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LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and is available on all operating systems. It is an independently-developed version of the OpenOffice.org suite.
The office suite includes:
LibreOffice - Writer, a word processor with similar functionality and file support to Microsoft Office Word . It has extensive WYSIWYG word processing capabilities, but can also be used as a basic text editor.
LibreOffice - Calc , a spreadsheet program, similar to Microsoft Office Excel . It has a number of unique features, including a system which automatically defines series of graphs, based on information available to the user.
LibreOffice - Impress , a presentation program resembling Microsoft Office Powerpoint . Presentations can be exported as SWF files, allowing them to be viewed on any computer with Adobe Flash installed.
LibreOffice - Draw , a vector graphics editor and diagramming tool similar to Microsoft Office Visio . It provides connectors between shapes, which are available in a range of line styles and facilitate building drawings such as flowcharts. It also includes features similar to desktop publishing software such as Scribus and Microsoft Office Publisher .
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There are many different use cases for Evernote. I think Evernote's security practices are awful (no encryption, even at rest... multiple hacks, security breaches and data loss incidents...) and...See why people like LibreOffice 😍
This suite is the closest to overthrowing MSOffice. You can save Calc and Impress Files under word formats and they will pass over with precisely 0 problems. Excel to Libreoffice may be problematic....See why people do not like LibreOffice 😡 Post your review
This suite is the closest to overthrowing MSOffice. You can save Calc and Impress Files under word formats and they will pass over with precisely 0 problems. Excel to Libreoffice may be problematic. Also, Calc has no auto-calculate facility, but a basic hand-held calculator is much cheaper and easier to use than Excel.
LibreOffice is indeed a great open source office suite, but I found it to be too unstable on mac OS to be of any real use unfortunately.
In what way? I haven't had any issues thus far
@Xeogin - I find it crashing quite often on Mac OS..
Ok... I was hoping for some details since I've been thinking of mass deploying it on Macs version 10.6+ through out the organization I work for. Maybe I've just been lucky stability wise since I'm using a new Macbook Pro with 10.8.5.
@Xeogin, Strange - I'm using 10.8.5 on a new Macbook Pro too, but I find it crashing every 4 hours or more.. Very frustrating.. Especially the writer app, but also have issues with spreadsheets.
I'm a frequent open/closer, which might explain it. I'll try keeping a single spreadsheet & doc open today to test if it crashes as well.
I know it's 3.5 years later now. I'm using version 5.3 on a Mac. It's stable for me. However, on scrolling I occassionally see a line of text chopped off, but scrolling further brings it back. Not perfect, but not crashing.
Agreed, stability seems to have improved on Mac..
Still, i don't really see as something serious. The only serious behind it is that it is free. Hence why I use it. But. It's still very buggy, it still has poor misaligned messy UI where ribbon won't help because made the same poor way, it's still unreliable, something hanging out of nowhere, sometimes hogging CPU out of nowhere. Functionally-wise Calc and Writer are still long behind Excel. Localizations aren't great either.
Of course it's frustrating when Libre hangs. Although I have to say that I've seen that much less from Libre both than in previous versions and from Office 365 which, even the very newest version. I found that enormously frustrating: MS Office 365 not only costs a lot of money, it's made by one of the richest corporations and it often crashes on Windows, which is made by the same company. That's a disgrace. Which leaves us in a world where almost all office suites might crash, and Libre and MS Office both do. So I take Libre because I agree with the philosophy, I've seen a lot of improvement and I've experienced less of the crashing than in the past. As for the ribbon: I don't use it. The functionality of Calc vs Excel? Sure... Excel is ahead. Whether that's a deal-breaker depends on your needs. I don't have anything that Excel can do and Libre can't, but I completely agree that others might.
Only with the History Master addon from Open Office!
The program is listing every files that were used on the machine.
It should be a basic function...
As of now, there is a function to clear recent files.
I used HistoryMaster for this. I'll check it, thanks.
When I insert big image files, LibreOffice become very slow, so I have to resize images before.
The title says it all. Writer is an outstanding word processor, and there are a myriad of applications for the price of 0.
You only get Microsoft's Writer, Calc and Impress equivalents for £79.99! And all of this costs 0. It works no problem on my windows machine, so it is absolutely outstanding for windows users.
Until someone sends me a .docx file with an .eps image embedded. It opens the document, but shows only a blank square where the image should be. Otherwise a great product, and as my needs are quite specific, I hope others will realise that Libre Office can replace Microsoft Office in 90% of cases and save (especially public institutions) a ton of money.
I deleted LibreOffice and went back to WPS Office 2014, an older version (184.108.40.20658) which was the last release before it went to a freemium product. Libre is slow as molasses, especially when starting cold. The developers could cut the execution time considerably by making the install more optional, such as only installing the writer and spreadsheet, instead of the whole suite...or making a stand-alone writer...but they've never had any interest in doing this. WPS Office, even with its three programs, is lightening fast and still the most compatible with Microsoft documents. Libre's recent face-lift is an improvement, but WPS Office still wins in speed, interface, and compatibility.
Thank you i finally found correct verison of WPS office. I was looking for it for long time :)
See if OnlyOffice meets your needs. It's like WPS but open source; you never know what WPS is sending to servers in China (in just the same way you don't/can't know what Microsoft products are sending to their servers).
It's free, libre, modular, customizable and powerfull. Can be slow and buggy sometimes, but it's getting better with every patch
If you still have doubts about replacing the traditional Microsoft Office suite with this marvel, just notice that it's number of "Likes" triples those of the traditional suite.
Do yourself a favor, forget about Microsoft Office, etc.
If you still have doubts about replacing the traditional Microsoft Office suite with this marvel, just keep in mind that it's number of "likes" triples those of the traditional Office. No more to say.
Do yourself a favor, forget about other suits like Microsoft Office, etc.
I so wish something would dethrone the reining king of Office suites, MS Office 2010. It needs to get some major loss in market shares to actually create innovation instead of the cycle of patching UI re-releases.
I'll applaud it with all my vigour to see alternatives such as LibreOffice, Google Docs, KOffice & Kingsoft Office. Microsoft Office, while decent & has held back office suites by culling the competition through strong arming the business world into using it. LibreOffice is still in its infancy but with updates such as 3.5.0 we can see that given time they'll become worthy of standing up to the doom fortress Microsoft has carved over the years.
This comment is just a random thought: the Mac icon for LibreOffice is really ugly. Yes, it's the same icon as on Windows. But it just doesn't look right on the Mac. especially when you compare it with the icons for Apple's default apps, or even with other 3rd-party Mac apps. My biggest complaint would probably be that the icon is too big; it's noticeably larger than any other icon on my dock, and it doesn't help that 90% of the icon is just plain white. So yeah, it's a bit of an eyesore.
Deviantart -> get icon -> Candybar or whatever -> replace -> done
It's what i do on Windows, with IconPackager instead of Candybar of course.
LibreOffice looks the exact same as OpenOffice.org, so don't expect some magical intensification of your daily productivity when you switch. The Document Foundation has only added a few small features, most of which work in the background, to the original OpenOffice.org suite (so far).
Uh, you obviously haven't read the latest change-logs, have you?
3.4 and 3.5 add quite a few new features that are completely unique.
Uh, you obviously haven't read the latest change-logs, have you?
That is correct. This post was from April 2011.
I stand abashed; touche sir.
This piece of software is essentially a big middle-finger to Oracle, and though it further complicates the market of MS Office alternatives, it's quite nice and my new default Office app!