OpenOffice.org Writer is a full-featured word processor. It features unique tools such as the Navigator and Stylist. These make changing the formatting throughout a large document easy as 1-2-3.
OpenOffice.org Calc is a full-featured spreadsheet. It has a vast number of statistical and scientific functions. It can
create pivot tables, charts and more.
OpenOffice.org Impress is a full-featured presentation tool that allows the user to create and modify diagrams and pictures right within the application.
OpenOffice.org has support for various databases, including open source databases such as MySQL and PostgreSQL. This combination allows users to do tasks that used to be done with Microsoft Access.
OpenOffice.org Draw is a powerful drawing tool. It has support for both vector and bitmap images. With the Connectors tool you can create complex diagrams and
OpenOffice.org has a one-click PDF export feature that lets you create PDF files. This feature
makes exchanging documents in a standard read-only file format a simple task. The creation of PDF files normally requires third party add-on tools. With OpenOffice.org this feature comes built-in.
OpenOffice.org can export presentations and drawings to the Macromedia Flash format (.swf). You can view your presentations in any web browser with the Flash plug-in. Now recipients do not have to install any special viewer in order to view your presentation.
All these features coupled with a zero price tag make Open Office a very intelligent choice for the future.