Another Alternative to Microsoft Office Suite, and it’s free

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http://www.liberiangeek.net – This is our second blog about switching to alternatives office productivity suite if Microsoft Office is just too expensive and not affordable to you. Most people in developing countries can’t afford to pay $300 to $400 for office suites like Microsoft Office. So, if you need a free and feature-rich office productivity suite that can do almost everything Microsoft Office does, then check out IBM Lotus Symphony.   Lotus Symphony is a free alternative to  Microsoft Office productivity suite from IBM. There are three applications that make up Lotus Symphony: Lotus Symphony Documents, Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets, and Lotus Symphony Presentations. And with the new ODF documents format support, all documents saved in Microsoft Office can also be accessed in Lotus Symphony and vice versa. Users can also enjoy the easy-to-use interface of Lotus Symphony. Because Lotus Symphony is based on OpenOffice technology, thousands of extensions have been developed that can be integrated into Symphony and extend its applications and functions.   To download and test Symphony to see if it fits your needs, then click here. IBM wants you to register before you can download the file.     1) Click Run when prompted and continue       2) Click Next to continue and accept the license agreement.     3) Select the installation location and click Next. Then accept the File Type Association options and continue.       4) Click Install to install be program. Then click Finish to end it.       5) Lotus Symphony Home page. With a single click, you can create new Document, Presentation or Spreadsheet.       6) New Document screen. You can adjust the font, text and other functionality.     7) Ne Presentation screen. This is what you called PowerPoint in Microsoft Office.     New Spreadsheet screen. This is what you called Excel in Microsoft Office.     This is another free alternative to Microsoft Office if you just can’t afford Office. Feel free to download it and use it and save yourself some $$$   Join the forum discussion on this post — (1) Posts (HowTos)