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LibreOffice review by Manish Kumar Y.
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"Great alternative to MS Office"

What do you like best?

The community based project has come a long way to be compete for the top spot in document editing tool. It is completely free and provides many great fonts. It can save many formats. It also provides good charts and the ability to connect to third party libraries is no secret. It works nicely on all the operating systems though is best for linux.

What do you dislike?

It does not provide a mail editing client which can be added to it. It does not look premium though will sail through eventually. It does not saves data when it crashes. It still misses many features offered by ms office but we must remember it is free and is totally worth using it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When you are considering office tool for cross platforms and large number of devices, you can not find any tool better than this.

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It is a great free software and you get alot things similar to MS Office. Though it is visually not pleasing but it handles alot of data very efficiently. It has all basic features to handle the different types of docs and excel sheets. It also makes good small presentations for us. We use it for all the systems which do not need high end functionalities.

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LibreOffice review by Kyle C.
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"La mejor alternativa para Office"

What do you like best?

En pocas palabras es gratis, fácil de usar y potente. Desarrollado como un software de código abierto por un equipo de programadores de manera desinteresada, no requiere la compra de una licencia, a diferencia de sus competidores. En la última actualización, la herramienta ha mejorado mucho, especialmente en su interfaz, ya que ahora tiene iconos que se integran mucho mejor en la aplicación y son más descriptivos, lo que permite una mayor armonización con el sistema operativo.

En cuanto a la potencia, también es sorprendente el salto que ha dado la aplicación en las últimas versiones, especialmente en el procesador de textos, ya que incorpora muchas opciones que no estaban presentes antes y que faltaban si realizamos una comparación con Microsoft Word. Actualmente la aplicación es compatible con diferentes sistemas operativos como Windows, Linux y MacOS. Personalmente uso tanto Windows en el trabajo como Linux en mi casa y ambas versiones funcionan muy bien.

What do you dislike?

Teniendo en cuenta que la aplicación te permite seleccionar entre varios temas de iconos por defecto, no entiendo cómo seleccionaron por defecto la integración más fea y peor que tienen con la aplicación, estos iconos no son en absoluto descriptivos y dan la sensación de que Cada icono corresponde a un tema diferente.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Le recomiendo usar LibreOffice como una aplicación principal si necesita un procesador de textos, una hoja de cálculo y una aplicación de presentación, ya que funcionan muy bien y no tienen nada que envidiar a otras aplicaciones similares. Por el contrario, le recomiendo que no lo use como administrador de base de datos porque la aplicación de Libreoffice base es muy limitada y no es demasiado poderosa, por lo que es mejor buscar alternativas en este caso.

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Me permite usar hojas de cálculo y procesamiento de textos sin la necesidad de comprar licencias muy caras como MS Word, con LibreOffice tengo una suite de oficina completa capaz de realizar todo tipo de tareas sin pagar nada.

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LibreOffice review by Lester C.
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"Ausgezeichnete kostenlose Office-Suite"

What do you like best?

In wenigen Worten ist es kostenlos, einfach zu bedienen und leistungsstark. Desinteressiert als Open-Source-Software von einem Team von Programmierern entwickelt, erfordert sie im Gegensatz zu den Mitbewerbern keine Lizenz. Im letzten Update hat sich das Tool vor allem in der Benutzeroberfläche sehr verbessert, da es jetzt über Icons verfügt, die sich viel besser in die Anwendung integrieren und beschreibender sind, was eine stärkere Abstimmung mit dem Betriebssystem ermöglicht.

Was die Leistung angeht, überrascht auch der Sprung, den die Anwendung in den neuesten Versionen gegeben hat, insbesondere in der Textverarbeitung, da sie viele Optionen enthält, die zuvor nicht vorhanden waren und die fehlten, wenn wir einen Vergleich mit Microsoft Word anstellten. Derzeit unterstützt die Anwendung verschiedene Betriebssysteme wie Windows, Linux und MacOS. Ich persönlich verwende sowohl Windows at work als auch Linux in meinem Haus und beide Versionen funktionieren sehr gut.

What do you dislike?

Wenn man bedenkt, dass die Anwendung es Ihnen ermöglicht, standardmäßig zwischen verschiedenen Themen für Symbole zu wählen, verstehe ich nicht, wie sie standardmäßig die hässlichste und schlechteste Integration ausgewählt haben, die sie mit der Anwendung haben Jedes Symbol entspricht einem anderen Thema.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ich empfehle Ihnen, LibreOffice als Hauptanwendung zu verwenden, wenn Sie ein Textverarbeitungsprogramm, eine Tabellenkalkulations- und Präsentationsanwendung benötigen, da sie sehr gut funktionieren und nichts Vergleichbares zu anderen Anwendungen haben. Im Gegenteil empfehle ich, dass Sie es nicht als Datenbankmanager verwenden, da die Anwendung von Libreoffice Base sehr begrenzt ist und nicht zu mächtig ist. In diesem Fall ist es besser, nach Alternativen zu suchen.

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Es erlaubt mir, Tabellenkalkulationen und Textverarbeitung zu verwenden, ohne sehr teure Lizenzen wie MS Word kaufen zu müssen. Mit LibreOffice habe ich eine komplette Office-Suite, die alle Arten von Aufgaben erledigen kann, ohne etwas dafür zu bezahlen.

