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LibreOffice review by Richard J.
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"LibreOffice Review"

What do you like best?

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

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

What do you dislike?

Libreoffice does not have mobile versions.

It can give failures when importing documents of different length.

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

Los documentos tienen muchas herramientas de personalización

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

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

What do you dislike?

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

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

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

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

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

LibreOffice review by Gracia P.
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"Incredibilmente buono"

What do you like best?

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

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

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

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

What do you dislike?

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

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

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

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

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

- Export to ePub, XHTML, MediaWiki.

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

- expands the extensions that improve the usability of the app

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

What do you like best?

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

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

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

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

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good for college students and editing documents.

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

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

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

What do you dislike?

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

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

LibreOffice review by Ruben P.
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"It's ok and it's free!"

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want just the things done without spending money.

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

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

LibreOffice review by Ruben B.
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"Very useful for dealing with office files"

What do you like best?

It can open all types of office files without problems, no matter wich program originaly created them. Is a straightforward, lightweight, cross-stage and open source office suite with a natural interface and great instruments that enhance profitability. It is accessible for various working frameworks and models.

consolidates a few applications, Writer for documents, Calc for sheets, Impress, Math, Draw and Base, the database e interface with different databases. What's more, Writer likewise fills in as an outline program.

What do you dislike?

The way that numerous files are kept in exclusive arrangements and were made by office suites that don't accentuate appropriate use of organizing styles and formats makes it hard to correctly reproduce the first appearance and conduct of imported documents

Recommendations to others considering the product

It might be justified, despite all the trouble for the more deft associations hoping to work together with customers in a successful way; it might estrange them too. To maintain a strategic distance from that, LibreOffice is the without a doubt the most ideal route for organizations in a hurry to go ahead.

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

Work with opensource customers in an opensource way. We've figured out how to meet customer desires without bargaining on our desires or work quality.

LibreOffice review by David M.
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"Libreoffice is the best to write "

What do you like best?

LibreOffice can open a wide range of reports, even of adaptations of contenders' suites never again upheld by sellers, and in addition adulterated archives the first suites won't contact.

It additionally underlines record association significantly more than the opposition, encouraging all around shaped, unsurprising archive advancement, notwithstanding for exceptionally broad and complex documents.

Establishment is greatly improved contained, limiting the danger of 'DLL damnation'. In free working frameworks, it is normally incorporated into the working framework establishment, enacted by an a basic checkbox or order.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to loathe in LibreOffice itself, yet the way that numerous archives are kept in exclusive configurations and were made by office suites that don't underline appropriate use of organizing styles and layouts makes it hard to definitely imitate the first appearance and conduct of imported records. Typically cleaning the archive (for instance, disposing of Active X controls and changing over direct organizing to styles) takes care of the issue pleasantly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try not to switch medium-term, yet first proselyte all your old reports, and keed a couple of licenses of your old office suite for odd situations where LibreOffice may not read effectively not well acted documents.

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

LibreOffice empowers interoperability with restrictive, costly office suites from option working frameworks and without stressing over permitting.

LibreOffice review by User
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"LibreOffice en clase."

What do you like best?

Adoro LibreOffice. Es totalmente gratuito y de licencioa GPL. Nos da varias aplicaciones en una:

-Writer para escribnir nuestros trabajos en el aula.

- Calc, como potente hoja de cálculos. Te permite beber de los datos que introduzcas y programas diferentes funciones que calculan resultados de forma automática y generar diagramas de barras, de rueda, etc. Muy completo y sencillo de utilizar.

- BAse: Es para crear bases de datos sencillas. Puedes organizar mediante tablas diferentes registros de información y tenerlas relacionadas. Después puedes extraer los datos que necesites en base a diferentes parámetros.

- También hay una aplicación para presentaciones, llamada Impress, tipo powerpoint.

- Draw, pada diagramas y dibujos.

Es totalmente gratuita.

What do you dislike?

Lo que no me gusta es Base, es muy dificil de manejar, se me da mejor acces. El draw a veces fallan los iconos. E impress no es tan completo como powerpoint.

Tampoco me gusta que no permita el trabajo en línea, como sí que nos permite las apps de ofimática de google.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Úselo para el procesador de textos y hoja de cálculos. Para bases de datos yo me decantaría por otra alternativa.

