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We used office 03 at work, and i've got no use for office at home.

I'd love to upgrade to a newer version (not 07) but have you seen the price of an office pro license?!?
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Welcome to the professional world where like it or not, MS Office is the standard.

Eh, depends what you do. If you're typing stuff up in Word, usually LibreOffice is fine these days. Not sure about PPT and Excel though.
    
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Eh, depends what you do. If you're typing stuff up in Word, usually LibreOffice is fine these days. Not sure about PPT and Excel though.

I've not used libre office, but i found open office's presentation (powerpoint) to be better for me in college. Do any professionals use ppt though?
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I've not used libre office, but i found open office's presentation (powerpoint) to be better for me in college. Do any professionals use ppt though?

Word, PPT and Excel are standards in the business world. I extensively use Word and PPT, less so Excel. These are for business presentations and professional training.

Free counterparts are not 100% compatible and should be avoided. I would never think of working on a PPT or Excel spreadsheet for work using a free alternative to Office. Sure, they support the native format for saving and loading, but they are not functionally identical and do not handle formatting the same, especially with formulas and advanced powerpoint content.
    
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The only reasons to use MS Office are for advanced Excel macros/functions and Outlook integration with Exchange.
Most people will be fine with LibreOffice.
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Word, PPT and Excel are standards in the business world. I extensively use Word and PPT, less so Excel. These are for business presentations and professional training.
Free counterparts are not 100% compatible and should be avoided. I would never think of working on a PPT or Excel spreadsheet for work using a free alternative to Office. Sure, they support the native format for saving and loading, but they are not functionally identical and do not handle formatting the same, especially with formulas and advanced powerpoint content.

That may be so but for a simple user like myself and the majority of the people who only type a text document LibreOffice is just fine, this of course does mean that I've never used any form of Excell for any advanced work other than simple things.
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Of course, if you are only doing extremely basic tasks any tool will do.

Most users would be fine with Windows Wordpad or even notepad. The hoopla about Office and compatibility is just that, businesses who want it to work without having to spend time and money fixing incompatibilities.
    
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I still use word 2007, I see no need to upgrade word, just like I see no need to upgrade, or in my opinion downgrade to windows 8.
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Of course, if you are only doing extremely basic tasks any tool will do.
Most users would be fine with Windows Wordpad or even notepad. The hoopla about Office and compatibility is just that, businesses who want it to work without having to spend time and money fixing incompatibilities.

Most users would be, but they fall into the trap of thinking that Microsoft word is a requirement.
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The only reasons to use MS Office are for advanced Excel macros/functions and Outlook integration with Exchange.
Most people will be fine with LibreOffice.

I previously thought the same thing until I used it exclusively for about a year. It is a pain to get things to look how you want them to. I would rather use LaTEX then LibreOffice at this point. MS Word is so much easier to format and it keeps your formatting, unlike Libre which for some strange reason just loves to change things
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Oh what the hell, STOP CHANGING MY OFFICE SUITES!

^ THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's why I switched to OpenOffice / LibreOffice*

(*I guess OpenOffice now called LibreOffice)

Got sick of the scrambled eggs in my program, every time I turn around I gotta relearn MS Office, MEH!
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