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LibreOffice review by Alfredo B.
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"Excellent free office suite"

What do you like best?

In a few words it is free, simple to use and powerful. Developed as open source software by a team of programmers in a disinterested way, it does not require the purchase of a license, unlike its competitors. In the last update the tool has improved a lot especially in its interface as it now has icons that integrate much better in the application and are more descriptive which allows a greater harmonization with the operating system.

As for power is also surprising the leap that has given the application in the latest versions, especially in the word processor as it incorporates many options that were not present before and that were missing if we made a comparison with Microsoft Word. Currently the application supports different operating systems such as Windows, Linux and MacOS. Personally I use both Windows at work and Linux in my house and both versions work very well.

What do you dislike?

Keeping in mind that the application allows you to select between several themes of icons by default I do not understand how they have selected by default the ugliest and worst integration they have with the application, these icons are not at all descriptive and give the sensation that each icon corresponds to a different theme.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend you use LibreOffice as a main application if you need a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation application since they work very well and have nothing to envy to other similar applications. On the contrary I recommend that you do not use it as a database manager because the application of Libreoffice base is very limited and it is not too powerful, much better to look for alternatives in this case.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows me to use spreadsheets and word processing without the need to buy very expensive licenses like MS Word, with LibreOffice I have a complete office suite capable of performing all kinds of tasks without paying anything.

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LibreOffice review by david R.
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"Free office suite"

What do you like best?

I have been using Libreoffice since I started my PhD, during this time I used LibreOffice writer, calc and presentation for my works in which I have had great results without noticing at any time that I needed any option that was not present in the application.

The application has greatly improved its level since then and today has hardly any difference in performance and efficiency in Writer so it is possible to use this open source and free alternative to create text documents or extensive projects for business work, as well as Memorandum or other types of documents. It is also possible to write letters, presentations and any other paper format such as A4, A3, A7 or custom formats required by the user.

What do you dislike?

Within the office suite there are several programs so it is very difficult for someone to not have problems or a bug but in general the result is very good, except Base.

Sadly Base gives many problems and is not completely compatible with its counterpart in Microsoft Office so it is not possible to import databases. In addition, its speed in queries is not very high and when we work with extensive databases it is best to resort to a different alternative such as a database server in MySQL.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As a word processor is certainly a great free alternative because the results are professional without having additional costs, also has integrated applications that will make your work easier especially using Calc, macros are without a doubt one of the great things that LibreOffice has .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Personally, it helped me a lot to get ahead in my professional career since I could not afford to pay the licenses of other office programs. Although I used some trials I always went back to LibreOffice because I did not notice any difference between the operation or result of one or another application.

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LibreOffice review by Billy S.
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"A great alternative for Office"

What do you like best?

The best thing about LibreOffice is that it is an open source and totally free ofimatic suite that rivals Microsoft's being paid. As an office suite it is very professional and can even compete with the google suite. Provides word processor (writer), excel (calc), draw, impress (powerpoint) and base.

This office suite works natively on any platform or operating system such as Windows, Linux or MAC. The results in their different versions are identical.

The applications that make up this office suite are very stable and with a very low resource consumption. In addition the graphical interface has been improved to look better visually. With writer and calc we will cover the majority of our professional needs.

What do you dislike?

- LibreOffice Base I found that it is not at the level of the rest of the office suite, much less its competitor in MS, frankly I am disappointed

- The icons are not uniform in all the applications, some even have different sizes and this problem has been dragged since several versions.

- Although Draw was very useful to me, it gave me some problems to edit PDF files in which when importing it created a large amount of elements that affected the computer creating an unbearable lag.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a word processor or spreadsheet, I recommend that you try LibreOffice because it is free and you will have the same results as with another suite. If you are going to build databases you should look at another alternative.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

He needed a competent word processor and did not want to pay several hundred dollars for an office license so that the result was exactly the same. With libreoffice I can have the complete suite without paying any license.

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LibreOffice review by Wilfred M.
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"Great office alternative"

What do you like best?

I started using LibreOffice while I was studying at school, so I have not used other office alternatives to compare, so I will do my evaluation of the application based on my experiences, first LibreOffice is an office suite that includes word processor, excel, databases (simple), slides and presentations.

Professionally I have also used the application and I have never felt the need to install an alternative because this application lacked options. If it is true that the learning curve of the application is quite high for inexperienced users.

Technically the application works in a stable way and although sometimes it may crash, due to some computer failure, the LibreOffice itself or power outages, the application has a very useful data recovery tool that prevents you from losing information even if you have not saved your progress

What do you dislike?

As every LibreOffice application also has negative aspects, in my opinion they are:

- Graphic interface, specifically the theme of the icons, the icons are too inconsistent and do not keep a uniformity with each other, some are larger than others and most do not describe well the represented tool.

- Macros, definitely the learning curve is something to take into account when you use this tool but it gives the feeling that you could strive to make something simpler this section.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The application is highly recommended for any user, professional, academic and even personal, not only will you learn to use essential tools but also free products and open-source code.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Use LibreOffice both professionally and personally at home for excel documents (accounting). I mostly use Writer and Calc applications, in both I have obtained the results I expected when using them and especially professionally they have helped me to solve problems, especially in calc.

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LibreOffice review by Rene G.
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"An excellent program for office use with great support and tools"

What do you like best?

