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Average Ratings

249 Reviews
Value
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $0.01
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    No
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • OffiDocs
  • www.offidocs.com
  • Founded 2016
  • Spain

About LibreOffice

App that allows you to create, edit and view any Microsoft Word document, Excel spreadsheet and Powerpoint file.


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LibreOffice Features

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Document Archiving
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Retention
  • Electronic Signature
  • File Recovery
  • File Type Conversion
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Version Control
  • Collaboration
  • Database Creation
  • Document Creation
  • File Sharing
  • Notes Management
  • Office Suite
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Task Management
  • Team Chat

LibreOffice Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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LibreOffice- essential for grad students

Aug 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
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Pros: LibreOffice is very intuitive because it is based on rather traditional menu structures that make it easy for users to find features. It offers most of the features that MS Word offers, and most of the time implements them in an easier to understand fashion. LibreOffice can import documents from MS Word and does so usually flawlessly.

To avoid compatibility problems with MS Word, I advise using .odt format to create and edit your documents and only convert to .docx when necessary to send a copy to someone who uses MS Word. This will avoid most corruption problems.

LibreOffice is available in portable format. You can run it from a USB flash drive on any computer. This was extremely convenient for me when travelling and doing research- I could use any convenient computer and run my own complement of portable-apps including LibreOffice.

LibreOffice appears to be very efficiently coded- check out the size of the installation code (around 200mb) compared to MS Office 2013 (nearly 800bm).

The Document Foundation, which supports the development of LibreOffice, is dedicated to open standards to avoid proprietary vendor lock-in. The software is free to download and use- this is essential for grad students working on a budget. Open source software helps ensure that people have access to excellent software tools irrespective of their capability to pay.

Cons: Sometimes it cannot import MS Word documents that have special formatting.

It's more difficult to find quick solutions to formatting complex documents. It appears that the majority of professional instructional materials focuses on using MS Word.

Overall: I've used LIbreOffice since its beginning in 2011 and prior to that I used OpenOffice. LibreOffice is, for me, a superior alternative to MS Word as I have no concerns about vendor lock-in.

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I have been using LibreOffice since 2010, and OpenOffice since 2003. Excellent.

Nov 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: LibreOffice forked from OpenOffice in 2010 and has since become the premier open source office suite.

It has many pros:

-- open source license and thus is free. Most importantly, it is created by a community of developers who believe good quality software should be available to everyone, not just those who can afford it. Most of the world's population cannot afford a license of MS Word, nor do they have access to the internet. Open source software ensures that disadvantaged populations have better access to good software. Additionally, the open standards used by LibreOffice ensure that user's data will remain accessible and not locked into a proprietary format from which it cannot be extracted.

- standard menu. LibreOffice has smartly chosen to continue using standard menus rather than "ribbon menus" which many people find confusing because they change based on the task being performed. Few studies have proven that ribbon menus offer any productivity advantage whatsoever.

- easy to use. All of the features of LibreOffice are quite easy to use and plenty of third-party documentation and tutorials exist online.

- rapid development. New versions of LibreOffice are released every six months.

- LibreOffice has plugins for use with Zotero, an open source reference manager. This makes it an indepsensibe tool for university students and researchers.

Cons: - because it is under rapid development, the "FRESH" releases of LibreOffice sometimes crash. The "STABLE" version is, well, more stable, but I've still had it crash or freeze on me, although its unusual and no more often than MS Word crashes.

- While LibreOffice can open and create MS Word documents, sometimes the formatting is not exactly the same.

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Pleasantly interesting

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: That's the good thing about free software, that you can find packages like Libre Office with a lot of potential and completely free. If your computer does not have large resources, or you can not pay a private license, this software is for you, you have the whole package. If you have knowledge in traditional office automation, you will not have any problems.

Cons: The interface could be more attractive, I know they have devoted a lot, and it is not fair to describe something wrong with this computer proposal, but I want it to improve because it offers everything without a large payment except a donation. If they make those small changes they could attract more users who stop using private office automation. Another aspect that I recommend to change, is the language, if a person wishes to use Libre Office in Spanish he must install an additional pack, for that reason, it is preferable to do a multi-language installation, and that the user with few clicks decides the language of his preference.

Overall: You save money, a similar proprietary software can cost you more than per license, but LibreOffice can be your office computer support just by downloading the program. You can use it on computers with few resources, which allows you to avoid investing more resources in a hardware. Another benefit is the number of formats that you can read and export, you can go from a pdf to a .doc, it adapts very well to the price and function ratio. I have no major complaints.

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Your best option in an open source office suite

Jul 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have worked in a free software environment and I have tried other similar LibreOffice options, and the latter is the one I liked the most. It is very comfortable and easy to use, you do not need training to start working with that. It has some qualities that are distinguished: You can work on Linux, Windows and Mac; is free; It occupies little space on the disk and is easy to install. It is functional, works in various extensions, including some that no longer come in private software, but are widely used in special programs such as cartography and geography.

Cons: There is something that I do not like free software in general and that LibreOffice does not escape, it is the technical support assisted by the community that uses it and develops it. Generally, if you have any concerns you should go to the forum, and sometimes these forums can be overwhelming.

Overall: When you need to import or export data tables with geographic attributes, they are required to be in specific formats, so that they can be used in Geographic Information Systems, such as the .csv format. Since the release of Microsofts 2007 suite, those formats were no longer present. Therefore the use of LibreOffice, allowed to fulfill my work, even optimize it.

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An office packet all in one for free

Feb 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The possibility to use all the office software for free is the best feature of Libreoffice, this software brings all you need, word processor, presentation creator, sheets manager, pdf creator and so many other features, all this for free. The tools of this software are so similar and powerfull as MS Office are, you can create documents, presentations and work with data in a very easy way.

Cons: There are a lot of incompatibility between Libreoffice and MS Office and this can be a great limitation, because the most of people uses MS Office and sometimes when you share and document created in Libreoffice with someones who uses another software this can be a little corrupted or do not adjust perfectly to the other software, creating a problem for people who works with other application for presentations and documents.

Overall: Libreoffice bring me the possibility to do create my documents and presentations without any worry about licenses or payment, this is the best option for people who cannot afford the payment of a private software.

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Great Office Alternative

Aug 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: I love that this powerful software is free. I am not a fan of Software As a Service which keeps you paying every month forever or having to buy extremely expensive software. Libreoffice is free though you can and should donate something toward continued development and it is more than enough for most small business use. I use the spreadsheet app the most to track my business expenses and inventory. It does all the calculations and charts I need to stay on top of my business and satisfy my accountant. The document app also gets used a lot for my business correspondence, book writing, notes, etc. Both apps allow me to easily format my input anyway I want to make both functional yet eye pleasing documents. I also like how it handles PDFs.

