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OpenOffice.org Writer

OpenOffice.org Writer 2.2
Developer: Sun Microsystems, community
Latest release: 2.3.0 / September 17, 2007
OS: Cross platform
Genre: Word processor
License: GNU Lesser General Public Licence
Website: http://openoffice.org/product/writer.html

OpenOffice.org Writer is the word processor component of the OpenOffice.org software package. Writer is a word processor similar to Microsoft Word, with a roughly equivalent range of features. Image File history File links OOoWriter. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 617 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (930 × 904 pixel, file size: 113 KB, MIME type: image/png) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): OpenOffice. ... Software development is the translation of a user need or marketing goal into a software product. ... Sun Microsystems, Inc. ... A software release is the distribution, whether public or private, of an initial or new and upgraded version of a computer software product. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... // An operating system (OS) is the software that manages the sharing of the resources of a computer. ... Cross-platform is a term which can refer to computer programs, operating systems, computer languages, programming languages, or other computer software and their implementations which can be made to work on multiple computer platforms. ... Computer software can be organized into categories based on common function, type, or field of use. ... A word processor (also more formally known as a document preparation system) is a computer application used for the production (including composition, editing, formatting, and possibly printing) of any sort of viewable or printed material. ... A software license is a legal agreement which may take the form of a proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software. ... GNU logo The GNU Lesser General Public License (formerly the GNU Library General Public License) is an FSF approved free software license designed as a compromise between the GNU General Public License and simple permissive licenses such as the BSD license and the MIT License. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A word processor (also more formally known as a document preparation system) is a computer application used for the production (including composition, editing, formatting, and possibly printing) of any sort of viewable or printed material. ... OpenOffice. ... A software package is a bundle of one or several files that either are necessary for the execution of a computer program, or add features for a program already installed on the computer or network of computers. ... Microsoft Word is Microsofts flagship word processing software. ...


As with the entire OpenOffice.org suite, Writer can be used across a variety of platforms, including Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. Released under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public Licence, Writer is free software. Mac OS X (IPA: ) is a line of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... Windows redirects here. ... This article is about operating systems that use the Linux kernel. ... FreeBSD is a Unix-like free operating system descended from AT&T UNIX via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) branch through the 386BSD and 4. ... Solaris is a computer operating system developed by Sun Microsystems. ... GNU logo The GNU Lesser General Public License (formerly the GNU Library General Public License) is an FSF approved free software license designed as a compromise between the GNU General Public License and simple permissive licenses such as the BSD license and the MIT License. ... This article is about free software as used in the sociopolitical free software movement; for non-free software distributed without charge, see freeware. ...

Contents

Features

Writer is capable of opening and saving documents in a number of formats, including the OASIS Open Document Format (its default format as of version 2.0), Microsoft Word's DOC, RTF and XHTML. Semi-official ODF logo The OpenDocument format (ODF, ISO/IEC 26300, full name: OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications) is a file format for electronic office documents, such as spreadsheets, charts, presentations, databases and word processing documents (e. ... Microsoft Word is Microsofts flagship word processing software. ... The Rich Text Format (often abbreviated to RTF) is a proprietary document file format developed by Microsoft in 1987 for cross-platform document interchange. ... The Extensible HyperText Markup Language, or XHTML, is a markup language that has the same depth of expression as HTML, but also conforms to XML syntax. ...


Writer provides a number of features not present in Word, including the ability to export to the PDF format natively. PDF is an abbreviation with several meanings: Portable Document Format Post-doctoral fellowship Probability density function There also is an electronic design automation company named PDF Solutions. ...


Criticism

Though OpenOffice.org Writer has a spell checker, it has been criticized for lacking a grammar checker, which Abiword, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, and other word processors have. Writer's mail merge functions, drastically rewritten with 2.0, are still less flexible and less stable than other word processors.[1] AbiWord is a Free Software word processor licensed under the GNU General Public License. ... Microsoft Word is Microsofts flagship word processing software. ... WordPerfect is a proprietary word processing application. ...


Writer has also been criticized for lacking a normal view editing mode, where borders, space between pages, and some formatting is hidden in order to improve productivity when editing long texts. This is often mentioned as a serious impediment for the adoption of OpenOffice.org.[2]


See also

Free software Portal

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References

  1. ^ FOSS word processors compared: OOo Writer, AbiWord, and KWord.
  2. ^ "normal" view option needed. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.

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External links

  • Writer home page
  • OpenOffice.org Processing Project
  • Word Processor Writer FAQ

 
 

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