I like the capabilities of this software, as well as being very useful for everyday tasks in the office, such as making spreadsheets, documents, and graphic presentations to support business meetings. It also does not consume a lot of resources, its use of resources is highly optimized, since it opens really heavy files without the program hanging. In addition, if the license is free, despite this, people are always willing to donate because their software is very good and their community helps users all the time. I also like that it can be used in different operating systems such as Windows, Mac or Linux. Not all office packages have this possibility.

What do you dislike?

Still needs to improve many tools to reach the level that has Microsoft office, it is also understood that being a free software developers live on donations, while Microsoft Office has a large budget for the development of their software. The learning curve is not very fast, but LibreOffice offers courses to learn how to manage your software well. In addition you can not share files through an online service as in the case of Google Drive and its file system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend this software to any large, medium or small company, especially to small companies that do not always have the necessary budget to buy Microsoft office licenses. It is also a software with great capabilities and tools that is important to have in any office.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I help in the company to be able to standardize an offline software for use in Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems, in this way the staff would only have to know how to operate a tool regardless of what operating system was being used.

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LibreOffice review by Richard J.
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What do you like best?

Very customizable program with which it is easier to adapt to any type of user. The program interface is very clear and very well implemented which makes it easy to use.

The installation is very fast and the download is free. The program is very fluid and has no compatibility problems.

What do you dislike?

Libreoffice does not have mobile versions.

It can give failures when importing documents of different length.

They do not have a quick and effective technical support, they do not solve all the doubts that I have asked them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

One of the best options in writing software to replace other payment programs, with a very simple design and a large number of languages ​​that makes this program have a greater reach globally.

Recommended for novice, advanced users and for all types of companies.

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La herramienta de exportar es de las mejores, concretamente la que más solemos utilizar es la de exportar a PDF para trabajar de forma más cómoda.

Los documentos tienen muchas herramientas de personalización

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LibreOffice review by Roelfi R.
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"The high quality office automation available to everyone."

What do you like best?

I've been using it since it came out, its growth is impressive and very satisfying for all my needs as a user. One of the things that I like the most is that I do not have to go to each one of the applications to open a specific file, the program is in charge of looking for the most suitable one for the extension and without compatibility problems. Also, the interface has improved a lot, it is at the level of competition. Another element that I like very much, is its preview to the files with which I have been working, it is a great support for all my office activities. In addition, the best aspect of all, is that being an open source system, it costs nothing, yes, it is completely free, which saves me a lot of money in licenses as well as the company for which I work.

What do you dislike?

They are going in the right direction, they will continue to improve with the passing of the years, I have no doubt about that. If I would like the language package to be included in the installer for windows and not as a complement. I have used it in iOS and it is a beauty as it is stylized. Of the rest I have no complaints, it is good luck to have this office suite.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I have the installer with me, and friends and family who ask me for advice to stop paying for licenses and have the same features as Microsoft Office, receive a strong response from me, to whom I have recommended they have no complaints about the potential, They are very happy and appreciate your use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When you are an entrepreneur you are looking to save money on many things, for the office, the use of licenses requires a lot of money, so LibreOffice solves that small but great detail, having a work tool of great capacity and scope totally free. The other important element to solve our problems, is how easy it is for internal implementation trainings. All the staff has felt very comfortable to be able to receive an induction on LibreOffice without any problem of adaptability.

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LibreOffice review by daniel c.
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"Libre Office.- Tu suite ofimática definitiva."

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LibreOffice es un programa bajo los términos del acuerdo de licencias de código abierto GNU. Es totalmente gratuito y compatible con los sistemas operativos del mercado mayormente utilizados.

LibreOffice es la solución ideal para una empresa que no quiera o no pueda gastar mucho presupuesto en costosas licencias de software ofimático, pues LibreOffice es una colección de programas con diversos obnjetivos, entre ellos, procesador de textos, hoja de cálculo, gestor de bases de datos relacionales, software de dibujo y diseño básico y software de elaboración de presentaciones tipo diapositiva o slide.

What do you dislike?

Lo peor de libreoffice es que no admite la forma de trabajo colaborativo en línea, algo muy necesario a día de hoy, y también se echa en falta la inclusión de un gestor de correo electrónico como sí incluye su rival directo de Microsoft.

En ocasiones, en documentos de textos o de presentación con diapositivas realizados por el software de la competencia, la compatibilidad no se logra al cien por cien, dando lugar a resultados inesperados a la hora de visualizarlos.

Por lo demás, no hay quejas al respecto de este software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

No hay que tenerle miedo a salirse de lo habitual, la compatibilidad de libre office con otros formatos esta casi conseguida, es gratis y muy completo, profesional e intuitivo.

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Libreoffice ayuda en nuestros quehaceres diarios relacionados con el trabajo de oficina, principalmente las hojas de texto y las de cálculo.

Además, al ser gratuito se instala en todos los ordenadores de la empresa sin miedo a tener que pagar en costosas licencias.

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LibreOffice review by Sirajuddin A.
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"LibreOffice is an excellent tool for writing blogs and documents."

What do you like best?

LibreOffice is an opensource software so it is easy to download from its website and it is free of cost. I use LibreOffice writer, for writing my blogs and books reviews and this tool helps me a lot in modifying and spelling check. There are various types of fonts available in it right from Liberation Serif to Wan Quan Yi Zen Hei Sharp. Another advantage of using this software is the PDF conversion of the documents as it is easy to convert. There are many helpful tools available in this software to make a document or a spreadsheet with par excellence.

