The most well known and most used office software in the Netherlands and beyond Microsoft Office. This office package has the disadvantage that it is very expensive.
On this page we give an overview of free office suite software. These programs offer a full free alternative to Microsoft Office.
In June 2014 Kingsoft Office Suite Free renamed WPS Office. This office suite is available for both desktop computers, tablets, smartphones. The mobile app is available for Android and iOS. The desktop program is suitable for Windows and Linux operating systems.
Your documents you can share directly with others via cloud storage services, Evernote, email, Wi-fi, and AirDrop (only for iOS). Especially with WPS Office is that it seamlessly works on all devices and that the mobile apps very advanced features. So you can make notes, check spelling, and the various edits through version control. These are features that many free mobile office packages are not standard.
WPS Office has the following features:
FreeOffice is a free office program for Linux and Windows. There is also a mobile variant for Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
This software contains the functions to create and edit spreadsheets, text documents and presentations. This makes it according to the makers the best complete free replacement for Microsoft Office.
FreeOffice can documents saved with Microsoft Office hassle-free open. Also, the files generated with this program are stored to be opened by MS Office users. The program thus forms no hindrance to get together with others office documents to edit.
FreeOffice can use your favorite cloud storage services. So, it can not save files to and open from Dropbox, Evernote, OneDrive, and Google Drive. It is also possible to have a document directly as a PDF file to save.
FreeOffice has the following characteristics:
SSuite Office distinguishes itself from other free officepakketten because it doesn't use Java or DotNet to run the program. This makes this software package smaller than comparable programs.
There are many different versions of SSuite Office available for laptops, ultrabooks and tablets. The choice depends on the resolution that is supported by your device. There is even a portable version that can be started from a USB stick.
SSuite Office includes a word processor, spreadsheet program, e-mail client, instant messenger, address book, envelope printer, calendar, and a CD ripper (depending on the chosen version).
Because this office productivity is so small, this is also very suitable for slow computer systems such as outdated laptops and ultrabooks.
SSuite Office has the following features:
Calligra Suite is a free office productivity developed for Linux, but is also suitable for Mac OS X and Windows. Originally, the productivity office suite based on KOffice in 2010, is a group of developers of this project, separated from the company and has the office software is being further developed under the name Calligra Suite.
Calligra Suite consists of the following components:
Calligra Suite has the following features:
NeoOffice is a free office productivity for Mac OS.
The development of this package started in 2003 when there was no Mac OS version of OpenOffice existed. At this time, this is the case, but NeoOffice provides additional features that are specifically intended for Mac OS that competitors have not yet. Example of this include faster text formatting and printing and a sharper display on Retina screens.
NeoOffice has the following characteristics:
OOo4Kids is a productivity office suite that is specifically developed for children between the ages of 7 and 12 years. The program has been translated into several languages including Dutch. The package is based on the code from Apache OpenOffice.
OOo4Kids includes four modules: a word processor, spreadsheet, spreadsheets, a presentation tool and a module to provide digital drawings to edit. The user interface is adapted so that it more attractive and easier for children to work with. So are the icons and the colors will be adjusted and the cursor will be larger. By default, the zoom is set at 115% so that everything is clearer is shown.
All the settings can be protected with a password so that only the teacher or other facilitator, this may change. There are three different default levels of user: beginner for 7 to 9 years, on average, for 10 to 11 years and expert for 11 years and older. The toolbars and menus in the program to show only the features that are appropriate for the selected level.
The word processor contains a special font that is tailored to children with dyslexia.
The creators of this software are also responsible for OOoLight, this package is similar to the OOo4Kids project but focuses on seniors.
OOo4Kids has the following characteristics:
Apache OpenOffice is a comprehensive office software and is an excellent free alternative to the expensive Microsoft Office. Additionally, you can use Apache OpenOffice without problems, Word-, Powerpoint- and Excel-files to view, edit, and save.
Apache OpenOffice is open source so is completely free for both private and business users. Previously the project was known as OpenOffice.org but in 2011, the project was by the Oracle transferred to the Apache Foundation, the name was changed. This had as a reason that a lot of developers in January 2011, had split off to LibreOffice to create dissatisfaction with the policy of Oracle.
With Apache OpenOffice you can create text documents, drafting, spreadsheets, making presentations, calculating formulas, drawings and charts, and databases maintained. One advantage is that your documents can continue to share with people who use Microsoft Office for Apache OpenOffice offers complete support for those file formats.
Apache OpenOffice includes the following programs:
LibreOffice is a free office project in 2010, and is separated from OpenOffice.org. Dissatisfaction with the course Oracle (the owner of the logos of OpenOffice.org) rises is a new project that is based on OpenOffice. This project has the name LibreOffice.
LibreOffice has all the features that OpenOffice.org also offers, but has in a short time took the lead in popularity to know about the names of her predecessor. This is partly due to the fact that by default many Linux distributions have switched from OpenOffice to LibreOffice as the default productivity office suite that comes standard.
The office program consists of six components: Writer (word processor), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector drawings), Math (mathematical formulas) and Base (databases). Of course, the program can almost all document types to open and edit. So it is no problem to exchange files with users of Microsoft Office or OpenOffice.
For business users, the integration function with document management systems such as Microsoft SharePoint very interesting.
For users of the Impress presentation module, there is an Android app. You can use your Android smartphone to the operation of the slideshow on the computer.
LibreOffice has the following characteristics:
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