Go-OO

Go-OO 3.2.1-11

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An improved Open Office development build

The developer of Go-OO is no longer providing support for the program. Go-OO has been replaced by
LibreOffice Fresh.
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PROS

  • Includes improvements that may be useful for your work

CONS

  • Not that much difference with the "official" OO version

Very good
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The developer of Go-OO is no longer providing support for the program. Go-OO has been replaced by
LibreOffice Fresh.

If you're on the open source side you'll probably be using Open Office instead of Microsoft Office. But did you know there is more than one version of Open Office?

Go-OO (that is, Go-Open Office) is a fork of Open Office, that is, a special version or development build that features some interesting improvements regarding the suite it's based on. Among these improvements you can find support for OpenXML and Microsoft Works files, an optimized Microsoft binary file support, and perfect import of Wordperfect graphics, among others. You can also work with Excel VBA macros and Visio diagrams. Other than that, Go-OO is visually identical to the original Open Office suite and includes exactly the same apps, namely Writer, Calc, Math, Impress, Draw and Base.

If you need the specific improvements included in this special version of Open Office, give it a try; if not, you may as well download the official version because there's not that much difference.

Go-OO is an Open Office special development build with some improvements. To begin with, Go-OO has built-in OpenXML import filters and it will import your Microsoft Works files.

Compared with up-stream OO. o, it has better Microsoft binary file support (with eg. fields support), and it will import WordPerfect graphics beautifully.

If you are reliant on Excel VBA macros - then Go-oo offers the best macro fidelity too. If you expect your spreadsheets to calculate compatibly, or you get embedded Visio diagrams in your documents, you'll want Go-oo.

— User reviews — about Go-OO

  • "comparing to Ooo"

    very fast, very nice also in terme of interface, little bit slower to install, but... who cares... wonderful job on this... More.

    reviewed on May 26, 2009