What do you dislike?

The thing I dislike is about the LibreOffice draw, as there is an option here to edit the pdf documents, but the PDF editing is not easy and the with images it is very difficult and the outcome also not good.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There are benefits I have realized by using this software, like writing blogs, documents and spreadsheets, and even ebooks.

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LibreOffice review by Paula T.
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"El mejor paquete todo en uno"

What do you like best?

El hecho de que LibreCalc puede manejar literalmente un millón de datasets y no necesita hardware extraordinario para hacer eso. Con otras herramientas de oficina tuve serios problemas como accidentes o un tiempo de espera extraordinario durante el trabajo con una base de datos tan grande. Y por supuesto es libre para siempre. Y aunque su libre el apoyo es muy bueno, especialmente la comunidad saludable alrededor de las herramientas.

What do you dislike?

Trabajar con este programa es muy rápido, pero el inicio de varios archivos a veces necesita mucho tiempo. El otro punto es mi opinión subjetiva. Me costó mucho tiempo aprender todas las características que son diferentes de otras herramientas de oficina, pero las clases ofrecidas por libre ayudaron mucho.

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Simplemente todo el trabajo de oficina que te puedas imaginar. Desde cálculos de costos hasta trabajar con datos de clientes con libre para escribir invitaciones a personas.

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LibreOffice review by Gracia P.
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"Incredibilmente buono"

What do you like best?

Quello che mi piace di più di LibreOffice è la sua praticità, hai tutto il software di cui hai bisogno in un unico pacchetto (editor di testo, fogli di calcolo, presentazioni e database).

Uno dei motivi principali per scegliere LibreOffice è che è un programma gratuito e open source che viene costantemente aggiornato, quindi non c'è bisogno di pagare molto per ottenere un buon pacchetto office con tutte le funzionalità di cui hai bisogno.

LibreOffice Draw è in grado di modificare i documenti PDF, il che è molto utile per compilare i moduli.

Una delle caratteristiche che mi piace di più è la possibilità di firmare documenti con certificati digitali, questa funzione non è solitamente disponibile nella maggior parte delle soluzioni per ufficio.

What do you dislike?

L'ultima cosa che mi piace di LibreOffice è la distribuzione dell'interfaccia, all'inizio è difficile abituarsi perché i menu non sono organizzati in modo intuitivo.

È anche un po' confuso navigare tra i menu di configurazione.

Lo svantaggio principale dell'utilizzo di LibreOffice è che non è completamente compatibile con Microsoft Office, questo è un motivo per cui la maggior parte delle aziende utilizzano Microsoft Office.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Raccomando di usare LibreOffice perché è facile da usare, libero e open source.

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Gracias a LibreOffice puedo tener una excelente solución ofimática sin la necesidad de pagar caras licencias de otros softwares ofimáticos

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LibreOffice review by Milagros Nazaret L.
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"A simple, multiplatform office suite that is positioned in the market for its powerful tools"

What do you like best?

LibreOffice is a simple, lightweight, cross-platform and open source office suite with an intuitive interface and powerful tools that improve productivity. It is available for different operating systems and architectures.

LibreOffice incorporates several applications, Writer, the word processor, Calc the spreadsheet, Impress presentation editor, Math for mathematical formula editing, Draw which is a drawing application and flow diagrams and Base, the database e interface with other databases. In addition, Writer also works as a design program: it allows you to make texts, create interiors of books and magazines. It also greatly improved the compatibility with the Microsoft Office suite.

LibreOffice is customizable, for example, The interface of the context menu for dynamic tables is very simple, then from Tools> Customize, you can add the options of Data: Show details, Hide details, Group and Ungroup and already have a more manageable dynamic table, almost as much as in Excel. libreOffice exports in ePub, XHTML, MediaWiki and in image format. In my opinion, one of the most important features LibreOffice is the number of extensions it has, which adds more specific features, templates, and powerful mechanisms according to the needs of users. As for OpenPGP keys, they can be used to sign documents on all desktop platforms (with experimental encryption support), it is noteworthy that it has a large community that supports it and an improved documentation

What do you dislike?

LibreOffice 6 base has presented some errors with the conversion from hsqldb to firebird, if there is a table view with a calculated field gives an error. There is no editing mode as queries nor editing in sql mode. Although LibreOffice is heading to be one of the best suites for its versatility, it can not be ignored that the Microsoft Office suite has a large part of the market and functions that are not yet supported by this application

Recommendations to others considering the product

Save costs since you do not need to buy a license, and has improved its interface and tools, besides that now you can export your documents to epub

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- Export to ePub, XHTML, MediaWiki.

- It also greatly improved the compatibility with the Microsoft Office suite.

- expands the extensions that improve the usability of the app

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LibreOffice review by Leandro D.
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"Very capable & stable"

What do you like best?

LibreOffice is able to open all kinds of documents, even of versions of competitors’ suites no longer supported by vendors, as well as corrupted documents the original suites will not touch.

It also emphasizes document organization far more than the competition, facilitating well-formed, predictable document development, even for very extensive & complex files.

