Open Office on Windows 8?

[ad]Dear Computer Lady,

On my old computer I had Windows XP and used Microsoft Office for my letter-writing and spreadsheet needs.

Unfortunately, I now have a new computer with Windows 8.

I noticed in one of your recent answers that you recommended a program called Open Office to a Windows 7 user. I looked it up and it looks like something I could use.

Do you know if it will work with Windows 8?

Thank you for all your help through the years.


Dear Nancy,

The most recent version of Open Office (version 4.0) has been tested successfully with windows 8, so you should be able to download and use it.

Open Office at is a great alternative to Microsoft office for word processing and spreadsheets.



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