Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 1 decade ago

Google docs vs open office vs Microsoft word which one is better and why?

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  • Jason
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    1 decade ago
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    Google docs runs from a server over the internet. It is also known as online software. If their servers go down, you don't have any access to your applications or documents.

    OpenOffice requires Java to run on. This makes it very slow. It's document formats {*.odt, *.doc} is also not completely compatible with other open source office suites and MS Office.

    MS Office is a very expensive office suite. It can cost you between $350 - $500 to purchase. And that is just for one single PC or user.

    You should rather try SSuite Office for a free office suite. They have a whole range of office suites that are free for download.

    Their software also don't need to run on Java or .NET, like so many open source office suites, so it makes their software very small and efficient.

    You may try these links:

    http://www.ssuitesoft.com/index.htm

    or

    http://www.ssuitesoft.com/ssuiteexcalibur.htm

    or

    http://ssuite5element.webs.com/thefifthelement.htm

  • 1 decade ago

    You should compare like kinds. For example compare Google docs to Microsoft's Word web application. Both are free, online word processors. You can use Microsoft Word 2010 web application for free on line. Sign into http://skydrive.live.com/ and then click Create Folder to create a folder if you don't have any. Go into the folder. Click the New link and then choose Microsoft Word Document from the pop-up menu. After you create your Word document you use the File menu and choose Close. Then click Download to save your Word document on your computer.

    If you're comparing web applications to installed software packages on your computer, well there's really no comparison. The web applications have only a tiny subset of the features available when you install the full products.

    If you compare Microsoft Word to free products such as OxygenOffice or NeoOffice (the installed versions of OpenOffice) then you can expect a lot more from Word than from the free versions. With the Microsoft product you get fonts, better graphics, templates and better compatibility with the rest of the world. Microsoft Office is on sale for about $100 now for the Home and Student version, and it's probably worth the money for most people.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Openoffice Vs Word

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