Installation is much better contained, minimising the risk of ‘DLL hell’. In free operating systems, it is usually integrated into the operating system installation, activated by a a simple checkbox or command.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to dislike in LibreOffice itself, but the fact that many documents are kept in proprietary formats and were created by office suites that do not emphasize proper usage of formatting styles & templates makes it difficult to precisely replicate the original appearance and behaviour of imported files. Usually cleaning the document (for example, getting rid of Active X controls and converting direct formatting to styles) solves the problem nicely.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not switch overnight, but first convert all your old documents, and keed a few licenses of your old office suite for odd cases where LibreOffice may not read correctly ill-behaved files.

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LibreOffice enables interoperability with proprietary, expensive office suites from alternative operating systems and without worrying about licensing.

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LibreOffice review by Danish M.
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"Very Good software for College students"

What do you like best?

It's one of the best documents editing software which is free. I would say its better than Microsoft Word in some ways.

Recently, I was using the free version of Kingsoft Writer for editing documents but had no feature to give references.

I had to write it on my own, but after finding the Libre Office, It solved my problem.

What do you dislike?

Its User Interface is not very familiar like other documents editing software, I find it little hard to work on this software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good for college students and editing documents.

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I am a student and a freelancer, I use documents editing software like Kingsoft Office, but the problem I encountered with was

being not able to use the feature like giving reference and automatically saving it. After getting my hands on Libre Office, it solved my problem.

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LibreOffice review by Matthew S.
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"Amazing MS Office Alternative "

What do you like best?

The backward compatibility with new or old MS Office file types, the range of tasks that can be completed, and the fact that it is completely free.

What do you dislike?

The minor compatibility issues with the more advanced features of MS Office, the layout and UI have a bit to be desired.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Even though this software will mostly replace MS Office 365 you will find that it has some minor compatibility issues, some of which can be easily remedied, and others that will be a waste of time.

This is an amazing software but do your research to know if it right for you or your company.

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We are using LibreOffice to provide our temp staff a similar experience to those who are full time at a fraction of the cost.

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LibreOffice review by Inez V.
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"Poor Man's Microsoft. That's a Good Thing"

What do you like best?

Affordability, first and foremost. Additionally, much like Google Docs, you retain MS Office-like integrity, and you have a file at the end of the day that can be saved into a Windows Explorer folder without any comparative fuss or muss.

What do you dislike?

The LibreOffice version of PowerPoint is a bit less unwieldy. You feel like you're jumping through a few loopholes to do comparatively basic things. Moreover, your fonts and formats are going to get royally screwed up if you do open a document in Microsoft, or vice versa.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you like saving things in traditional Windows folders but aren't wanting to shell out for MS Office, this is the best alternative in the market. Google's document options are an equally sound, useful set of tools in comparison, but the requirement that you switch your document saving infrastructure completely to Google Drive in order to maximise the effectiveness and preservation of the integrity of those documents will require an internal sea change. It may be worth it for the more agile organisations looking to collaborate with clients in an effective manner; it may alienate them as well. To avoid that, LibreOffice is the undoubtedly the best way for businesses on the go to go forward. Best of all: free download. You read that right - free.

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Work with opensource clients in an opensource manner. We've managed to meet client expectations without compromising on our expectations or work quality.

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LibreOffice review by Rebeca C.
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"The best free editor for documents and creation"

What do you like best?

This is LibreOffice, an editor and created of documents and spreadsheets, with all ease of operation in windows, linux, and much more, being able to edit and create docs, docs, docx, xls, xlsx and ppt and several others being well functional

What do you dislike?

what I do not like is that its platform in most cases does not support the most common formats (.doc, .docx, etc) more works well for being a free source code

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I recommend a lot, for being a free editor the same delivery very well your need being able to stand out in several situations, exceeded my expectations and today we use a lot of it for all this I highly recommend this excellent document manager

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the most we use with this solution of libreoffice, are daily works, document creation docs, updates, spreadsheets in formats, xls, xlsx creation of presentations for meetings and projects, everything simple fast and totally free

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LibreOffice review by Maria C.
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"La alternativa gratuita al paquete Office de Microsoft"

What do you like best?

Fácil de usar, distintos paquetes de aplicaciones, como lo equivalente a Word y Excel y de libre descarga, es decir, completamente gratuito. Podríamos decir que es la continuación de OpenOffice, que dejó de tener soporte hace unos años. Si no puedes o no quieres invertir en paquete Office, es buena alternativa.

What do you dislike?

Cuando empiezas a usarlo, si eres conocedor de la aplicación de Microsoft pronto empiezas a echar en falta ciertas herramientas. También la interfaz da la impresión de un poco anticuada, aunque esto es meramente visual. Ciertas incompatibilidades al abrir documentos de Word o Excel, lo que hace que los documentos no se vean de forma correcta en muchas ocasiones.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Lo recomiendo como suplemento o en puestos de trabajo o casa que no se usen mucho o no se quiera invertir dinero en software. Sirve para documentos básicos o consultas de documentos realizados con Microsoft Office, pero como herramienta principal opino que no consigue la misma calidad.

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Esta bien si tienes puestos de trabajo que uses pocos y no quieras invertir en software de pago. También para documentos y hojas de cálculo sencillas. También trae otros paquetes de aplicaciones pero principalmente he usado esos dos que son sobre los que puedo opinar.

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LibreOffice review by Matthew Z.
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"a good open source MS office alternative"

What do you like best?