Cons: It is not Office so don't expect it to do everything just like it. It doesn't hook into other software, a fancy spreadsheet will look a little different, etc. but it does so much that it is a suitable replacement.

Just what I need

Jun 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: LibreOffice pretty much allows me to do anything that I could possibly want to do in a similar suite (like Microsoft Office, or iLife), but without the necessity of paying for a full suite. It integrates almost seamlessly with most other Office products, so I never have to worry about file compatibility or anything of the sort. It runs smoothly, and rarely crashes--usually only if I'm asking it to do a lot of work all at once, and even that might be more due to my computer's capabilities than the capability of the software.

Cons: There are some key features that it seems to be missing, especially when it comes to Calc, and it slows down a lot when making a big ask. It can take some time to boot up, as well, but once it is up and running it works well. It occasionally has trouble parsing alternate file types and loading them with formatting intact, but never seems to have an issue with exporting to various file types.

Office suite that suits my everyday word processing, slide shows, spreadsheets and database need.

Sep 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This office suite got it all for me - word processing, slide shows, spreadsheets, database and mathematical formulas for free. It is a free and open-source software that helps me in doing all the documents I need for my lecture, spreadsheets that has the ability to do accurate calculations, slide shows for my presentations, database for my programming activities and of course designs for my drawings. I can definitely say that this office suite "suits" to all my information processing needs.

Cons: I am a fan of FOSS (free and open-source software). I enjoy all of their features because it seems that I am paying for the license but in reality I did not even spend a single centavo. There is nothing I don't like about the LibreOffice.

Overall: The main business problem that this office suite solves is the license. I don't need to pay for all of its features. I love it!

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If you can not pay for the Microsoft office suit the it will best for you - LibreOffice

Aug 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 1. For the most of part it provide features like Microsoft office suit means it can write in doc file and read them can make presentation like powerpoint and spreadsheet like Excel and do you know what it is free of cost as it is open source means anyone can see it;s code behind and contribute to it.

2. Even it were paid and obviously cheaper than Microsoft then I would go with it.

3. Compatible with most of the office document.

4. Not that much heavy to system as of Microsoft products.

Cons: The reason I sometime dislike is I went from using Microsoft product to Libreoffice so it makes life harder when you work on the full package thing then go to just it;s replacement.

Functionality is missing compared to Microsoft product but good with Google product in this segment.

Overall: Replacement of Microsoft Office Suit.

Excellent to install and use on any PC with windows or linux, easy to use

Jul 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Libreoffice pros: you can download it for free, install it on any PC, it works correctly and you will gradually add certain improvements, which are made by the community of free software developers. It has many features such as the office of Microsoft.

Cons: This software has few things against, at least the case of not having all the functionalities of the Microsoft office, it does not have a similar one to the Microsoft one drive and sometimes it changes the presentation formats made in power point, which generates problems between users when opening files with extension ppt or pptx, to which they change text format, background and alignment of images.

Overall: This software allows me to do all my operations of spreadsheets, presentations and text without any problem and the best thing of all is that you do not have to pay user license

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A good option for people who cannot afford a private software

Feb 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software has everything that a private one has, you have word processor, an app for presentation, another to manage data, another want to make diagramming and so many other features that has software like MS Office. The functionality is exactly like other software there are no complications to use any of its apps, you can do the same that you do with a private software and for free with Libreoffice.

Cons: Like happen with another GNU software Libreoffice sometimes can be a little unastable, and can close without warning or running with a lot of lags, another by issues is the incompatibilty with MS Office, and this is a big problem because most of the people work with this software and the major of the feature of Libreoffice does not match with MS Office.

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An all in one free desktop Office software for everyone

Feb 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Libreoffice has all the features that a private software offers, with this you create documents, tables and graphics, presentations and diagramming, this software does not have anything to envy of a private software. All the features are so easy to wor for it and everyone can get use easily. I like all the moduls and I can work easily and for free with this software.

Cons: There are some troubles with compatibility when you use Librecad an another person MS Office, because some app does not match, and this can be a problem if you are constantly sending and share files to someone who use mainly MS Office, it is better for both to use Libreoffice and you will not have any problem with compatibilty of files.

Overall: Use for free all the apps that in the past I have to pay for was the major benefit that I get from Libreoffice, I can do everything with this software (documents, presentations and projects) without any limitation for payment or additional features.

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Positive since the package allows to work with a wide variety of options and extensions

Feb 28, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Its graphical interface is pleasant to the user, it allows to generate products in word processors, spreadsheets, presentations to be exposed on a wide screen, it has allowed me to generate databases with multiple data handling, to give answers on planning issues of the territory and financial planning. It is accessible to the entire population since the package has no cost to the user

Cons: The resulting graphics are not pleasant to show results, distortions are generated in jpg and png files when they want to be used in arc gis projects (proprietary software), for beginner users it is difficult to learn the routes of the commands.

Overall: * Handling large amount of data

* It is compatible with other software

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Excellent alternative of virus free office programs.

Mar 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I like it, because it is an office package that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation editor, graphics editor, drawings and diagrams, among others. It includes the possibility of exporting presentations, text documents and data tables in PDF formats directly, allowing them to be played on any computer with a Flash player installed. On the other hand, something very important is that of most free software applications, it is much safer and more reliable, with little chance that between a virus to your computer. It is very easy to use and can be learned just by putting into practice the options offered by each of the programs in this package.

Cons: What I do not like is that some design features and format attributes are handled differently or are not compatible with other packages, for example some designs and formats are lost in other files with other programs, color changes, letters, among others.

Overall: It benefits me because it is a complete office package and very easy to use and learn new options.

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I use Libre office in my business and home, on all computers instead of MS Office

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This program is intuitive and mirrors MS office enough that it is easy to use and figure out the functions. The program can be saved in an MS office format so that other can open documents, if they are not sporting Libre. A donation to the company to keep the program up and running is the cost. From writing, inserting pictures, changing fonts, printing to PFD, MS or Libre, it is a great program.

Cons: I spend a fair amount of time educating my clients on Libre , hoping they will see the light. MS is more popular than Libre, hindering people's ability to make a switch. The price alone is worth the switch and the small about of trouble to set up. I have never used customer support.

Overall: Saving money and getting what I need in a software, always my best benefit>

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Light-weight and Simple

Jul 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: You could absolutely make every kind of document you may know. Yes. There are so many feature included in this suite that you could make any document that you've been asked to do.

