Why Apache OpenOffice: Education
Education establishments of all levels (primary, secondary, college, university...) find Apache OpenOffice meets the needs of both teachers and students. The flexible word processor, powerful spreadsheet, dynamic graphics, database access and more meet all requirements for an office software package.
With an open-source license, OpenOffice can be freely used and distributed with no license worries.
For pupils and students
Apache OpenOffice forms an ideal teaching platform for core computer literacy skills, without tying students to commercial products. The free software license means students can be given copies of software to use at home - perfectly legally - a useful 'added value'. For IT students, OpenOffice's component based software is also an ideal platform for developing IT skills and understanding real-life software engineering.
For teachers and academics
Apache OpenOffice is also an ideal platform for creating teaching materials and managing administrative tasks. For example, the Writer word processor is easy to use for simple memos, but also powerful enough to cope with complex dissertations. For IT staff, the open-source software license means an end to license compliance worries and the threat of software audits. OpenOffice is developed, translated, and supported by an international community linked by the internet, opening exciting possibilities for school projects.
Open for all
Apache OpenOffice is a leading international force in the movement for digital inclusion - making software of the highest quality available to all, regardless of income. OpenOffice is available in a wide variety of languages, and we actively encourage local teams to produce versions for local languages. We develop software on an open-source process - the computing equivalent of peer-reviewed publishing - creating software of the highest quality.