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

AL ser gratis, supone un ahorro de dinero para aquellas empresas que se atrevan a implantarlo. Nosotros en el colegio utilizamos tanto libreoffice como microsoft Office a nivel de escritorio. Y para trabajo en línea Prezi y las aplicaciones de Google.

LibreOffice review by User
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"LibreOffice. Tu Suite gratuita"

What do you like best?

Esta suite ofimática te permitirá realizar trabajos o escritos, presentaciones, cálculos potentes y gráficas asociadas, y un gestor de base de datos.

Esta suite es software libre y de código abierto (Licencia GNU LGPL). Es multiplataforma (Funciona sobre Linux, Windows o mac) e incorpora los siguientes programas:

- Procesador de texto. Writer

- Hoja de cálculo: Calc

- Impress: Para diseño de presentaciones y diapositivas.

- Gestor de BBDD: BAse

- Draw: Para gráficos vectoriales.

- Math: Penmsado para la creación y edición de fórmulas matemáticas utilizando el lenguaje XML.

What do you dislike?

Si vienes de Microsoft Office (como todo el mundo) necesitas un periodo de adaptación y aprendizaje.

El programa BAse no funciona tan bien ni es posee una interfaz tan amigable como el Access de Microsoft.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Para la parte de Base de datopps, puede que no les guste Base, pèro para todo lo demás, no lo duden. Adquieran este software!! Haga sus trabajos, sus presentaciones, sus funciones personalizadas para sus cálculos, y sus dibujos vetoriales.!!

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

Ha supuesto un ahorro importante en licencias de software ofimático en cada uno de los puestos de las personas que acuden a clase cada día para aprender mecanografía, diseño de gráficos en hojas de cálculo, etc.

LibreOffice review by Nuria M.
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"Program to get out of trouble"

What do you like best?

opens numerous document composes. I haven't had any issue with bugs either, which I would anticipate from a free programming bundle. The archive editorial manager is especially great. It is extremely decent to have the capacity to get to my old records from when I had Microsoft items.

What do you dislike?

When I endeavor to do things that are a little fancier I keep running into inconvenience - designing tables (which I'm exceptionally specific about), organizing introductions - the introduction mode is most likely my minimum top choice, I'm thinking about returning to google for that now. It isn't extremely instinctive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Takes a bit of becoming acclimated to, yet is an incredible ítem.

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

I utilize it generally in a classroom setting - making introductions and assignments. I don't approach MIcrosoft Office and wasn't willing to pay for it, and it is exceptionally pleasant when individuals send me records to have the capacity to open and alter without any issues.

LibreOffice review by Judith C.
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"Free Office alternataive "

What do you like best?

LibreOffice it's an open-source office suite with different programs; a text editor similar to MS Word, a data sheet program similar to MS Excel and a slide program similar to MS PowerPoint.

The best of LibreOffice is that it's free and are available for all operative systems, so you can use the same tool anywhere.

What do you dislike?

It's a good alternative to MS Office, but it's not equal, there are much functions that aren't at level of MS alternative. The worst thing in my opinion, is the compatibility between systems, LibreOffice use their own format that is not compatible with the MS Office.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's good for almost all tasks. It's easy and free.

The best is that you can work with Word and Excel documents without problems.

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

Basically I use to make some calculations with LibreOffice Calcs when I'm working in Ubuntu, also I use LibreOffice Writer to edit files that I create in MS Word or to create new files.

LibreOffice review by User
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"Excelente paquete de herramientas de Ofimáticas"

What do you like best?

En general me gustan todas las herramientas que componen este paquete de ofimática ya que cubren las necesidades básica de cualquier oficina para la gestión de documentos, hojas de calculo, presentaciones, diagramas de flujos y esquemas. Draw es una de las mas completas para la edición y creación de diferentes tipos de esquemas y representaciones de flujos que en otros paquetes de aplicaciones similares regularmente no se incluye.

Dentro de las funcionalidades mas importante tenemos la exportación a diferente formatos presente en todas las aplicaciones de paquete, la gestión centralizada donde podemos crear o ver y abrir los documento mas reciente de todas las aplicaciones, también podemos acceder al asistente para la creación de documentos.

What do you dislike?

De momento no tengo ningún punto negativo para esta herramienta, solo podría decir que como usuarios estamos acostumbrados a usar otras herramientas mas comercial y con un nivel de compatibilidad superior.

