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Go-oo -- Open Office on Steroids

Go-oo is a fork of the free Open Office office suite with improved compatibility with Microsoft Office formats and a number of other improvements and tweaks, including speeding up the startup time. That along makes this branch worth looking at for anyone already using Open Office.

* OpenXML / DOCX support: Go-oo provides a built-in .docx (MS Office 2007) import filter.
* OpenXML / XLSX support: Go-oo provides a built-in .xlsx (MS Office 2007) import filter.
* OpenXML / PPTX support: Go-oo provides a built-in .pptx (MS Office 2007) import filter.
* SVG support: Go-oo provides a built-in SVG import filter.
* 3D transitions: Go-oo on Linux provides built-in 3D transitions within presentations.
* Rich fields support: Go-oo provides a powerful and interoperable fields implementation with nesting, in-place editing, multiple fonts & nested conditionals.
* Unix systray quick-starter: Go-oo can run in the background for a lightning second start.
* Calc solver: Go-oo has a linear optimization solver that can optimize a cell value based on arbitrary constraints, built into Calc.
* Improved Excel interoperability: Go-oo has improved interoperability with Excel, such as the ability to implicitly convert strings to numbers as context demands.
* VBA support: Go-oo provides VBA macro support for OpenOffice.org.
* GStreamer integration: Go-oo on Linux supports multimedia content using the GStreamer multimedia framework.
* Mono integration: Go-oo allows UNO automation with Mono, permitting automation from many languages such as C#, Boo, and more!
* Text Grid rendering: Go-oo renders Chinese much more pleasantly, using a familiar text grid.
* MS-Works import: Go-oo supports MS-Works files.
* Improved EMF rendering: Go-oo renders EMF+ content, giving a far better view of embedded drawings.
* WordPerfect Graphics import: Go-oo imports graphics in the WordPerfect WPG format which supplements Go-oo's WordPerfect importer.
* T602 import: Go-oo supports T602 files.

This fork of Office Office looks like it is well worth trying, especially if you need the improved Microsoft Office compatibility.

Operating System: Windows, Linux
Price: Free
Web Site: http://go-oo.org/

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