Besides, the generated documents are so light that you could transfer then in absolutely no time. The other similar tools end up producing a bit larger file size for the same document. Beware.

Cons: For a new user, the icons do not convey an articulate meaning, they may spend some time on the internet trying to understand its meaning.

Overall: - Created multiple resumes in less time

- Easy to import-export documents to and from pdfs

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Excellent and free to use word processor for all of your documents , presentations spreadsheets etc.

Jun 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Free and Fully functional package in itself , also available for windows , mac and Linux machines.

Easy to install, lightweight and supports MS office formats.

Excellent choice for start ups and personal projects as their is no need to pay anything.

Cons: Some issues in opening Libre writer doc files in MS word, there might be some formatting issues.

UI is confusing for new user who is migrated from MS Office to LibreOffice , also UI feels bit outdated.

Overall: I use it for most of my work related to documents , spreadsheets management.

Also plus point for me is it is free and easily available for downloading .

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A very powerful tool

May 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: - Free (as in free beer and as in free software).

- Powerful: it is a long time since we need a feature that it does not have, even features from MS Office.

- Extensible: very easy to script and to create addons.

- Versatile: its server mode and its APIs make it really powerful for companies, a microservice on its own.

Cons: - Confusing and outdated interface, especially if you have to deal with configurations.

- Very resource-intensive.

Overall: While I'm impressed by MS Office elegance and Google alternatives, LibreOffice is a really powerful tool and I'd rather recommend using it as a first option.

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It has come a long way

Aug 31, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I love the way Writer handles inline images. Also, Libreoffice by default supports open document formats as well as the ability to create and edit pdfs. My primary OS is linux and I can say in recent times, Libreoffice can hold its own against the most popular office suite compared to a few years ago. Best of all, its free and open source if that is important to you.

Cons: The UI looks dated which frankly could be said for many other suites.

Overall: I love it. At first, I didn't understand it but after switching to using linux, I had no other choice than to use Libreoffice and now really love it.

Best free Office Suite for Windows and Linux

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: In general LibreOffice is the best free office suite for the following reasons:

1. Totally free to use.

2. Compatible with Microsoft Office documents and many other doc formats.

3. Quick installation with easy to use user interface.

4. Multi-platform as it works on Windows and Linux.

5. Comprehensive office suite that you can use to create text documents, spreadsheets, presentations and databases.

Cons: 1. Compatibility issues with some documents.

2. User interface is ugly and out dated.

3. Sometimes not stable and responsive like MS Office.

A great suite of office programs for free!

Mar 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: LibreOffice contains all of the basic office capabilities at no cost and works across platforms (Windows, Linux and Mac OS).

The OpenDocument (ODF) format works with MS Office files and can be exported to PDF.

I use LibreOffice as an alternative to MS Office. Writer is a word processor similar to MS Word and Calc works with spreadsheets, similar to Excel. It also includes Impress, Draw and Base, which are alternatives to PowerPoint, Publisher and Base, respectively.

Cons: LibreOffice doesn't look as good as MS Office and the interface takes some getting used to. The Options menu is especially confusing.

Impress and Draw are pretty limited compared to PowerPoint and Publisher.

Even though a LibreOffice Viewer function is available for Android and iOS, it doesn't offer full capabilities. I use Google Docs, Sheet and Slides on my phone and tablet instead.

Overall: The main office capabilities, free of charge.

I use it both on my Windows and Linux computer.

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Almost 10 years ago I saw this tool I never thought it would be so successful

Jul 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I think the biggest advantages of using Libreoffice are: 1. It allows many people who can not afford a license to use a quality product. 2 .- they have thought that not everyone has access to the Internet for 24 hours, so they have tried to help with that difficulty. 3.- It allows the use of a file in several platforms, for example if I generate a file in MS word in libreoffice I can see it. 4.- do not forget the updates, they are very important to keep the error correction and fault prevention up to date,

Cons: In certain occasions failures occur when accessing documents created on different platforms, for example I open a file in MS Word and it does not show how it was created in libreoffice, but I know that this is a very critical and dicial point to attack

Overall: previously we do not like its interface but it has improved it a lot, it has served us in pcs that are low performance allowing to give new use to those old

I have all funsionality

Sep 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The functionality of auto recover files is great, I have not lost information by crash in the computer.

I can work with the necessary functionality for office work especially use spreadsheet and presentations.

The compatibility to save or open files on other platforms until today without problems

Cons: The user interface is very ugly.

It takes a long time to start.

In the presentations, if I edit a photograph and change it to another platform, for example Microsoft, the photos return to their original state, as they were before editing.

Overall: Save money

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Best open source office suite

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to download, install and getting started on Windows machines, most linux distributions would have it pre installed out of the box.

Can open and edit Microsoft Office documents

Cons: Some documents created on Microsoft Office will mess styling and format, the user interface feels kind of old though that it's just a matter of taste since doesn't affect the functionality

Overall: Since it's free and open source you can download oit and install it on any windows or linux computer, very easy to learn and you can save the documents on MS office format to share with other people that use that suite

Why would you ever pay for MS Office

Mar 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: -OpenSource

-Ability to work with and export into various file types.

-Robust word

-Parity with MS Office

-Smaller application footprint

Cons: -Sometimes the interface is not the most intuitive.

-Although there is great parity between MS Office and Libre Office there are not many groundbreaking features being developed by the Libre office team.

Overall: The only time I open up MS Office is by mistake. Libre office is and has been my go-to office suite since the day I downloaded it. Very robust and a great, free, opensource replacement for MS Office. Highly reccomended.

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It's a package of office tools that gives me everything I need for free

Mar 24, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It gives me all the necessary tools for my daily, professional and personal work, of total and free availability. It is an office suite that provides text processing, spreadsheets, presentations, flow diagrams and drawing, all of very good quality and easy to use.

Cons: The adaptation process is difficult, but once empathy is generated with the interface it is very easy to use. It generates rejection in users who are used to using other work suites for offices, but it is a process that is achieved without difficulty.

Overall: It allows me to produce text documents, databases, spreadsheets, flow diagrams and drawings, free of charge and of high quality. It makes me feel that my work files are less prone to virus attacks.

Office suite is excellent with the incorporation of the new features

May 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The software is multiplatform, it can be adapted to my needs, it is free, the office suite changed considerably; this can now perform a series of tasks that previously could not; one of them was to rotate an image inside the document, look for an element now has a drop-down list, they included new numbering styles giving the user many more options to choose, the styles of the tables are more beautiful, you can build tables and get graphics in a very fast way. One of its great advances is that now the autocorrection dictionary allows to create and modify the language depending on the country where the user is, the graphic environment of the help in much more pleasant, they changed the icons for some more beautiful and practical; now, a document can have a security key.