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

A pesar de que este paquete es muy completo, solo utilizamos la herramienta Draw para la crear esquemas y flujos de procesos ya que disponemos de otras aplicaciones para solventar los demás requerimientos relacionados con la gestión de ofimática.

LibreOffice review by Laura C.
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"Proprio quello di cui ho bisogno"

What do you like best?

Il software ha infatti tutte le caratteristiche di cui ho bisogno. Per un ufficio più fresco, l'utilizzo e l'apprendimento libre è più facile di parola Microsoft, come parola aveva un sacco di caratteristiche che non sono necessari per un principiante. Quasi replica microsoft office, meno la licenza. Estremamente utile per salvare i cappotti. Anche in caso contrario, questa applicazione consente di fare più di quanto il proprio ruolo potrebbe richiedere. Dato che il progetto aveva un budget limitato, LibreOffice è stato un grande risparmiatore di costi e facile da licenziare. All'inizio della mia carriera, ero solito usare la funzionalità di trascinamento per creare query SQL per migliaia di record su LibreOffice. È un ottimo modo per risparmiare sui costi di licenza quando sono richieste funzionalità di base come la visualizzazione e l'invio di file docs che non utilizzano funzionalità altamente specializzate o complesse.

What do you dislike?

Come soluzione open source ci sono sicuramente complessità e alcune caratteristiche stravaganti, dove forse le cose non sono così semplificate come Microsoft Office, ma se si impara come funziona la piattaforma, si può rapidamente scoprire che si può fare tutto il necessario.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Vi consiglio di utilizzare l'ufficio gratuito e in questo modo è possibile valutare il buon strumento che è

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

Ho usato questo per i promemoria, fogli di calcolo pieni di dati, la presentazione occasionale, un sacco e un sacco di note dattiloscritte e lettere. E 'molto facile tenere il passo con il lavoro su un budget, perché chi non ama risparmiare denaro?

LibreOffice review by User
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"La mejor alternativa gratuita a Microsoft Office"

What do you like best?

En mi opinión, la mejor opción gratuita a Microsoft Office, mejor que OpenOffice, del cual ha derivado... En los 4 años que lo utilizo no he echado de menos Microsoft Office en ningún momento, con versiones para editor de textos (Writer), hojas de calculo (calc), presentaciones (Impress), Bases de datos (Base, no he utilizado), y otros que lo hacen único como editor de ecuaciones y fórmulas (Math), creación de gráficos y DISEÑOS VECTORIALES (Draw) más allá de lo que ofrece Microsoft en algunos temas. Ofrece además una versión portable, que puedes llevar en un pendrive y utilizar sin la necesidad de instalación en cualquier equipo que estes... una función que echamos mucho de menos en MIcrosoft Office, es una gran ventaja poder tener en el bolsillo los programas que más utiliza y nunca volver a estar sin un programa de Office novamente!

What do you dislike?

Me gusta mas la interfaz de Usuario de Microsoft Office, el tema de que los menús se cambien de acuerdo con lo que hagas facilita mucho, pero no es una opinion muy popular aquí en el trabajo...

Recommendations to others considering the product

Es una excelente alternativa al Microsoft Office (yo creo que la mejor)

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

Hacemos en el los contratos de alquiler así como plantillas y control de gastos, aunque tenemos un uso mixto de Libreoffice y Microsoft Office en la empresa, ambos son compatibles con sus respectivos formatos así que nunca tuvimos ningún problema de compatibilidad entre ambos programas.

LibreOffice review by aditya s.
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"Easy and loaded with features"

What do you like best?

I like this office because firstly it is open source and secondly it is very easy to use, all the functions are very easy to use. and best thing we don't have to pay a huge amount for this software since it is open source.

Best office for Ubuntu operating system.

It has the lite theme which makes the processing of the operating system faster and easy for user to understand which icon is of what use.

which can open document of any format in this office.

What do you dislike?

It has some issues in power point as it lacks some features which are available on MS office power point , else writer and spreadsheet are very good.

It has a large no of formats in which we can save the document which makes me sometime confusing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is the best office to those who don't want to pay any amount for their office. Lots of features makes it more useful .

But if you are searching for a software for making powerpoint presentation ,then this software is not fulfilling all the needs.

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

It's spreadsheet is very useful for business uses , it can be used as MS excel because it has same features as excel and also it if free of cost .spreadsheet are very common in any business because no matter how small or big the business is Ledger of that business is has to be made which is made in spreadsheet only as we can use formulas in this.

Writer is also very useful as making a document is very easy in this open source writer.

LibreOffice review by Ismael G.
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"Excelente programa para el trabajo administrativo"

What do you like best?

El Libre Office es la mejor alternativa gratis al Microsoft Office que puedes encontrar además de que lo puedes usar en cualquier sistema operativo, no importa cuál tengas. Este programa te ofrece todas las herramientas para el trabajo administrativo como por ejemplo crear documentos, presentaciones y además admite muchos formatos de documentos.

What do you dislike?

La interfaz de usuario podría ser mejorada ya que no parece muy moderno que digamos. Dejando eso de lado no le veo ningún otro inconveniente.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si no quieres pagar por otros offices, este es tu programa, totalmente igual a los otros pero gratis!

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

Crear presentaciones y documentos, leer y exportar archivos de texto y también crear tablas de información.

LibreOffice review by Laia R.
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"The best text editor free of use and easy"

What do you like best?

I like this editor since it is a free and open software. You can easily download and install it in your computer. I use it in Linux and it is as good as the non open microsoft one.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that is not available for every file of microsoft word. If you are not taking care, the software can easily change the format of the file without realizing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a very good text editor if you are expecting a free software.

You can also download it form internet very easy to find and to install.

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

I can solve any problem related to text edition, at the same time, i can easily make savings for the company since it is a free software. ALl the files are editing in this company with this software available in all the operative systems.

LibreOffice review by Mick M.
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"The complete open source office suite."

What do you like best?

It has all the features you'll need from an Office Suite, and the fact that it is open source makes it available to all. It is robust and has an active community of coders developing it. It's compatible with Microsoft Office file formats which is useful if you have to exchange files with its users.

What do you dislike?

Maybe the fact its interface doesn't look as modern as some of the competition, but this has no major importance.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it, you have nothing to lose, and an Office Suite to win.

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

LibreOffice Calc Allows me to track expenditure and income, make calculations and more in an effective way. And free.

LibreOffice review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"Free and practical software for your office and other tasks"

What do you like best?

Firts of all it is free, that means that you don't have to pay for use it, and also, this software cointains a complete suite to help you with your office and other tasks like writting a text document, power point presentation, spreadsheets and others, specifically speaking of libreoffice calc, when you have a lot of data Libreoffice calc opens faster using ods extension than xls one and it allows you to safe more quantity of data too than xls. In general terms LibreOffice does many of the things that an office suite should do and you don't have to pay for that.

What do you dislike?

some of the functionalities compared with other office suit, for example page numbering is a a little more complex to set in Libreoffice writer than others office suit, and also the generation of graphics on Libreoffice calc. Other thing that I dislike is that Libreoffice does not support all types of font formats than other office suit does.

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

Libreoffice allows safe money to the company implementing all the funtionalities and establish many administrative formats and minutes that can easily be exported in PDF, and also handle a lot of data when you work this ods extension on Libreoffice calc, and also it can have compatibility with others office suit.

LibreOffice review by Eugenio S.
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"Office Documents on Ubuntu"

What do you like best?

LibreOffice softwares gives you the same possibilities as Microsoft Office ones, but you can you them for free in Ubuntu/Linux!

You can save your files in all the possible formats, and they will be compatible with MO. Moreover, efficient pdf exporting functions are available.

The function for inserting captions in Figure is very efficient.

In libre office draw, you can easily mount your pictures and export them. There are no equivalent tools in MO that work so efficiently.

What do you dislike?

I experienced some kinds of memory crashes when charging a lot of pictures in libre office text documents.

Sometimes formatting can be a bit tricky in text documents.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can easily think on choosing this product instead of Microsoft Office if your budget is limited. You will not have to regret this decision.

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

Redacting all kind of documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

LibreOffice review by Marcel K.
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"Nice free alternative for office works"

What do you like best?

The interactive coding system is one of the nicest feature that the LibreOffice package offers. I use it nearly everyday. Also they have courses for new users wchich are really nice and offer the basic knowledge you need.

What do you dislike?

Calc and most of the programs are very stable but when using the Math-tool I experienced several crashes and unstable situations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I can recommend it for everybody who doesnt want to pay for a nice office package with all features that you need.

