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LibreOffice is the BEST Replacement for Microsoft Office - DO NOT USE OpenOffice!  OpenOffice CAN DELETE Your Documents WHILE SAVING THEM!!! Software Santa is regretful that he EVER saw that Useless Apache Open Office! 
Libre Office CAN still open your Password Locked files: even when OpenOffice suddenly, and for no reason, can't open them any more.

LibreOffice is the power-packed free, libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux. (LibreOffice 4.3 can still run on OS X 10.6+, but do remember that any technical support ended when 4.3.7.2 was retired on May 27, 2015.)

(Warning!  All OpenOffice versions before 4.1.3 are affected by CVE-2015-1774 and several other Known Security Faults: and all of them have a serious security vulnerability/DoS fault that requires you to MANUALLY remove a library from deep within your installation in order to repair it. LibreOffice does not have that same vulnerability. You are advised to switch from that highly insecure OpenOffice at once!) 

LibreOffice is the BEST - and Most Secure - alternative to Microsoft Office. LibreOffice is up to Version 5 Already ... there aren't enough developers to get Apache Open Office out of Version 4 yet! 

Feature Comparison: LibreOffice - Microsoft Office: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Feature_Comparison:_LibreOffice_-_Microsoft_Office


For Instance: Microsoft Word has a really COOL feature called "Word Art" which lets you shape Letters/Words into Shapes (for Logos or Ads or Signs).

In LibreOffice look for "Fontwork" instead of "Word Art"!

This was FUN to make! Software Santa created this Fontwork logo with "Fontwork": and even put a high gloss custom paint job on it in just Minutes!  8) :D

Software Santa LOVES his Copy! A Software Santa Pick!


Download the latest version for your system here: http://downloadarchive.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/old/
The last version to support Mac OS X 10.6 was LibreOffice 4.3.7.2 and you can download that old unsupported version here -
32 Bit 10.6 Systems: http://downloadarchive.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/old/4.3.7.2/mac/x86/LibreOffice_4.3.7.2_MacOS_x86.dmg
64 Bit 10.6 Systems: http://downloadarchive.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/old/4.3.7.2/mac/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.3.7.2_MacOS_x86-64.dmg

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LibreOffice is the power-packed free, libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers. You, too, can get involved!

Features

The LibreOffice Start Center

LibreOffice is a comprehensive, professional-quality productivity suite that you can download and install for free. There is a large base of satisfied LibreOffice users worldwide, and it is available in more than 30 languages and for all major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse, ...).

You can download, install and distribute LibreOffice freely, with no fear of copyright infringement.


What's outstanding about LibreOffice?

LibreOffice is a feature-packed and mature desktop productivity package with some really great advantages:

    It's free - no worry about license costs or annual fees.
    No language barriers - it's available in a large number of languages, with more being added continually.
    LGPL public license - you can use it, customize it, hack it and copy it with free user support and developer support from our active worldwide community and our large and experienced developer team.
    LibreOffice is a free software community-driven project: development is open to new talent and new ideas, and our software is tested and used daily by a large and devoted user community; you, too, can get involved and influence its future development.

LibreOffice gives you high quality:

    The roots of LibreOffice go back 20 years. This long history means it's a stable and functional product.
    Thousands of users worldwide regularly take part in beta testing of new LibreOffice versions.
    Because the development process is completely open, LibreOffice has been extensively tested by security experts, giving you security and peace of mind.

LibreOffice is user-friendly:

    You get a simple-to-use yet powerful interface that is easy to personalize - Microsoft Office users will find the switch easy and painless, with a familiar look and feel.
    Compatible with all major competitors' file formats. You can easily import files from Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and many other formats, and can easily save to Microsoft Office and other formats when needed.
    LibreOffice is supported by a big worldwide community: volunteers help newcomers, and advanced users and developers can collaborate with you to find solutions to complex issues.

What does LibreOffice give you?

Writer is the word processor inside LibreOffice. Use it for everything, from dashing off a quick letter to producing an entire book with tables of contents, embedded illustrations, bibliographies and diagrams. The while-you-type auto-completion, auto-formatting and automatic spelling checking make difficult tasks easy (but are easy to disable if you prefer). Writer is powerful enough to tackle desktop publishing tasks such as creating multi-column newsletters and brochures. The only limit is your imagination.

Calc tames your numbers and helps with difficult decisions when you're weighing the alternatives. Analyze your data with Calc and then use it to present your final output. Charts and analysis tools help bring transparency to your conclusions. A fully-integrated help system makes easier work of entering complex formulas. Add data from external databases such as SQL or Oracle, then sort and filter them to produce statistical analyses. Use the graphing functions to display large number of 2D and 3D graphics from 13 categories, including line, area, bar, pie, X-Y, and net – with the dozens of variations available, you're sure to find one that suits your project.

Impress is the fastest and easiest way to create effective multimedia presentations. Stunning animation and sensational special effects help you convince your audience. Create presentations that look even more professional than the standard presentations you commonly see at work. Get your collegues' and bosses' attention by creating something a little bit different.

Draw lets you build diagrams and sketches from scratch. A picture is worth a thousand words, so why not try something simple with box and line diagrams? Or else go further and easily build dynamic 3D illustrations and special effects. It's as simple or as powerful as you want it to be.

Base is the database front-end of the LibreOffice suite. With Base, you can seamlessly integrate your existing database structures into the other components of LibreOffice, or create an interface to use and administer your data as a stand-alone application. You can use imported and linked tables and queries from MySQL, PostgreSQL or Microsoft Access and many other data sources, or design your own with Base, to build powerful front-ends with sophisticated forms, reports and views. Support is built-in or easily addable for a very wide range of database products, notably the standardly-provided HSQL, MySQL, Adabas D, Microsoft Access and PostgreSQL.

Math is a simple equation editor that lets you lay-out and display your mathematical, chemical, electrical or scientific equations quickly in standard written notation. Even the most-complex calculations can be understandable when displayed correctly. E=mc2.

LibreOffice also comes configured with a PDF file creator, meaning you can distribute documents that you're sure can be opened and read by users of almost any computing device or operating system.

Download LibreOffice now and try it out today.

Feature_Comparison:_LibreOffice_-_Microsoft_Office
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Feature_Comparison:_LibreOffice_-_Microsoft_Office 
 clearly, on Mac OS X, LibreOffice is the better program ... and costs a LOT less!


 As you can see ... LibreOffice does what MS Office does (Pretty much) but is totally free.

And Libre Office won't destroy your documents IF it Crashes WHILE saving them: Software Santa LOST a MONTH and A HALF's worth of irreplaceable work by trusting his work to OpenOffice and DOES NOT Recommend Open Office to anyone ever again!!!!

http://www.libreoffice.org/

Download the latest version for your system here: http://downloadarchive.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/old/
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