Cons: The documents are saved by default with the extension of .odt which can not be read with the Windows operating system, there are very few people to provide support, the programs take a long time to open, you must add more fonts.

Overall: The company saves a lot of money because you do not have to buy a license; after the improvements it is a totally more usable tool for the requirements of the organization

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Best for .csv files in strange formats and exported products from online shops

Jul 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: We encountered a problem when first wanted to export products from our online shop, we had a spreadsheet software but could not change the " separator" for each cell. We then search and found Libreoffice a free and open source project that blew us away, it did quickly overtook the old software and at this time is the only software that we use for spreadsheets.

Cons: I did not find any VBA like function or enough tutorials on this, also something can crash when handling lots of results 100,00+

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A great free office suite

Feb 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: All that I need to make documents for my job and my personal life I can do it through Libreoffice, it has all the tools I need, one for documents and sheets, others for presentations and drawing, and two more for database and formulas, this software it is so powerfull it has the same tools that MS Office and you can installed in any computer without worrying for the license or the number of users. I can do all the things that I need with Libreoffice and for free.

Cons: The world of the office suite is dominated by one company, so Libreoffice has a lot of incompatibilities with most of the tools of MS Office, so if you are working with a huge group of people it is recommended that all of you use Libreoffice and everybody the same version, if only one person uses other software you can have a lot of trouble building your documents.

Overall: Good alternative to the pay software, is powerful and can help a lot a specially working in house and using some of the tools, specially Sheets which you can configure by your own and makes easy its working.

Free Word, Excel, and other office tools!

Aug 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Who doesn't like free right? LibreOffice is a free office software that works basically the same as Microsoft Office but with different outlook and design. This software can be a starter point for those who are still trying to get used to using microsoft office since this software has lesser and easier features compared to an actual microsoft office program.

Cons: Features migth be very limited, but is enough for simple school and office works, and the tool is very great since its free!

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LibreOffice is free in comparison to Ms-Office suit and does pretty much everything similar

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: LibreOffice is my daily use software. I use it extensively for my report writing, spreadsheet calculations and models and make presentations to clients. I being long time ms-office user, several shortcuts & quick tricks doesn't work. But since its free, i can manage the pain of extra time consumed in the completion same task

Cons: It is less user-friendly and commonly used in comparison to Ms-office. Format compatibility issue and the powerhouse of excel macro using VBA is missing

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You know as soon as you open it, it's not Microsoft Word, but it's a worthy competitor, nonetheless.

Apr 23, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It's free and allows for the same basic functionality as Microsoft Office. My job uses it daily to avoid the cost of of Microsoft Office suite, and I primarily call on Writer.

Cons: This may seem like I'm grasping at straws here (as I mentioned already, LibreOffice Writer is a worthy competitor of Microsoft Office), but I absolutely hate the icon theme. They're much too garish for my liking. Maybe I've been spoiled by a lifetime of MS Office. Beyond that, I truly have no complaints.

Very easy to use with no cost !!

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Libreoffice just awesome!

Mostly I like Macro in libreoffice - my daily works are now fully automatized using Libreoffice macros.

Libreoffice has also more different functionality like documentation, base, math, writer etc..

All are without cost and easy to use

Cons: Layout and Design really need to be improved for liberoffice

Sometimes Icons are really not recognized about their functionality

really need much improve in design face.

note : Novice can not work easily

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The best and simplest tool for the office

May 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software package is intuitive and very easy to use, it helps in office work and it is compatible with several operating systems. It allows to work with data sheets, write reports and make presentations and at no cost.

Cons: In the part of the graphics is not very good result for jobs to be quality. The commands are somewhat difficult to learn. The best thing would be to work with people who have the same Libreoffice, because it is not compatible with similar software.

The best office package and free

Oct 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love the excel ( OpenDocument Spreadsheet ), I use it daily with .csv and easily change from one separator to another, change, save and go back to another one. It's the best thing to have in your arsenal, when dealling with thousands of product lines to import/change in your store.

Cons: Sometimes it alters the files ( inserting break lines, or other symbols ), quite frustrating, but if you know what are you doing, it's smooth sailing all day long.

Good integrated Linux replacement of MS Office

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It enables you to work easily in a very familiar interface when using a Linux OS. It is versatile and compatible with many formats and any MS Office will familiarize fast and effectively with this document creation suite.

Cons: It lacks compatibility for VBA code, making the complex MS Office documents not as compatible as expected. It is relatively slow when handling complex boolean and comparative functions in large data sets. The look of the charts and graphics seems outdated.

Overall: The ability of opening and modifying different files coming from other non-Linux and Linux platforms. It is very useful for relatively simple tasks in research

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If you wish a program that make tasks like Office, this is an good option

Mar 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Similar to Office, Open Office and other, also based in the original open source software, this fork is very useful for persons or companies that need a complete solution for yours documents (spreedsheets, word-like, presentations, draws). High compatibility with Office documents (No total but high).

Cons: The really cons its the compatibility, if documents have many o very complex format will be an little problems to opens these.

A totally free and complete software to create and save your office documents.

Aug 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Libreoffice allows you to use all its tools for free, it is not necessary to buy an expensive version to enjoy it to the fullest as it happens with MS office, has from word processor to sheet manager, presentation creators and pdf, really very complete also is compatible with Windows and Mac and takes up little storage space, is used and installed easily.

Cons: The customer service group does not respond quickly, sometimes it is necessary to go to forums to clarify your questions, mostly you can only share documents created with this software with people who also use it because generally the documents created have incompatibility with other software such as MS office, which makes it difficult to share them.

Overall: I have used this software for a long time but mainly to create documents with texts that I don't want to share because I tried to do it several times but the other people couldn't open the documents because of the incompatibility between this and other software with the same function.

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If you are good at something never do it for free, but guess what LibreOffice is free

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I am an Ubuntu user, a there is no better alternative for word processors other than LibreOffice. and the best part is it's free. Mostly it covers all the basic functions for word processing, also support advanced functions.

Cons: UI(User Interface) of LibreOffice is a bit dim as compare to its competitors such as Microsoft Office. I have used Excel sheets in both Microsoft as well as Libre and I have to say Microsoft is much better.

The Definitive Microsoft Office Replacement.

Sep 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: Word and Excel have been completely replaced.. seamlessly. In fact.. replaced in a SUPERIOR form.

