Why LibreOffice Instead Of any Other Office packs ??

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Why LibreOffice Instead Of any Other Office packs ??

Postby raindeer » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:44 pm

I am new user to open office that's why i am not able to understand why this is the most popular office suit in the world...
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Re: Why Libre Office Instead Of any Other Office packs ??

Postby RusselB » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:14 pm

Open Office and LibreOffice both use internationally recognized file formats.
Both are free to install and use on any number of machines.
While there are differences between Open Office and LibreOffice, I can't enumerate them, as I'm not familiar with all of the differences.
As you state you are a new user to Open Office, I suspect that your version of Open Office is 4.1.1, not 2.4. If you are using 2.4 then I strongly recommend you upgrade to 4.1.1
In either case, I also suggest you click the User Control Panel link near the top left of this page and edit your profile information.

While I would like to believe that Open Office/LibreOffice has become the most popular office suite in the world, I don't know if there are any statistics to back that claim up,

If you were using another office package and have recently switched to Open Office/Libre Office, then there may be a bit of learning involved to get Open Office working in a manner that you are comfortable with.
Some of the helpers on this forum have knowledge and/or experience transitioning from one office suite to another, so don't be afraid to ask questions.
I don't think I've ever seen a helper on this forum use the term RTFM (aka: Read the F*ing Manual), with the exception of when their is a direct mention of one or more sections in the manual (ie: help file)
OpenOffice 4.1.7 and LibreOffice on Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate
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Re: Why LibreOffice Instead Of any Other Office packs ??

Postby faustjonson2 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:55 pm

I've been using Microsoft Office (MO) for a long time and can write about the key differences I've noticed:
- OO is free and MO will cost you some money;
- there is no possibility to redistribute the product or modify it when it comes to MO;
- OO is compatible with different platforms (Mac, Windows, Linux, etc.) while MO is not;
- MO is probably faster and has more features. That is why you have to pay for it.
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Re: Why LibreOffice Instead Of any Other Office packs ??

Postby Markdc » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:52 am

It is one of the most popular suites used all around the world. It is license free. People don't need a license to start on it, as a Microsoft suite does. Best suite for startups and new enterprises.
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