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Office applications

Postby drepouille » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:00 pm

https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Product_Release
I was surprised to learn that OpenOffice.org was transferred to the Apache Software Foundation on June 1st, 2011.
What are the comparative strengths and weaknesses of LibreOffice relative to OpenOffice?
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Re: Office applications

Postby russellhltn » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:37 pm

Doing a web search for "libreoffice vs openoffice" will turn up a few articles.

At this point, I think Libre is coming out ahead.
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Re: Office applications

Postby davesudweeks » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:08 pm

I have used both. I prefer LibreOffice personally, though I haven't used OpenOffice in a couple of years.

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Re: Office applications

Postby lajackson » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:50 pm

I believe LibreOffice is more actively being maintained and developed. And for me, LibreOffice has some subtle advantages that were of benefit when I was working with Microsoft Office documents at work.

There was a time when Open Office seemed to fall off the edge of the world, but they are back and both programs are very similar. I would google some articles, read the newer ones, and decide if the advantages LibreOffice has to offer are beneficial. They are to me, so I prefer LibreOffice over Open Office.


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