The OpenOffice.org version of Lotus Symphony, offering free document, presentation, and spreadsheet functionality, is now available:

IBM Lotus Symphony Documents

  • Easy to create documents with predefined document templates
  • Fast formatting with predefined styles for paragraphs, characters, and headings
  • Contextual toolbars and editing menus
  • Inline spell checking and correction
  • Graphics that you can insert to create a variety of tables, charts, diagrams, and drawn items
  • Automatic creation of a table of contents, footnotes, indexes and footers and headers
  • Support for a variety of file types, including Microsoft Office and Lotus SmartSuite
  • Export documents to Adobe PDF for easy sharing

IBM Lotus Symphony Presentations

  • Easy to create presentations from scratch or from preconfigured presentation masters
  • Single, tabbed user interface to launch all Lotus Symphony applications and access all open document types
  • Easy to manage formatting for slides, text boxes, drawing objects and graphics
  • Slide show flow and timing control
  • Support for charts, tables, drawing objects, and graphics
  • Animation for graphics and slide transition effects
  • Support for a variety of file types including Microsoft Office and Lotus SmartSuite
  • Export documents to Adobe PDF or HTML format for easy sharing

IBM Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets

  • Easy to create new spreadsheets or use built-in spreadsheet templates
  • Single, tabbed user interface to launch all Lotus Symphony applications and access all open document types
  • Large library of mathematical functions that can be applied to cells
  • Robust formatting of text, cells, and spreadsheets
  • Formula evaluator to edit complex equations used in spreadsheets
  • Data table offers pivot table functionality
  • Support for tracking changes as you edit and revise spreadsheets
  • Support for a variety of file types including Microsoft Office and Lotus SmartSuite
  • Export documents to Adobe PDF for easy sharing

The good news? It's free. (And there's a Linux version available.) The bad? It's based on OpenOffice.org. IBM's Web site is a joke.