Monday, November 17, 2008

Open Office Now Available for Mac

Open Office version 3.0 has been released, with great news for Mac Users: it now works natively on Mac OS X. It's still free, although the Open Office team would appreciate your support via a donation in money or time. The free Open Office suite contains tools for word processing, drawing, creating spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. The word processor exports to PDF (and many other useful formats), and imports many file formats including MS-Word documents, RTF, text, and XHTML.

Download Open Office 3.0 here:

To install OO version 3 on your Mac, you'll need to meet these minimum System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or higher
  • Intel Processor
  • 512 Mbytes RAM
  • 400 Mbytes available disk space
  • 1024 x 768 or higher resolution with 16.7 Million colours
You can also get a free "Getting Started Guide" which teaches the basics of OO version 3, here (PDF file):

... and OOdles of information about OO, here:

Another excellent (and free) office suite for Mac is NeoOffice. NeoOffice earned my donation when, thanks to its large number of importable file types, it eased my transition from a PC to a Mac.

Open Office, of course, works on all major platforms: Mac, Linux, and PC.