Originally Posted by Imouto
LibreOffice is awesome. I just wish that they would merge formulas with Excel and Google Sheets.
Ms Word. Well, Ms Word is the sole reason Ms Office is still the king out there. Google Sheets is so far superior to Ms Excel that it isn't even funny. Same with Ms Power Point, if you want to do something basic you can do it with pretty much anything. If you want to do something more advanced all of them will fall short to any post production software.
So LibreOffice will be almost on par with Ms Office given enough time but in the end will be up to the end user if their time is money or have enough time to deal with the free suite's quirks.
LibreOffice works for basic things, a bit like MS Works used to. As soon as you need to do anything complex (and, sadly, complex can include things as basic as heading/subheading formatting and intra-document links at times) then it can all go a bit wrong. Don't even get me started on sharing documents
between MS Office and LibreOffice; even with 'old' .doc and .xls, formatting can go all over the place, cell equations can break in fairly epic style, pictures outright missing from presentations... I ended up using CrossOver Office to get Office 2010 working on Linux at work, because otherwise when I sent documents to people on Windows, or edited one they sent me... it was a nightmare.
Originally Posted by jologskyblues
I tried OpenOffice and LibreOffice last year and they're just not the same as MS Office. Very basic and requires a bit of adjustment from what I'm used to. File compatibility is still an issue when working with more modern ms office files.
Went back to MS Office because I was issued an Office 2016 subscription at work and I'm pretty happy with it. The One Drive integration is such a convenience when working on multiple computers and devices.
Agreed. While I expect LibreOffice (and OpenOffice if it survives) to continue to improve, right now I wouldn't even put them at level with Office 2003 in terms of usability and functionality.