Now days, many peoples using openoffice because it alternative application from ms-office. Why? you need spend a lot of money if you want to buy ms-office but different situation with openoffice, it's free. Many advantage if you used openoffice example:
- it's free
- compatible with almost all systems platform
- can create pdf file using writer (knows as word in ms-office)
- can open word, excel & power point file
- can install in any languages even in malay
But problem start from ms-office launched new application MS-OFFICE 2007. This problem just because of file type. In ms-office 2003, file word using *.doc extention but in ms-office 2007 word using *.docx
So the problem is, openoffice can't open the *.docx file, even excel & power point file (ms-office 2007) . In ms-office 2003, the problem is openoffice can open any files but sometimes all setting is mess up.
So how to solve this 2 problems? It's simple, download and install word viewer, excel viewer & power point viewer on your computer. This application can view those file but can't edit or add anythings. Most important is, you can still view the files and can printout.
The second problem is, we can't view the ms-office 2007 files. It's simple, just install "file format converter" and after that you can view all ms-office files. Still same, can't edit or add but can still view & printout.