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

In daily work I use it mainly for calculations, reportings and stuff. I think it is more stable than alternative tools and is more faster and needs less cpu power even for large operations with much data.

LibreOffice review by George S.
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"LibreOffice does the job"

What do you like best?

The menus say on screen at the top and it is easy to find the functions I need. Primarily I use Writer and Calc. Both respond well and don't seem to comsume that much memory.

What do you dislike?

Occasionally, some docx documents from the latest version of Word do not format correctly. But the data is there and it is not too difficult to reformat it properly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have used versions of Microsoft Office prior to Office 2013 then you will find the menus and functions easy to navigate and use.

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

I use a CentOS workstation and rarely have a problem reading or loading documents or spreadsheets from clients.

LibreOffice review by Miguel T.
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"Paquete de oficina libre con gran versátilidad"

What do you like best?

Todas las características y opciones que tiene Office SpreadSheet, es una aplicación muy potente y puedes tenerla gratis, puedes hacer lo que quieras, añadir datos, hacer gráficos, añadir fórmulas, combinar información entre hojas y así sucesivamente. La verdad que tiene una gran variedad en cuanto a herramientas para poder trabajar. Me gusta mucho este producto.

What do you dislike?

La interfaz parece bastante anticuada. Además, algunos formatos se pierden o incluso se corrompen cuando el archivo se abre en MS Office.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Este producto es muy recomendable, ya que te permite trabajar de manera rápida y sencilla. A la hora de trabajar su manejo es muy sencillo, además cabe destacar que es gratuito.

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

Lo utilizo especialmente para redactar archivos en el trabajo y la verdad que me resulta muy sencillo poder realizar diversos trabajos con este software.

LibreOffice review by Bogdan P.
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"Decent free alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite"

What do you like best?

It's free and does a decent job replacing MS Office. Above this, It also manages other open document formats.

What do you dislike?

It can be slow, especially with PowerPoint files. Also, formatting might not be mirrored exactly when re-opening files in Word, for example.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you use it exclusively (without editing Microsoft Office documents), it's OK. When you try to edit the same documents in MS Word, for example, it can be tricky as formatting is not 100% similar. Also, PowerPoint documents are slow to view fullscreen.

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

I can open and edit Microsoft Office documents without paying Microsoft. It's especially useful for opening and viewing documents, as editing can be tricky.

LibreOffice review by Maria D.
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"Useful and effective Software"

What do you like best?

The intelligent coding framework is one of the most delightful component that the LibreOffice bundle offers. I utilize it almost ordinary. Additionally they have courses for new clients wchich are extremely decent and offer the fundamental information you require.

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

In every day work I utilize it chiefly for computations, reportings and stuff. I think it is more steady than elective devices and is all the more quicker and needs less cpu control notwithstanding for substantial activities with much information.

LibreOffice review by prateek s.
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"High functionality low support"

What do you like best?

The software literally has every functionality that i need. Almost replicates microsoft office, minus the licensing. Extremely helpful to save down coats. For a fresher, using and learning libre office is easier than Microsoft word, as word had loads of features that are unnecessary for a newbie .

Its a great way to save costs on licensing when basic features are required such as viewing and sending .XLS/.DOC files which do not use highly specialized or complex functionalities.

Even otherwise, this application allows you to do more than what your role might require. Early in my career, i used to use the drag functionality to create SQL queries for thousands of records on LibreOffice. Since the project was on a budget, LibreOffice was a great cost saver, and easy to license .

What do you dislike?

support for less types of files is a major challenge that i face. Also, it is not used at a lot of places and conversion between word and libre office does affect how it shows on screen.

Also, LibreOffice can promote its free product, its definitely an amazing product which is highly underrated.

The UI can be improved to make the product look more enterprise, which currently looks more scientific and packed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

free and powerful. You can use it to your advantage if you plan the users accordingly.

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

Office was expensive, and didnt give all feature at all times. LibreOffice fixed this issue

LibreOffice review by Cathy C.
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"Excellent office suite"

What do you like best?

easy to use, Intuitive, endlessly customizable

What do you dislike?

It is not the fault of LibreOffice but sometimes there are problems converting more complex documents to Microsoft Office. For simple documents, there is usually no problem. Converting to many other formats, especially open source, is usually not a problem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Writer is more of a style-based program than Word, Before using Writer, read some of the documentation about styles so you understand the logic of using them. Once you understand the logic, you will find it easier to use than Word.

