Open Office

Vendor: OpenOffice.org.

Supported Operating Systems:  Open Office publishes a FAQ that lists the supported operating systems.

General Description: OpenOffice.org describes Open Office as “the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.”

Availability: This product is installed in all ITS-managed Linux and Windows labs.

Scope of License: This software is free.

Method for Obtaining:

  • For personal machines or machines on which you hold administrative privilege, download from OpenOffice.org and install.
  • For Mines-owned, ITS managed machines (that are not in labs) submit a Mines Help Center request for installation. Minimally, ITS will need to know the machine’s Operating System, campus location and owner.

Documentation:  Available from OpenOffice.org.

In case of difficulties running the software in a Mines ITS managed lab:  Contact ITS via the Mines Help Center. We want the program to be properly installed, licensed and functioning. If you have questions about the use of the program, please contact your instructor, TA or lab manager.