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'''OpenOffice.org''' is a free office suite program comparable to the venerable [[Microsoft Office]]. It features a word processing program, spreadsheets, 
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slide show presentation, and graphics. It is written in [[Java]] so hypothetically, it can run on any operating system that can support Java 6 or above. As of June 21, 2011, it supports over 120 languages. It originally originated as StarOffice, made by StarDivision. Upon being taken over by [[Sun Microsystems]], the same people who make Java, OpenOffice.org became the top competitor to Microsoft Office.
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==Components==
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OpenOffice.org offers the following components:
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*Writer, similar to Microsoft Office Word.
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*Calc, a spreedsheet component with components not available in Microsoft Excel
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*Impress, a slide show presentation, comparable with Apple Keynote
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*Base, a database component.
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*Draw, a vector graphics editor, similar to manual logarithimic scales, but specifically designed to render such equations
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*Math, a mathmatical formulae comparable to Equation Editor.
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OpenOffice.org saves all it's files in its own specific extensions <small> eg .odt, .omt etc</small>
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It can export to PDF documentations.<ref>http://www.openoffice.org/faq</ref>
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==Marketing==
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Sun Microsystems help distribute OpenOffice.org primarily as advertisements in Java Updates. In 2011, Sun and [[Google]] announced that in a partnership, in which OpenOffice.org searches through Google and Google helps distribute OpenOffice.org. Most tech rating groups reviewed it favourably.<ref>http://www.google.com/openoffice</ref>
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
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[[Category:Software]]
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==External links==
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*[http://www.openoffice.org/ Official website]
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