Cons: Nothing. The whole suite is perfect. It INSTALLS seamlessly and is FREE. What more can you ask?

Overall: What office doesn't have to write documents, or read documents sent to them? The defacto standard is WORD DOC and DOCX.. Libreoffice reads and writes those formats seamlessly. The second most frequently used and sent/received file is a SPREADSHEET. Again, Libreoffice EXCELS *(see what I did there? ha)* at BEATING Excel at it's own game. And I also use it to convert sheets to DBASE files.. which is something of an archaic procedures.. but Libreoffice provides me with that functionality as well.

A great free alternative to Microsoft Office

Apr 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have used LibreOffice quite a bit over the last few years since it split from OpenOffice. It is a solid and very useful alternative to those who do not want to shell out for Microsoft Licensing.

Cons: Although it is great in its own right, LibreOffice is lacking in a few features that Office power users will likely miss. However, for students and people who need a basic office suite LibreOffice is more then up to the task.

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LibreOffice allows you to create high quality documents, presentations, spreadsheets, drawings, etc.

Jul 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: LibreOffice is free and widely used by people and institutions around the world.

Updates to the software are free (as in no cost).

With LibreOffice I can create high quality documents, presentations, spreadsheets, drawings and mathematical formulas that are compatible with many other Office suites like Microsoft Office or Google Docs.

You can easily export as PDF, image format, vectors, etc.

Compatibility with Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive.

Compatible with lots of document and presentation templates.

Cons: It does not update automatically, therefore, you have to check if there is a new version and download it by yourself.

Less templates included than other Office tools.

Overall: Fast and easy setup. Have a full-featured Office suite at no cost.

For a free office suite, you are going to be hard pressed to find better

Mar 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The fact this full functioning software is totally free is insane. They also are great with customer support and adding new features that the community asks for.

Cons: Not quite as many features as you'd see in paid solutions like Microsoft Office. Slow to implement changes even if they do eventually get around to rolling it out.

Overall: Free office suite for use, great support and great functionality if not 100% comparable to larger scale suites.

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this software executes most of the processes that I require but using longer routes

Mar 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: in general it allows me to carry out all the activities that I need in the word processor and in spreadsheets, presentations, I can download it for free on any fixed or portable computer, the files can be viewed in proprietary software. Its interface is pleasant to the user. It allows to save the documents in non-editable formats (pdf. Images) for the protection of the copyright on the content.

Cons: the execution of some basic processes many steps are needed to obtain the result, I do not like the color palette and the output of the graphics both on screen and printed. The biggest difficulty that has been presented to me is convincing the work team that the software is easy to use, basically due to ignorance of people about this free alternative that exists.

Overall: it allows me to produce text documents and databases, I do not have to pay for it, the files are less susceptible to being attacked by virus

Being Recruiter

Aug 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Libre Office gives you a way to do all your work in comprised software. It has libre documents, libre word, libre excel and many more to work wuth ease and smartly.

Cons: I have not faced any issue untill now. It is worth using.

Overall: I have to use daily for managing my database and for opening word documents. It has special feature of recovering data even if you dont save it before sudden shutdown of system.

I use it for everything.

Aug 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's free and can do nearly everything I need to do with office software.

Cons: Sometimes if I save something as a Microsoft Office file and try to send it to somebody, the other person can't open it.

Overall: Overall, this is a great free software for creating and editing documents. I just have to remember to save things as the older Microsoft Office format if I'm going to send it to somebody because it'll misfire if I don't.

Easy to share documents and files

Mar 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is the easiest way to communicate with team meats and customers. We can share client credential, presentation and any format files. It takes very less time to send a message to another box. As we know it is freeware so it reduce business cost as well.

Cons: There are few issues when we try to edit an existing format file. Sometimes it does not allow to edit in existing tables. Overall I am satisfied with this tool. I hope these issues will be fixed in next update.

Overall: Shared business presentation and documents with team members.

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Good alternative for office work

Mar 16, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This software allows you to do everything you would do with Microsoft office, the big difference is that it is free, you do not have to pay an expensive license to have it. It also allows you to save in MSOffice format. I like that it requires less resources from the computer to run.

Cons: Its interface is very classic, it has not been updated. Also, when it is saved in MSOffice format or vice versa, it does not save the format that I have been working on, but I must have a lot of time to accommodate everything.

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You can save and open many different formats, including Microsoft file types.

Mar 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Ideal if you're collaborating with users of Microsoft Office or if you're changing operative systems. There's little difference between Microsoft's and LibreOffice user experience; the icons and toolbar are recognizable. And you can navigate easily using a keyboard rather than a mouse if you prefer

Cons: The selection of templates is limited compared to Microsoft's. There are plugins to add advanced features, in various items, but it's something you have to know in order to have a better experience. I might add, a period of adaptation for older is necessary.

Overall: The interactions between diferent systems. In my line office there're people that use Windows and Lynux, and LibreOffice is a bridge to work with programs form both packages.

Get Microsoft Office like features for Free

Aug 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Libre Office is the opensource alternative for microsoft office, it provide you with a limited set of functionalities, but you can still get your work done. You can edit word file, excelsheets, read csv. It works with all of these.

Cons: It is good, but still is far behind the original Microsoft Office,many feature can be added specially for sheets.

LibreOffice is an awesome alternative to the traditional Microsoft Office suite of products.

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love how the software is openware is a free office suite that is compatible with all of the major documentation formats. It has everything Microsoft Office had to offer with no cost. It's a great product if you need to write up a document or create a presentation without the hassle of dealing with fees to use the software! The features and options LibreOffice has to offer are very comparable to what you would find with Microsoft Office. Extremely pleased with this product!

Cons: The only disadvantage to this suite of applications is the ease of use. It is such a phenomenal application but does offer many features that can potentially be overwhelming for a new user.

Overall: There are many benefits to articulate what this software has to offer. It is very appealing to a college student who needs word processing applications without being bombarded with fees and cost just to use it.

Great alternative to Office products

May 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Being able to open any document with the software and just it is handy. Its a very good suite that I suggest if they dont need any of the Office latest and greatest. It gets the job done and at a way lower cost

Cons: Some of the features of Office arent there but this isnt an issue because it is free. The software works very well for what it is.

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Great Alternative to MS OFFICE

Aug 23, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This is very simple tool for editing and viewing your files which has huge potential to be one of the greatest documents editing software. It do provides many integrations which try to imposter like ms office. Librecalc can handle many datasets together without consuming many resources.

