OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice
powerful and free office automation
OpenOffice.org, an Open Source alternative to Microsoft Office, is rapidly growing acceptance in the world of office automation. Part of the reason for OpenOffice.org's success is that it is freely available. Version 2.0 of OpenOffice.org has an additional benefit: it supports the OpenDocument standard file formats defined by OASIS.
Openoffice has been recently incorporated into the project LibreOffice.
Those suites includes a word processor, a spreadsheet program, tools for graphics, charting, creating slideshows, image processing, web publishing and a relational database.
OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice can be freely downloaded and it is available in many different languages.
Many of Ethea's products integrate the OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice technology for the creation of electronic documents. All the data is available as documents that can be archived, sent via e-mail or converted to the Microsoft Office format. The concept of "printing" isn't restricted to paper output anymore. Instead, every piece of output can be archived electronically.
Here are some examples of documents generated by Ethea's products: