OpenOffice.org (OO.o or OOo), commonly known as OpenOffice, is an open-source software application suite available for a number of different computer operating systems. It is distributed as free software and written using its own GUI toolkit. It supports the ISO/IEC standard OpenDocument Format (ODF) for data interchange as its default file format, as well as Microsoft Office formats among others. OpenOffice.org originated as StarOffice, an office suite developed by StarDivision and acquired by Sun Microsystems in August 1999. The source code of the suite was released in July 2000 with the aim of reducing the dominant market share of Microsoft Office by providing a free and open alternative; later versions of StarOffice are based upon OpenOffice.org with additional proprietary components.
The project and software are commonly known as OpenOffice, but this term is a trademark held by a company in the Netherlands co-founded by Wouter Hanegraaff and is also in use by Orange UK, requiring the project to adopt OpenOffice.org as its formal name.
OpenOffice.org comprises a collection of applications that work together closely to provide the features from a modern office suite. Many of the components are designed to mirror those available in Microsoft Office. The components available are Writer (word processor application), Calc (spreadsheet application), Impress (presentation application), Base (Database application), Draw (Drawing application), and Math (For creating and editing mathematical formulas).
This site is created to provide free openoffice templates that are ready to be used and modified easily.