Cons: You can not find support that easily for it. There are also some options which you don't get in libre office as the integrations are not as good as ms office. But overall it is good for such software which is highly affordable.

Overall: We used this tool for adhoc basis to check if it can fulfill our requirements. It was used for simple doc handling as well as statistics and company data in calculations.

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In my work I use free software and use this package, I can say that it meets the requirements

Mar 03, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's free, I do not have to pay for a license, I like that I can open documents generated by other office suites.

Cons: The programs associated with this set of office applications need some advanced features, the interesting thing about the software is that thanks to its free license, the same users with ability to program can help improve the suite.

Great office suite and replacement for much more expensive alternatives

Oct 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Spreadsheets, documents, presentations can all be completed using this software. It is free, which is a huge plus. Documents can be saved in nearly any format, including most competitor formats.

Cons: No collaboration features, I have started using online alternatives because I need to share my documents and have others contribute to them.

All of the functions of Microsoft Office, without the cost!

Jul 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: LibreOffice has all of the capabilities of MS Office, but it's completely free. The package includes work processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation modules that are fully compatible with Microsoft products.

Cons: Some of the screen layouts are not quite as intuitive as their Microsoft counterparts, but these differences are relatively minor and don't have much impact on usability.

Overall: All of the functionality of the Microsoft Office suite at no cost. The software is well maintained and updated regularly.

It's free and easy to use.

May 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I am creating doc's and excel using libre office.it provide you lots of functionality like different formulas, calculation and many more.we can also create doc file using it and it's compatible with Microsoft office so if other person use Microsoft office then he is also compatible with our files.

Cons: Sometime doc file which was created in libre word will behave differently when opened in Microsoft word. But it's free so you can manage this issue using few manual efforts.

I love LibreOffice

Mar 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I really like how I can use a document software that doesn't require the internet. This is key for flights and for working at the cabin.

Cons: I don't like the user interface. I think it could be improved to be easier to use if you are new to the software.

Overall: I can use this document software anytime. On the train, car, or at the cabin I can use this!

Very good overall

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, nice functions, and very compatible, and best of all FREE(which is really nice compared to buying Microsoft Office)

Cons: Has some issues, takes a while to understand some functions, and has a few difficulties but nothing serious

Overall: Easy to use and I used It EVERY DAY for my work, I'll be switching back to it again hopefully in the near future.

The Classic-Look with Modern Power-Usage

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's not a ribbon interface, and yet highly customizable. Innumerable features that keeps me on track. The Navigator often saves me a lot of headache that I otherwise get from long-form document editing. Can be extended via plugins. Also LOVE the vertical panel, allowing me to free up vertical space. Pretty light and reliable no-nonsense office-suite. Image-cropping feature is a life-saver.

Cons: MS Excel Macros may have a hard time working, but I personally don't need it that much. Can sometimes be a bit slow and take up valuable screen real-estate. Can sometimes look pretty antiquated.

Overall: It helps me get the job done rather than distract me by sitting around and look pretty.

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It is a package of programs similar to Microsoft Office, it has a word processor, spreadsheets, etc.

Mar 06, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: the fact that it is a free software package with a free license, gives it a positive point, it is also a decent alternative to the Microsoft Office package because it offers a series of very similar programs, and its usability is not so complicated.

Cons: Due to the low popularity of free software, many users when using for the first time libreoffice are disoriented since many of the usability tools of the Microsoft program packages have other names and that causes confusion

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A fairly good and complete office document suite, for free

Sep 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: LibreOffice is basically the most usable and most complete office application out there, and it's free beyond being open source.

It's reasonably fast and bug-free, well maintained and supported by a vast community of developers and users.

Its compatibility is good but it ultimately depends on the complexity of files.

Cons: The user interface can be slow, also the look and feel is not great, but it's guaranteed it will get better and better given the effort of its community.

Overall: I started using it many years ago when it was called StarOffice (bought by Sun Microsystems at the time), then it became OpenOffice, and finally LibreOffice which came as a really good surprise given the support its community gave to it.

Great free alternative to MS Office

Mar 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I wrote my bachelor degree thesis with this suite. It offers most of the features of MS Office and it's free-as-in-speech - and beer. If you need to know how something is done you'll easily find an answer on the web, thanks to the community around it. If you never got used to Office's "ribbon" this is definitely the office suite for you. You can export in many formats including pdf, docx, xlsx.

Cons: Compatibility with MS Office formats is limited of course, so you'll better stick with open formats. You'll most probably lose some formatting in docs and functions in spreadsheets. If you got used at MS's ribbon, going back can be quite painful.

An incredible free alternative to traditional word processing and office software.

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Don't want to pay for Microsoft Office? Who would! It's expensive. LibreOffice provides the same functionality for absolutely no cost. An excellent suite of software.

Cons: Occasionally a little slow to boot up. Default file type to save as is a special LibreOffice only format, but that's easy to fix.

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I can do everything that I need with this free office software

Mar 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I can manage data, do presentations, create and edit documents, analyze and work with database, drawing and work with formulas. Libreoffice has everything that you need for your professional career, very easy to use and very powerful software, and the most important of all for free.

Cons: I still having no problems using Libreoffice, for it is wonderful and very useful, I can handle everything I need in only one software, I had some problems using documents created in Libreoffice but nothing that I cannot solve with some clicks.

Overall: Amazing software to work with any kind a documents, very powerful office desktop for free.

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Great open source software

Jul 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Is a great software, being open source and runs on every OS, it has great futures letting you manage all the sheets you need. A great choice for day to day use

Cons: You don't have extensive tutorial or materials to learn some advanced futures, you have to understand it as you go, or from the wiki

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Office Desktop Tool for free

May 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If you need create and edit documents, presentations, manage data, formulas, tables, graphics and sheets and for free, you have to use LibreOffice, because you do not have to pay to do all that things in your computer, in LibreOffice you will find all the tools that you need to your job or for do things in home, every extension has many tools and it adapts to your needs.

Cons: In the present LibreOffice has improve a lot, nowadays the software has not many mistakes, but in the past it was very unstable and it closed without warning, and some extension work not well because it came with many bugs, but now works fantastically.

Fabulous suite of office programs. I've been using this since the early code-base of Starr-Office.

Sep 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that this is a professional package offered for free. There is a lot of help available online in communities if you're having difficulties with any of the more complex features.

For word-processing, spreadsheets, presentations (which can easily pair with a phone-app remote), and basic databases, this is my #1 choice.

Cons: I find that I work mostly collaboratively in recent years and so I have found myself using GoogleDocs. However, for working with bigger files and datasets, LibreOffice remains my tool of choice.