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

I mainly use Writer for writing documents and Calc for creating spreadsheets. Both work extremely well. There are active forums for both LibreOffice and Open Office where my questions have been rapidly answered.

LibreOffice review by Mark D.
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"Free Alternative Document Creator and Editor"

What do you like best?

Just the fact that this amazing suite of tools is completely free is enough to make me happy. This thing can handle any formats I throw its' way. Weird spreadsheet file extension that refuses to open elsewhere? No problem for Libreoffice!

What do you dislike?

I've searched and searched my brain but unfortunately I cannot find anything to mention that I particularly dislike!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Pinch some pennies and give LibreOffice a try. You won't be missing any functionality and you'll be getting the same exact results.

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

Saving money is always a priority and with LibreOffice we're able to do exactly that.

LibreOffice review by Vittorio O.
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"Libre Office is a good product that works fine for general purpose teams and very good private use."

What do you like best?

Libre Ofice is a quick & easy I loved it for this, with some particula idea that mak it very good.

I.e. filter for import wk4 (the last format of Lotus 123) files.

What do you dislike?

it'is difficult use it within a MS addicted community. This is the only problem. The saveto format is near perfect but people don't rely on it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Identify a group of users that dont frequently share files with Ms People, and explain it the business savings. Next you can base the diffusion on their experience.

When you have a problem rely on the support of the community.

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

Libre Office works good without unuseful gadget. Is a solid product with a big history (it is a fork of Open Office). Give it a ry.

LibreOffice review by Samuel L.
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"Not an alternative, simply essential"

What do you like best?

LibreOffice provides everything I need in an office suite - Plus, its native format converts directly to GoogleDocs format when I upload to my Google Drive.

What do you dislike?

LibreOffice doesn't do email or calendar... but I'm not sure it really needs to. Being open-source, the more responsible thing is to sidle up to other FOSS respectables who are already doing a good job.

Recommendations to others considering the product

No need to chain yourself to expensive proprietary licenses. I've been using LibreOffice exclusively for more than ten years (including the previous OpenOffice), and it's more than sufficient for any business task you might otherwise have to pay hundreds of dollars for.

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

I use LibreOffice for documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and business stationery (designing cards and ads). Big advantage is that it has always natively supported export to PDF.

LibreOffice review by Administrator
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"LibreOffice libre y gratis."

What do you like best?

Lo mejor de libreOffice es que ofrece toda la potencia de una suite ofimática como microsoft word, pero basado en una licencia de GNU LGPL. Es decir, tenemos una suite ofimática con todas las ventajas que ofrece el software libre y de código abierto y a coste gratuito.

Puedes usar en todos los puestos de trabajo de tus empleados esta suite sin tener que pagar un euro por su licencia.

Del mismo modo, en un entorno educativo, también podrías usarlo con todos los puestos de los alumnos sin tener que desembolsar nada.

What do you dislike?

Se echa en falta un cliente de correo electrónico. Algo que si incorporan otras opciones de la competencia como Microsoft Word Office. También es cierto que migrar de un entorno Microsoft a LibreOffice puede requerir un tiempo mínimo para adaptarse a los cambios, pues aunque son parecidos no todas las herramientas están en el mismo lugar.

También es cierto que LibreBase es bastante menos amigable que access y yo personalmente he tenido algunos problemas a la hora de hacer un mismo proyecto en LibreBAse que en Access.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si lo quieres para bases de datos, no es precisamente la mejor opción. Para cualquier otra herramienta ofimática, es perfecto.

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

Ahorro en costes de pagos de licencias de software ofimático. Yo lo uso en mi aula para el aprendizaje ofimático y no genera ningún coste tenerlo instalado en los puestos de los alumnos.

LibreOffice review by Gautam A.
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"Great Alternative for Microsoft Office"

What do you like best?

Libra office is a very good alternative for highly priced Microsoft office. It lets you edit your word documents, excel sheets , CSV all using a single tool. Very good if you do not want to waste money on buying costly software.

What do you dislike?

It can be used as an alternative to MS-Office, but still lacks a lot of feature when compared to it, specially for excel sheets. Also its UI is very basic.

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

Save Money, Use Libra Office

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