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Windows 7: Is Libre Office the best free choice for word processing?

10 Jan 2012   #1
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Is Libre Office the best free choice for word processing?

I need to work with word files and don't want to pay for an entire software suite. Is Libre Office the best bet?


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10 Jan 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I've never used it, so I can't comment on it.

However, I have used Open Office and liked it a lot.

OpenOffice.org - The Free and Open Productivity Suite
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10 Jan 2012   #3
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I've never used it, so I can't comment on it.

However, I have used Open Office and liked it a lot.

OpenOffice.org - The Free and Open Productivity Suite

thanks! I have heard that Libre Office is Open Office just faster or sumthin

I'll give it a shot


(okay did some reading. It seems pissed off Oracle employees left and started LibreOffice as a full community driven endeavor. OpenOffice, under Oracles control, seemed to piss them off)

https://www.libreoffice.org/
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11 Jan 2012   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I use Office 2007 so haven't seriously used any of the alternatives.
However, in addition to Open Office and Libre Office this one gets a good mention as maybe better
Free office software, Kingsoft office suite free 2012

I think Visual Basic Macros may always limit full compatibility.
Also Open & Libre have portable versions if that counts.
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12 Jan 2012   #5
Trucidation

 

I use both MSO and Libre Office; as far as I can tell Libre Office is pretty decent although I still prefer MSO since it does quite a few things more to my liking - e.g. Excel's pivot tables.
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