OpenOffice Math

★★★★★

-Editors

★★★★★

-Users

OpenOffice Math makes mathematical notation and editing within documents simple. Integrate mathematical formulas into Writer, Calc, or Impress.

Pros: Simple to use and gets the job done efficiently

Cons: Limited audience of use

  • Version: 4.0.1
  • File Size: 137MB
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 7, Vista, XP, and Windows 2000

Editor's Reviews

Overview:

OpenOffice Math is a free equation editor that is included in the OpenOffice suite. Use it to add complex mathematical equations and scientific formulas to your text documents.

Pros:

There are a number of equation editors on the market, but the best free option is OpenOffice Math. OpenOffice Math probably has limited uses for the everyday user, but for those who utilize this program regularly, it’s the Holy Grail.

OpenOffice Math allows you to create professional-quality text documents with complex mathematical equations and scientific formulas embedded within. Why isn’t this possible with a normal word processor, you ask? Well, often times the complicated symbols used in the equations are not available. Additionally, the alignment and order used in formulas cannot be replicated well.

Equation editors like OpenOffice Math allow you to create text documents without these constraints—and it does it well. It’s simple to understand interface allows users to pick up its functions easily, and once you’re done with your equation you can embed it directly into your word processor document if needed.

Cons:

There’s not a whole lot we can say against OpenOffice Math. It has one purpose—to add complex mathematical equations and scientific formulas that often need to be handwritten to typed documents—and it does it perfectly well.

If anything, OpenOffice Math is a product that isn’t needed by about 75% of the user population. But that doesn’t make it a bad product, and you never know when you might need to avail of its abilities.

Final Verdict:

OpenOffice Math is the best free alternative to Microsoft Equation Editor. If you need to use an equation editor to spruce up your text documents, look no further than OpenOffice Math!

Product Description

Designed to work with the rest of the OpenOffice Suite, Math allows you to create mathematical equations and upload them into other OpenOffice programs. Because equations contain special characters, they can be difficult to format in most programs. Math is designed to make it easy to create equations and upload them into other programs. Files created with Math are also compatible with other productivity suites.

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Full Specifications

    General

  • Publisher: The Apache Software Foundation
  • Publisher Site: http://www.openoffice.org/
  • License: GNU GPL

    Download Information

  • Version: 4.0.1
  • File Size: 137MB
  • Price: FREE
  • Operating Systems: Windows 7, Vista, XP, and Windows 2000