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Windows 7: Libre Office, Or...?

13 Mar 2015   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Libre Office, Or...?


Looking for a (free) alternative to MS WORD and Excel.

Guess there are several possibilities.
Would like to pick just one, and try to learn it well.

Is Libre Office the one to use ?


The Google Docs, not having a "Save As" would, I think, frankly drive me up the wall.

Would like as much "compatibility," and ability to interchange with MS as possible.

Thoughts on would be most appreciated.


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13 Mar 2015   #2

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1

Do you need a Word/Excel alternative just because or because you want a free option? Microsoft Starter 2010 is still out there and its free.

Also Microsoft Office online is free

This has the Save As feature you want.

If you really still want another alternative, I would say Libre Office or OpenOffice are your best choices. Nothing is going to be 100% compatible with MSOffice but they are close.
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13 Mar 2015   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Libre Office is what I use in Linux. It is more advanced than Open Office. If the documents are not too fancy, they are compatible with Windows Office and vice versa. But advanced features - e.g. in PowerPoint/Impress may not exactly map.
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13 Mar 2015   #4

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

Google Docs may not have SaveAs but it does have the ability to save a copy which is pretty close to the same thing.
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