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Is LibreOffice a better alternative on Windows than OpenOffice now a days?

From what I'm reading LibreOffice adopted all the good stuff from OpenOffice when they released the code, but for some reason the OpenOffice Apache license prevents them from doing the same, and that together with the lack of developers, the result is that OpenOffice fell behind.
 
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What ever happened to IBM's Lotus software? Didn't they have plans to merge it with OpenOffice, or was it the other way around?

I tried it once, and liked the UI better than OpenOffice or LibreOffice.
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Aside from Excel and Powerpoint, LibreOffice is pretty good. I started using it the moment the fork happened.

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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.
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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.
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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 frown.gif 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.
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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. frown.gif
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I've never used LibreOffice. Now's as good of time as any I suppose.
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I found Libre Office to be almost the same as Open Office when LO was first released but LO has overtaken OO simply because more people are working on it. It isn't as advanced as MS Office but that doesn't bother me as I only use office for simple things and don't create advanced spreadsheets or presentations. The most important thing about it is that it's free, which is why the British Government switched to it and it's served them well enough so far.

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Having tried open office over the years i've never been happy with it and always switched back to microsoft office

but also i get office free since last year so not much point using other programs that could cause issues when sending documents to other clients.
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I never cared for OpenOffice. Always used MS suites instead. I used to use Lotus Notes WAY back. Don't remember the document program I used in DOS. On the Linux side I have been using Libre and it's OK. Still like MS better, but for what I use it for on the Linux machines it's fine.
 
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