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LibreOffice

LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity.

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Avg rating of 4.3 (78)| 87 comments
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LibreOffice Features

  1.  Ad-freeLibreOffice doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
  2.  Works OfflineLibreOffice can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
  3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreOffice can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  4.  Spell CheckingLibreOffice can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
  5.  PortableLibreOffice can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

LibreOffice information

  • Developed byThe Document Foundation
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.3 (78 ratings)
  • Alternatives49 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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Our users have written 87 comments and reviews about LibreOffice, and it has gotten 2643 likes

LibreOffice was added to AlternativeTo by moonwreath on and this page was last updated . LibreOffice is sometimes referred to as Libre Office, LO.

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theresnot
  
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It is open source and amazingly helpful piece of software, once you get used to, you won't go back to any other office package.

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richshields
  
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Ease of use, ability to open other formats.

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paulocorceiro
  
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I really would like to say that is wonderful and works like a charm, but unfortunately it's not true with me. The documents my boss send me are wrongly presented (docx most of the times) with a lot of problems in frames and tables. Cells are in the wrong places a lot of times, text is trying to escape from frames, etc. The most compatible free office suite is the Chinese WPS never fails and it's much faster than Libre Office and MS Office. If you don't mind that little ad on the corner of the desktop it will be a nice free alternative.

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chtfn

It's an uphill battle to provide perfect compatibility with Microsoft's default formats, but the latest release of LibreOffice (7.2) integrates many improvements in that respect. Could be worth it giving it a go and see if it has significantly improved for you. With remaining issues, it would be wonderful if you could report them on the project's bug report website, with an example document, if you have the time: https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/ That's the best way to get it to improve!

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colada
  
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I like LibreOffice because it is free and was easy to transition to from MS Word.

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mercedesmwright
  
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Open source and a really good alternative to word.

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It does take a little getting used to as it does things differently to Ms Office but will do all the smae plus you can save in MS format also

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android037
  
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It can be overkill, I think most people that do not like it are not the intended audience. It is not as user friendly as MS Office by any means but it gives you so much more power and flexibility. The only issue with that now is more and more people are switching to Linux desktops or at least trying something out, and usually things like Office suites that would be geared towards a user, are not so bulky.

If you have some time, I'd recommend it but if you want open source that you can use out of box for Office alternative, OnlyOffice is likely a better fit. LibreOffice definitely has more functionality than any other office suite, its just a matter of getting used to it.

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