Everyone likes free stuff...

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by griffinz, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. griffinz

    griffinz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Not sure how many of you are familiar with OpenOffice software. It is the equal to Microsoft Office... and it is free... no catch, no spyware.

    I know how expensive things can get when you are starting up, as I am wanting to start up this season and it is getting EXPENSIVE :dizzy:.

    Anyway it has the following...

    word processing
    databases and more

    And the best thing (besides being free) is that it opens and saves Microsoft files!!!:clapping:

    This should save you a few hundred dollars! :laugh:



  2. cspaugh

    cspaugh LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    thanks for the tip, yea everyone likes free stuff.....I will have to check this out
  3. griffinz

    griffinz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    Just make sure you set the default "save as" as standard Microsoft file types or when you email a doc it wont open as its open document exchange or something along those lines. I install this software on an machine I build for someone or if they dont have MS Office...program works pretty well actually.
  5. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,120

    I love my open office. When I got to the point that I wanted to do more complicated things in the spreadsheet and advanced mailmerge, I found a part of their site that will explain how to do anything. I learned alot from it.
  6. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,510

    I bought Word Perfect Office 11 five years ago for $13. But I'm an antiquated guy and started out with Lotus 1-2-3 in the early 80's at work and then they came out with Symphony. I can make WP Office do anything I need but would guess most people couldn't stand it these days. Open Office is probably much better.
  7. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,534

    All the way.

    Also I looked at your profile and you are exactly to the day 10 years older then me.

    Lead the way.

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