A very good alternative to expensive Microsoft office packages. Shares most of the good points to the parent software "open office" that is more familiar. Runs very well on older machines compared to new MS office - which can be a boon to non-profits / small-business that often run older machines.

There is now a Impress (powerpoint) remote for phone app available - which is nice. However it only runs well if your wifi is good.

I like that it has both a x32 & x64 bit versions available. This allows it to run the best with which hardware it is implemented on.

What do you dislike?

Like many open source alternatives, web searching will be your technical support (if needed). Now, to be fair, very rarely is there a need for technical support - it's word processing, spreadsheets, etc.

It might sound a little silly, but it's a large file for installation - (smaller than MS office though) so be aware if you're over a slow connection.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be ready to spend a bit more time researching problems (if you have any). The only thing I ever had to look up was macros in the spreadsheets. So if you're just looking for word processing you will likely be golden.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a solution to update 20 computers at a non-profit running Microsoft office '97. Individual licences would have been very expensive. Group license was also very high (for a non-profit). This fit the bill wonderfully for the use we needed it for.

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LibreOffice review by David G.
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"Digno sucesor de Openoffice"

What do you like best?

LibreOffice mantiene la esencia que nos dejó Openoffice, el proyecto que dejó de evolucionar hace ya unos años. Sigue siendo de uso gratuito y nos ofrece lo más parecido a lo que viene siendo el paquete Office de Microsoft que ya conocemos todos, aunque de una forma más sencilla. La única gran ventaja que le veo es que no hay que pagar licencia por su uso.

What do you dislike?

No aporta nada nuevo. Básicamente es el paquete Office de Microsoft con menos opciones, aunque si no tenemos otra alternativa o no queremos pagar por una licencia nos puede sacar del apuro. No lo recomiendo para uso profesional, ya que genera incompatibilidades con muchos ficheros y otros directamente no los interpreta de forma correcta.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Pienso que es una buena opcion si no tienes mas alternativas, pero para uso diario no lo recomiendo. No tiene las opciones muy depuradas y no interpreta bien mucho de los ficheros que se abren.

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En algunos clientes cuando nos disponemos de paquete Office puede resultar útil, pero no le hemos dado más uso que ese. No resuelve todo lo que esperarían los usuarios, pero puede ser útil en ciertos momentos.

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LibreOffice review by Marie B.
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"Gets the job done"

What do you like best?

I like the price, I like the full package and that it opens multiple file types. I haven't had any problem with bugs either, which I would expect from a free software package. The document editor is particularly good. It is very nice to be able to access my old files from when I had Microsoft products.

What do you dislike?

When I try to do things that are a little fancier I run into trouble -- formatting tables (which I'm very particular about), formatting presentations -- the presentation mode is probably my least favorite, I'm considering going back to google for that now. It is not very intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Takes a little getting used to, but is an excellent product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it mostly in a classroom setting -- creating presentations and assignments. I do not have access to MIcrosoft Office and wasn't willing to pay for it, and it is very nice when people send me files to be able to open and edit with no problems.

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LibreOffice review by Ingrid K.
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"Free alternative office package with great power "

What do you like best?

The fact that Librecalc can handle data files with literally millions of datasets very good. It stays stable and runs smoothly even with many operations with the data. Other programs like this are using way more CPU power and are often crashing when working with such huge databases.

What do you dislike?

As we all know, there are other office packages that do nearly the same. The compatibility when switching the file format could there for a little bit better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A good alternative for all people who are looking for a solid office package with multiple programs for the daily office work. The whole package is freeware, you can’t do anything wrong if you make a test run with it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Like slightly mentioned above I use the program to work with our statistics and company data. This is extraordinarily working well. The benefits clearly are the quickness when calculating formulas and that I experienced not a single crash. And of course, that the whole software package is completely free forever.

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LibreOffice review by Luis A.
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"Un paquete de oficina gratuito y eficaz"

What do you like best?

Me gusta su versatilidad a la hora de trabajar los documentos de textos para el trabajo. Podemos decir que es el sustituto de Microsoft Office y es gratis, tiene muchas características y seguridad para proteger los datos que podemos guardar en PDF muy fácilmente y compartir en línea.

What do you dislike?

El formato e iconos quizás parezca un poco antiguo, ya que comparando con otros paquetes mas modernos se hace notar la diferencia. Pero el trabajo te lo hace de manera eficaz.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Lo recomiendo debid a que es un paquete de oficina que contiene características muy interesantes, además el hecho de ser gratuito y ofrecer diversas prestaciones, hacen de él un producto muy interesante.

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Lo utilizo para redactar y elaborar archivos de trabajo en mi empresa mediante documentos de textos que trae incoporado Libre Office.

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LibreOffice review by Mónica R.
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"Software de oficina para salir de apuro"

What do you like best?

LibreOffice tiene casi todas las mismas funciones que el Office de Microsoft, igual que casi todas las mismas formulas en su aplicación de hojas de calculo, muchas mas que otros software de oficina. Tiene editor de texto y uno de presentaciones, ademas tiene incorporado un editor de formulas matemáticas, lo que seria muy útil para estudiantes. Ademas, LibreOffice cuenta con una comunidad que lo mantiene "activo" y a la cual se puede acceder para conseguir soporte y ayuda.

What do you dislike?

