Apache OpenOffice Writer 3.4
Sun Microsystems (1999–2010)
Oracle Corporation (2010–2011)
Apache Software Foundation (2011—)
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux|
|License||LGPL version 3 (OpenOffice.org 2 Beta 2 and earlier are dual-licensed under the SISSL and LGPL)
Apache License 2.0 (Apache OpenOffice 3.4 and later)
Just like all of the OpenOffice suite, Writer can be used on many Operating Systems, including Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. Released under the terms of the Apache License, Writer is free software.
Abilities[change | edit source]
Writer has a number of abilities that are not in Word, including the ability to export to the PDF format natively.
- Styles and Formatting
- Text Frames and Linking
- Tables of Contents
- Bibliographical References
Criticism[change | edit source]
Though OpenOffice.org Writer has a spell checker, it does not have an included grammar checker though this is available as an extension. Writer's mail merge functions, rewritten in 2.0, is still less flexible than in other word processors.
References[change | edit source]
- "LGPL v3". Oracle Corporation. http://www.openoffice.org/license.html. Retrieved 22 April 2009.
- "License Simplification FAQ". Oracle Corporation. http://www.openoffice.org/FAQs/license-change.html. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
- "Licenses & Copyrights". Apache Software Foundation. http://www.openoffice.org/license.html. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
- http://why.openoffice.org/why_foss.html Why use Openoffice.org
- http://why.openoffice.org/why_great.html Why use openoffice:Writer
- "FOSS word processors compared: OOo Writer, AbiWord, and KWord". Linux.com. 2005-08-23. http://www.linux.com/articles/47307. Retrieved 2008-08-07.