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  Asian FAQ: Questions  

  1. What is the licensing of OpenOffice.org and what does it mean?
  2. Where do I register to use OpenOffice.org software?
  3. May I use OpenOffice.org at my business?
  4. Where can I buy OpenOffice.org software?
  5. Is there support available for OpenOffice.org in Hong Kong or China in general, Japan, Korea?
  6. Does OpenOffice.org software open Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files?
  7. What are the system requirements for OpenOffice.org?


   Asian FAQ: Answers  

  1. What is the licensing of OpenOffice.org and what does it mean?

    OpenOffice.org is licensed under the LGPL. You may contribute to the project at OpenOffice.org by signing a copyright form. You may copy the software and distribute it freely.

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  1. Where do I register to use OpenOffice.org software?

    No registration is necessary. Just download and use! But we ask that if you find problems, you report them either to the mailing lists on OpenOffice.org or as by filing a bug report in Issue Tracker.

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  1. May I use OpenOffice.org at my business?

    Yes, you may use OpenOffice.org binaries for commercial use. Before you do this, please make sure you understand that the software is in development and may not be feature complete. Alternatively, if you are interested in StarOffice for commercial use please, see this URL: http://www.sun.com/staroffice/starofficenow

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  1. Where can I buy OpenOffice.org software?

    OpenOffice.org software is available for download, free of charge. OpenOffice.org software is not for sale by OpenOffice.org. To learn about downnloading or buying CD-ROMs from community distributors, please go to our Download page.

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  1. Is there support available for OpenOffice.org in Hong Kong or China in general, Japan, Korea?

    Several companies including Sun Microsystem offer support and services for OpenOffice.org. See /support for details.

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  1. Does OpenOffice.org software open Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files?

    Yes. Go to File > Open and open your Microsoft file. Similarly, saving in Microsoft formats will allow Microsoft users to open your OpenOffice.org files.

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  1. What are the system requirements for OpenOffice.org?

    See the System Requirements page.

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