LibreOffice es muy básico, y poco intuitivo. Para aplicar una función, hay que rebuscarla en el menú, a pesar de que tiene las funciones, muchas veces no se consiguen. Ademas que es algo pesado. Otras veces pasa que no reconoce las funciones de buscar, a pesar que busco exactamente el mismo texto, lo cual le quita muchos puntos porque no funciona para hacer cruces y comparación de datos.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Para un uso básico, estaría bien, pero si requiere un uso mas avanzado, se queda corto en lo que podría necesitarse. Ademas, el diseño y la estetica de los diferentes archivos es mas simple. No es muy util en computadores con poca memoria (4GB o menos) o pequeño procesador ya que consume recursos de forma considerable.

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Necesitaba un software de oficina libre, y este tenia todas las formulas que necesito en la aplicación de hojas de calculo.

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LibreOffice review by Bill W.
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"I've been using LibreOffice before it was LibreOffice"

What do you like best?

The ease that one can "slide into the driver's seat" so to speak. Been using office suites and sorta office suites since command line WordStar back in the CP/M days. LibreOffice requires zero ramp time to use. Libre word processing has some good authoring features as well

What do you dislike?

Having to download the off-line HELP functionality. I always forget to do that.

Recommendations to others considering the product

LibreOffice is the standard office suite used by many governments, as I understand it. I can see why. It is truly worth a try

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When I was working as a self-employed HR consultant, having a fully compatible Office Suite that was free (and yes I did and do donate) was a godsend.

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"Does most things well"

What do you like best?

I can do most of what I would normally use Microsoft Office for in LibreOffice. The basic functionality is very good. Furthermore, LibreOffice has chosen to keep their interface in a more "classic" style (versus the Microsoft Office Ribbon) that leaves functionality easily accessible and located, rather than hiding it in obscure menus.

What do you dislike?

The ability to open documents from Microsoft Office and have them format properly is still problematic, and probably always will be. It doesn't seem to matter what format you save it in out of Microsoft Office, opening it in LibreOffice almost always results in different fonts, different formatting, and, in some cases, corruption of the document.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is great if you're going to be creating documents and only opening them in LibreOffice. Also, PDF publishing works very well. If you're trying to interact with people who use MS Office, you'll almost certainly run into issues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I would rather not run Windows on my laptop, and I need an office suite. Sometimes I can use the Office365 online versions, but other times I need a local application, and LibreOffice usually does the trick.

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"Sencillo y fácil: Libre office"

What do you like best?

En el paquete de Libre Office encontraremos todas las aplicaciones ofimáticas necesarias para sacar adelante el trabajo administrativo de cualquier negocio particular, de forma muy barata y muy completa, ya que Libre Office es gratuito, además de licencia libre, con lo cuál se puede usar en cualquier situación.

La potencia que ofrece no envidia en ningún aspecto a las suites ofimáticas de Microsoft o de MAC.

Incluye aplicaciones de presentaciones, hoja de cálculo, procesador de textos y gestión de base de datos.

What do you dislike?

Libre Office presenta algunos inconvenientes, concretamente en la aplicación relacionada con la gestión de bases de datos, no es tan fácil de usar como la de Access. Funciona peor y es menos segura.

Además, Libre Office tampoco incluye un gestor de correo.

Otro aspecto a destacar como negativo, es que no hay versión online, con lo cuál Libre Office no es la opción ideal para trabajo cooperativo en línea.

En ocasiones, la compatibilidad con los documentos de Word, cuando poseen muchos estilos, tablas y gráficos, genera problemas de compatibilidad

Recommendations to others considering the product

Muy recomendable, es software libre y gratuito, casi tan potente y versátil como las suites ofimáticas comerciales. Se echa de menos opciones para desarrollar el trabajo colaborativo en línea.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Se utiliza a diario para escribir documentos de texto. También para elaborar jugosas presentaciones a nuestros clientes.

Es gratis, con lo cual nuestro gasto en licencias en este aspecto es nulo. A pesar de todo, también contamos con la suite de Office.

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LibreOffice review by DEEPAK B.
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"Great Alternative to Create Documentation Work"

What do you like best?

One of the best Documentation Office Suite and various applications are included such for Word processing Excel work even for Creating amazing PPT and the best part is that it is an Open Source Application and free of Cost

What do you dislike?

Sometime LibreOffice Gets crashed and need to recover all items again which can lead to data or work can be lost Even I lost my data some my work even not able to after recovery process of Libre Office Otherwise It is better than other available Open office Suit on Web

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't know about the reason behind Why Libre Writer get crashed sometimes and need to recover word file again I this can be fixed then definitely it become one of the best Open Source Documentation tools

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Since It is an Open Source So now need to Purchase any kind of Office Suite and provide similar functionality in terms of Creating Spreadsheet saving work in Word Document But formatting of pages changes when try to open the Libre PPts or Word document on other file support Office suite

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LibreOffice review by Luis P.
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"Writing with this program makes life simpler"

What do you like best?

The intuitive coding framework is one of the most pleasant element that the LibreOffice bundle offers. I utilize it about regular. Likewise they have courses for new clients wchich are extremely decent and offer the fundamental learning you require.

What do you dislike?

Calc and the majority of the projects are exceptionally steady however when utilizing the Math-device I encountered a few accidents and shaky circumstances.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I can prescribe it for everyone who doesnt need to pay for a pleasant office bundle with all highlights that you require.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In every day work I utilize it basically for counts, reportings and stuff. I think it is more steady than elective devices and is all the more quicker and needs less cpu control notwithstanding for expansive tasks with much information.

