YES – As a free alternative, the open source program Apache OpenOffice has proven itself for many years. OpenOffice offers, like Microsoft Office various programs for word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and a database program. In addition, it includes a formula editor and a drawing program. OpenOffice is available for all major operating systems (Windows, MacOS X, Linux). With its compatibility with the widely used MS Office formats (.DOC, .XLS, .PPT, .MDB), data exchange with users of other office suites is no problem.

Apache OpenOffice can be downloaded for free via the following link

For beginners and changers we recommend the book (only in german) OpenOffice 4 für Ein- und Umsteiger by Jörg Schieb