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How I'd love Microsoft to be overthrown

Comment by aayushganesh
about LibreOffice · Jul 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

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.


Great free office suite, but unstable on mac

Comment by Thelle
about LibreOffice · Jun 2013 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

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..

Runs slowly when insert big images.

Comment by Diego_ACT
about LibreOffice · Aug 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

When I insert big image files, LibreOffice become very slow, so I have to resize images before.


LibreOffice 4.4.3

Comment by BaroqueandBlue
about LibreOffice and WPS Office · May 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

I deleted LibreOffice and went back to WPS Office 2014, an older version ( 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).

Libreoffice is great now and I pity the fool who trusts WPS office

Comment by tibi97427
about LibreOffice · Feb 2020 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

It's a complete office suite, purists gonna say it's less aesthetic than MS office, well maybe but it offer almost all the same tool for free so... But for sure the themes adaptation of LibreOffice is really poor on Windows compare to the one on Linux.


Comment by Guest
about LibreOffice · Dec 2019 · 2 Helpful Report as spam

Better than Microsoft office, no ads and more than the average features.


Comment by kateh542
about LibreOffice · Apr 2020 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

I like it because its free and the best open-source alternative of MS office.


Comment by susanallison
about LibreOffice · Oct 2019 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

I use it instead of Microsoft Works


Comment by Guest
about LibreOffice · Aug 2019 · 1 Helpful Report as spam

I like this program since it is very simply and has a lot of features ( detailed more than Word and others ) - and it contains all other programs major features, and more.

Its only issue is its support for Arabic language is very week , that is a major issue for me really :((


Comment by bird
about LibreOffice · Feb 2019 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

LibreOffice appears to be the best candidate to challenge Microsoft Office, but it would be better if macOS users also can launch directly to individual applications of LibreOffice. The idea of using a launcher to access the desired application seem to echo the much-reviled Microsoft (hardly) Works.



You don't have to use the launcher. You can select the six main document types from the file menu. Double clicking on a document will open up the relevant part of LibreOffice (as long as that doc type had been put into the always open with via the Finder). So I am not clear on what exactly the problem is.

Comment by ChelOis
about LibreOffice · Apr 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

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.


Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

LibreOffice looks the exact same as, 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 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.

Comment by RafaelMauro
about LibreOffice · Jun 2020 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

The best office tools, all you need.


Comment by sl13kp
about LibreOffice · Nov 2019 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Open Source multiplatform