the standardised OpenDocument file formats that users of StarOffice are likely to be familiar with. This means that the transition period between the two types of office should be very short and smooth.
The User Profile has been specially created to store all related user data in one place. Users will find a special folder that they can open with a single click to gain access to a wide range of different types of information.