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LibreOffice review by Parthesh S.
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"Next to perfect office suit"

What do you like best?

Well, the most attractive aspect I found is that it is free! It is open source and is available on all the platforms be it Linux, Mac, or windows. Also the quality of software is excellent. The compatibility of MS office created files can be a bit clumsy, but most of the time it does its work nicely. Also it is a complete suit, so you can get all the office softwares easily. It has almost anything an office software should have.

What do you dislike?

Its Interface. The UI isn't bad, but it is still classic. Now when the MS softwares has chosen to go for such attractive interfaces, LibreOffice should also try to do so. Also there are many other free office softwares like WPS Office, which have better compatibility with MS Office file, and also has better looking interface.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend this software, or if not anything, just give a try. You may end up saving a significant amount of money using this software

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am having free software and with no copyrights, like I can share the software among my colleagues without worrying about license issues, hence saving a lot of money, as I am not buying the MS Office suit, which is a bit expensive, if large no. of Siuts is to be bought.

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LibreOffice review by Ute C.
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"Excellent tool for your office work"

What do you like best?

The fact that LibreCalc can handle literally a million datasets and is needing no extraordinary hardware to do that. With other office tools I had serious problems like crashes or an extraordinary long waiting time when working with such a big database. And of course it is free forever. And although its free the support is very good especially the healthy community around the tools.

What do you dislike?

Working with this program is very fast but starting several files sometimes needs a lot of time. The other point is my subjective opinion. It costed me a lot of time to learn all the features that are different from other office tools, but the classes offered by Libre helped a lot.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a free alternative tool for your iffice work than download the Libre package.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simply all office work that you can imagine. From cost calculations to working with customer data with Libre to writing invitations to people.

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LibreOffice review by Trent B.
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"A simple office document suite that's great for working with standard documents"

What do you like best?

I like that it can generate files with formats that are compatible with other popular office suites like Microsoft Office. There are many templates available to me for the text editor and presentation program. Being available in various operation systems like Windows and Mac makes it versatile and easy to access across different offices and computers. Whenever I have uses using certain features, it's easy for me to find articles and message board posts with tips and solutions. LibreOffice's spreadsheet application Calc works very smoothly with formulas written in other software.

What do you dislike?

Though I feel it has many of the capabilities I need to write and edit common office documents, I don't it's at the same level as Microsoft Office. It can be hard to make the adjustment to LibreOffice if you're used the layout and functionality of Microsoft Office or another similar software. Also, LibreOffice doesn't have the same amount of applications that Microsoft Office has. There is no email client or note taking program. Though compatibility is generally good, there are times when certain files don't open in LibreOffice. It can be hit or miss at times. Finally, the formatting doesn't always match up precisely with the way things looked in the program a file was created with.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend LibreOffice as a low cost and relatively effective office document suite. I think you'll be able to create many common office documents like text documents and spreadsheets with relative ease. If you're looking for the highest level of flexibility and capabilities, then LibreOffice is probably not the best choice. It would probably be safer to use Microsoft Office.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use LibreOffice to write and edit business documents, spreadsheets and presentations. I wanted to be able to use an office suite that was regularly updated and maintained by developers. LibreOffice allows me to create documents that are versatile with other office applications, which is great since we work with many vendors and other third-party companies that may use other office software. Transitioning to LibreOffice has been smooth for most people that used other software. It's been a great way for us to keep our costs down and have the software available on multiple platforms.

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LibreOffice review by Jamie M.
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"LIBRE OFFICE COMPETITOR TO MICROSOFT"

What do you like best?

Ease of access, ability to open writer,calc, draw, impress, math just like Microsoft word.

What do you dislike?

I was taught on Microsoft software all throughout school so the functions and such are very similar its just sometimes when formulating a document it can be a bit confusing at time for functions and tabs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would stick to Microsoft Word Excel etc... if applicable if not then Libre Office is a great substitution for that particular software which delivers almost the same end product as Microsoft.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating spreadsheets, keeping track of Cash/Check/Credit Card deposits. Writing papers and necessary documents for work related processes. Being able to use draw similar to paint for coming up with graphic designs.

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LibreOffice review by Anna M.
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"A great, free version of Microsoft Office"

What do you like best?

My company switched from paying for Excel and Word (and the rest of the office suite) to using the (FREE!) Libre Office package. It has most of the features of Excel and Word.

What do you dislike?

It seems to crash a lot. It lacks some of the functionality of Excel. We can never get anything with Macros to work. In Libre Writer, there is no way to add more pages to labels with a simple click. All of the buttons are in different places than their Microsoft Office equivalents so navigating takes some getting used to.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has saved us a lot of money vs paying for the Microsoft Office Suite.

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"It's ok and it's free!"

What do you like best?

LibreOffice its an office suit that offers all the necessary tools for any administrative work. It's similar to microsoft office it has all the applications like word, acces, and so on. Easy to use. Every application works correctly plus its completly free so you can't complain much about it.

What do you dislike?

There are other sofwares (not free) with more content, visually prettier and more updated. Sometimes LibreOffice has some compatibility problems when working with documents made with other more popular softwares and vice versa when openning documents made with LibreOffice and openning with other programs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want just the things done without spending money.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it offers a wide range of possibilities to work with different types documents. It's free and easy to use.