LibreOffice

LibreOffice Stable 5.0.0

A great open source alternative to Microsoft Office

LibreOffice is an all-in-one professional office productivity and management package for your PC. View full description

PROS

  • Open Source
  • Complete office productivity suite
  • Compatible with Microsoft Office

CONS

  • It takes time to learn certain advanced features

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LibreOffice is an all-in-one professional office productivity and management package for your PC.

In the same vein as other open source productivity suites like OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice boasts a comprehensive set of office management tools arguably on par with Microsoft Office itself. LibreOffice offers six different office management tools to meet your project management needs: Text Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Drawing, Database, and Formula.

Text Document is relatively synonymous with Microsoft Word, where Spreadsheet is like Excel. Presentation mirrors Microsoft's PowerPoint, and Database is similar to Access. Then you also have two additional programs in Drawing and Formula, which are an added bonus to the entire package. LibreOffice is compatible with Microsoft Office's document formats and also supports PDFs natively. It also has its own document format called Open Document.

Unfortunately, if you're unfamiliar with Microsoft Office products, this program might take a little additional time to get used to, particularly if you want to master some of its more advanced features. Regular Microsoft Office users will find LibreOffice's interface quite similar, however, and should pick up on how to use its various programs without too much difficulty.

A great alternative to Microsoft Office, LibreOffice is a must-try for managing your various office projects.

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LibreOffice Stable 5.0.0

User reviews about LibreOffice

  • Petrolium

    by Petrolium

    "Great!"

    Best open source alternative to MS Office. Easy to install and has some nice customization options..   More.

  • paul.joseph.718

    by paul.joseph.718

    "My Absolute Favorite office Suite"

    Pros * Feature-Packed * Fast & 'light-weight' * Secure * Few minutes & a few clicks to install * High...   More.

  • stoker98

    by stoker98

    "Preferable to MS Office in some respects. And amazingly its FREE !"

    I prefer it to MS Office, especially as it comes without the dreadful ribbon. Text is easier to use than Word and jus...   More.

  • Rodney2

    by Rodney2

    "Missing Font Color choice"

    My download for Windows does not have the ability to choose Font color, my linux version does. I can select back gro...   More.