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Is there Online Version of OpenOffice?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:01 pm
by teacher001
I am an online instructor who uses OpenOffice. Many students are purchasing Chromebooks.


Is there an online version of OpenOffice? If so, does it include all components (i.e., database)?

Re: Is there Online Version of OpenOffice?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:16 pm
by RoryOF
No. OpenOffice must be downloaded and installed locally.

Re: Is there Online Version of OpenOffice?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:15 pm
by larart46
Look at www.rollapp.com. They have OO Writer available as an offline app on Chromebook. I have downloaded it for testing and I am having issues saving a document, so check it out carefully. I suspect that the files are saved only on their cloud server.

Re: Is there Online Version of OpenOffice?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:12 pm
by Villeroy
teacher001 wrote:If so, does it include all components (i.e., database)?

A database deserves its own service. Databases are radically different from documents. IMHO (don't know much about it) you can build a cloud service on a database but not the other way round.

Re: Is there Online Version of OpenOffice?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:57 pm
by larart46
I looked at the software products that rollApp has online and the OO database, draw, writer, and presentation packages are there. It appears that you have to sign up for a premium package at $5.99/mo. to save files to your Google Drive, Box, or Dropbox. The free level of service allows a user to view OO files saved on a another device where the file was generated if you are away from that device. Interesting approach to having software available from a cloud server. Hope this helps!