Overall: I've used this for professional reports, databases of retail inventory, business performance spreadsheets, and posters, all for free.

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The quintessential alternative office.

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most is that free office Impress allows you to export files in SWF (Flash), SVG and EPS, which other programs of this type can not do.

Cons: What I like the least is the interface of the tools in this suite as I think it could be improved in a more friendly and attractive way.

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An office package that is the best of its category

Jul 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Being open source is just one of the benefits of this package, you can achieve great deal of complexity by using it, and is a great alternative to more establised softwares.

It has great functionality under big files, and can make some jobs become trivial.

Cons: It lacks some VBA functions and it may be a bit hard to get resources to understand them from, as the tutorials are not as common as for more extablished softwares.

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I use it because I have clients that use this software and send me documents with this format.

Mar 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like it because it is easy to use, it does not take up much space on my hard drive and I can use it both in Linux and in the Windows operating system.

Cons: I feel that some advanced features are missing to make the experience more complete, especially in the Calc program.

I use this software to manage the office related documents and sheets

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Since this tool is open source it can be use in any platform and it covers most of the features that are in the Microsoft office package.

Cons: The software is not much user friendly and difficult to use when it compared to Microsoft Office package.

The best open source MS Office substitute

Jun 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: LibreOffice is very easy to use and provides most of MS Office features. The best part is that it's open source and I never met performance issues. It's well integrated with MS Office files and I really like that it can be used on different operation systems.

Cons: The only issue that I found using LibreOffice is the old looking design. I think it looks outdated and it can take new interface.

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robust office suite

Jul 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Open source and free, makes a big difference in costs and has nearly all the same features of the more expensive microsoft office

Cons: Somewhat feature limited, especially when importing documents and files originally made in microsoft office

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LibreOffice is a free alternative to Microsoft Office, and it's a good choice

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: LibreOffice opens Microsoft docs easily, and has all of the features that you'd expect from spreadsheets, word processing, presentations, and more. It's a great thing to try before you buy Office, because it might be what you need.

Cons: Integrations with other softwares generally don't work - this would be emailing from within an app, or some other interface. Mail merges don't translate well between Microsoft Word and LibreOffice's word processor. Formatting, of course, is also off. Whenever you open a Microsoft document, you do need to go through the formatting more often than not.

Best than MS Office.

May 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Totally free, quick installation, high performance, multiformat, compatible with so many office softwares.

Cons: No one its great and more with the new update, there was so many troubles with old versions, but now this problems passed away.

Overall: Saved money.

It's been a great experience for me working with this software it feels like working on word.

Jul 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: - It's open source: I really feel more comfortable with a software whose code is available for modifying.

- It works on Linux: Once i moved to linux i realized that i couldn't be working with the formats i made before in Microsoft Office (for example).

Cons: - I felt comfortable with Microsoft office features, so once i moved to LibreOffice i found that many different characteristics wasn't avaialable at LibreOffice.

Overall: I can write my documents, reports and tests for the university, that is more than enough, also this software is free, so i really preferred to learn how to use it so i don't have to pay for office anymore.

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Free and open source software for documents and presentations making

Aug 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like its free and required no licensing so in an organization of more than thousands we can install it free which will save cost.

Also it support all document formats that are provided by Microsoft.

It is compatible in size and take very less space on harddisk

It can run on any operating system not only on windows alone.

Cons: User interface is not as good as Microsoft office.

Libre office sometimes becomes unresponsive when we try to process data with lac of rows

Overall: My overall experience is ok with libre office. We used this product for several months

Free and Opensource Alternative to Office

Aug 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Having used openoffice for years, when the project was forked into Libreoffice I was hopeful for a product that would be able to compete with office on the desktop. This product does just that. As a free and open source alternative, it has high feature parity with microsoft's offering, as well as the extra feel-good of being open source.

Cons: It's not 100% feature parity yet. I have users that still need microsoft excel, as this isn't a perfect replacement for them.

Overall: I love the free and open nature of this product, and I use it all the time on my linux machines if I need a quick word processor.

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Create and edit documents and presentations for free

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You can do the same you in MS Office with this software and for free, you can write in thier word processor, make tables and graphics with the calculate tools, make presentations with impress, draw with vector graphics and managa data base. You can do all this for free with a very simple interphase and a friendly design.

Cons: Most of the files are not compatible with similar software like MS Office and this is a big problem if you are constantly sharing files with that not use Libreoffice.

Overall: The possibilty to make files, tables and presentations without paying nothing for it.

Excellent Freely Available Office Suite, With Good Import/Export

Mar 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: LibreOffice allows me to open .xlsx files and save them as well, without the price tag of the native app for that file type.

It's very stable compared to it's predecessor and even the more commonly used commercial suites, and has a rich feature set too complex to enumerate.

Cons: It seems a little resource heavy, particularly with several files open, and/or large files. Opening the app is also a little slow.

Overall: LibreOffice saved us when our previous office suite ceased to be developed and was suffering serious instability issues. It also allowed us to edit and save .xlsx files, which is something our previous suite couldn't offer, removing the limits on what we could edit without having to ask for an exported/simplified version or resort to spending on purchasing native apps for that extension.

Best free office package

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Pre-installed on some Linux distributions, it starts up quicker than on windows. The best and most popular free solutions of office package. It is much better at working with PHPExcel than other free software.

Cons: It sometimes have some inconsistencies with Windows documents format. Calc program could use some additional features for power users. LibreOffice crashes with NVDA screen reader for ADA accessibility testing.

Overall: Free document editing as replacement for microsoft office. Compare to online tool like google docs, it lacks some of the collaboration features, but it bundles everything nicely.

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Practical and economical if you do not have the capacity to purchase expensive licenses

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
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Pros: You can buy it for free therefore it is not necessary to pay for the license and to have installer the software that you like, it is not necessary to have a hardwera amount for installation, it has good protection against viruses

Cons: You have to have time to understand some of the tools available to the system when trying to read some creator documents in Microsoft are modified and distorted and if it is in exel format until the formulations are lost

Overall: It allows Jobs in the different programs that the free office contains and good protection against Virou since it is updated very easily

Quite capable office suite with great price (free)

Jun 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: UX is familiar enough so the user should not feel lost coming from MS Office. Compatibility with MS formats has increased over the years and now everything opens as it should 99.9% of time. Speed is good and no issues on Linux either.

Cons: Presentation part is still not up to the same level as the spreadsheet and docs part (quite a lot of times I have PPT(X) presentations not looking quite good enough. Ribbon interface is still very experimental and not working correctly.

