This is an office software suite but before we go any further, we donâ€™t recommend you use it. Leaving aside the brouhaha between Oracle and the community, OpenOffice is these days developed by the Apache foundation but itâ€™s far behind (in development terms) LibreOffice (which is based on the same code) because most of the community upped sticks back then and went over to LibreOffice.
If youâ€™re preference is OpenOffice nonetheless, thatâ€™s ok, it wonâ€™t harm your system. Itâ€™s just a bit behind LibreOffice. But whatever you do, donâ€™t download the version on the Education Scotland website. We told them several times that 3.0.1 (weâ€™re on 4.0 just now) is not the most recent version but for some reason, they wonâ€™t update the link. There are various reasons for using the latest version of software in general but the main issue with 3.0.1 is that they forgot to add Gaelic as a locale (a setting that makes the program realise Gaelic exists) – which makes spellchecking almost impossible.
The latest version is available (free of charge) on the Apache website. You want the one that says full install.