As an alternative to Microsoft Office suite, Open Office is a free and open source international office suite that runs on all major platforms and provides access to all functions and data through open-component based APIs and an XML-based file format. It has a MS Word compatible word processor, a comprehensive MS Excel spread sheet program, a presentation application which is similar to MS Power Point and a drawing program. This office suite is comparable to Microsoft and is in no way less effective or competitive. It allows users to save PDF files, enhance printing capabilities, establish direct connection with external email programs and so on.
Users who want another option from Microsoft can download this free Office suite, OpenOffice.org 3.0.0 RC2 via the link here.