Overall: I can work under Linux now and not have to worry about opening MS formats properly (most of the time).

"Excel"lent Software and very space saving

Jan 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Price!, file size is very small and uses very little RAM, Easy to adapt to if you're use to using other office software

Cons: It can be overwhelming to a newby (anyone who has not used an office software.

Overall: I have been using LibreOffice for about 6 months now, and I have found that I perfer it over Microsoft Office for three main reasons- 1) Price, you're saving a LOT of money. 2) It uses very little space on your system (and next to nothing in RAM usage too). 3) It's so simple to use. If you've used other office software you'll find it easy to adapt to and use.

Recommendations to other buyers: Explore, learn new functions, and expand your horizons.

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Package that allows me to generate text files and databases of acceptable quality.

May 02, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It allowed me to adapt to the new demands of world order which aim to not use proprietary software, I use it to create simple text files and also for database elements, which respond very well in the systems under which I work. On the other hand, I did not have to pay to install it on my PC or on my laptop. The results are compatible with other programs and do not generate conflict.

Cons: I do not like the color palette that is presented, you have to give too many laps to achieve some formulas, such as filtering or Search v. It cost me the initial learning due to the number of steps for the configuration.

Overall: I do not have to cancel any cost for the use of the tool, it allowed me to update myself in new technologies.

A extensive office suite that is free and provides good compatibility with MS office file formats.

May 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Apart from the fact that it is free to download and use, the wide range of file formats enable interoperability between office suites and operating systems (Windows, Linux etc.) Also the ability to use a portable version (which can be installed on a USB Flash Drive etc.) There is a cloud based version too which will complete with MS Office 365

Cons: The interface is a bit dated (though it has improved with V6.) and it would be nice to see some kind of Ribbon a la MS Office. A wider range of templates could be installed by default.

Great all around software with a lot of powerful tools to offer.

Jun 27, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I like that it has spreadsheets, documents and presentation editors. All of them are very neatly organised and self explanatory.

Cons: I don't like the thing that inserting a cell or column into the spreadsheets can be a big hassle and waste of time before you get it right where you want it. Also the formatting of the documents can get a real mess.

Libre office is the great software for writing the doc

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Libre office is the Open source software. this is the cross-platform and independent so we can use anywhere. it is similar to Microsoft Office, on the other hand, we can say that this is the substitute of the Microsoft office and it is free it has lots of feature and security to protect the data we can save PDF very easily and share online.

Cons: it is freeware so hacking risk involve side by side so this is the minus point of this.it is not easy for new user to understand easily because this is very difficult interface to understand and lots of features so this create very clumsy view.one thing is this cannot handle the table properly.it is very slow as compared to Microsoft office.

Free Office Suite

Feb 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The price tag is just right! (Goldilocks would be happy!) Seriously though, this is a full featured Office suite that rivals the competition. Best of all it is OPEN SOURCE!!!!

Libre Office

Sep 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: LibreOffice is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Products

Cons: Some functionalities are there but not where you expect them to be or as easy to find when compared to Microsoft Office

Easy to use. Easy to get.

Mar 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This software does what I need for my personal and office work. This is a fully functional office software package. It even has source code to those who can tinker. It is updated often.

Cons: It is not Microsoft Office. But it is not intended to be. As with all things you must learn how the software shortcuts work.

Overall: Free and easy to use.

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Work tool similar to the office package.

Jul 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a tool that does not require large hardware to work and is compatible with all Microsoft Office packages, it is free and can be customized

Cons: It is somewhat slow, a high degree of knowledge of programming is required when solving a problem, it may present some inconvenience when working a document from the office package

Excellent software, but it pales in comparison to Google Docs.

Apr 05, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Libre Office is open source, and it makes for an excellent office suite to open and edit documents locally. Unlike Google Docs, it doesn't autosave, so your drive won't get worn down as fast.

It does its job well.

Cons: It's not terribly modern, but it doesn't look terribly retro. It relies on the generic icons from your desktop environment. (Ex. KDE, Cinnamon, XFCE, etc.) So, it looks alright, but not really modern like if it used its own custom icons the way MS office does.

Aside from needing a slight facelift, it lacks the "shareability" factor that Google Docs has and it lacks the cloud storage aspect.

Good Replacement for Built In Spreadsheet Software

Sep 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to install and free, LibreOffice has made my spreadsheet life a lot easier on Mac.

Cons: It does take a bit to install and has some cross platform oddities. For example, the dialog for importing CSV files opens behind other windows on Mac.

Overall: I use LibreOffice as a replacement for the built in spreadsheet software on Mac. It jives a lot better with how I think about spreadsheets and has all the same functionality I would expect from other spreadsheet software. Plus it's free and cross platform so I can use it on Windows or at home too without worry about paying expensive license fees.

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LibreOffice is a free and open source office software package

Mar 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The calc application of this software is very useful and efficient since it allows to handle a large amount of data in a short time. In the sheets you can create not so complex conditionals.

Cons: It is a little difficulty open this kind of files in other software, it is one of the biggest disadvantages.

Amazing and FREE Word Processing Tools!

Apr 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that the program costs no money and is fully open-source. I love not having to use or pay for Microsoft Office, as this has many of the same features. It's easy on the resources, fast, responsive, and gets the job done. We use this on all of our computers at work and I use it on my personal computer at home.

Cons: Sometimes incompatible with some file types I've tried to open. Not often, but I am sometimes forced to use a different program.

Easy tool to share files and mails with team mates

Mar 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We can create product presentation on it and share it with team member. Easy to add notification for meetinga using clander. I like its popup message when someone sent you mail and high impotence message.

Cons: Overall this is very helpful tool to work with other team member but it should support old files which were creared on outlook.

Overall: It helping to overcome gap between different teams as we always touch with each other through it. Best way to send any infomation on problmes.

A free program really easy to use

Aug 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: LibreOffice is a program really easy to use. There¿s no need of guides. It can be use in any platform and allows you to modify documents from Microsoft Office.

Cons: I found that it doesn¿t run smoothly when I¿m doing a bit task. There¿s room for improvement. But a really good tool overall.

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Fantastic FREE alternative to Microsoft Office

Aug 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This is a fantastic product that provides a free was to read and edit documents even in Microsoft Office Formats. It also defaults to save files in an open file format so files can be easily converted and edited in other programs.

Cons: Microsoft office format does not always survive the formatting required to properly display Office documents. Usually it works without issues but occasionally it gives trouble.

Overall: Overall this is a great product to replace or use alongside Microsoft office programs.