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Hi Tom

TomD wrote
Has anyone here used the AndrOffice or the LibreOffice version on Android?

Does anyone know if it installs onto the device itself so that it's usable

I have a friend who is going off to a distant land where they won't be
to use their hand-held phone but has created a spreadsheet to help convert
between the various currencies they will encounter.  I've never used an
Android so i have no idea what to recommend but i'd rather suggest a
LibreOffice or OpenOffice solution.  Any ideas?

AndrOffice is a port of OpenOffice but the interface was not redesigned so
it's unusable in a mobile phone (maybe on a 10" tablet it could work)

LibreOffice Viewer is...  a viewer (and absurdly slow). I realize that at
some point it will have editing functions but at the moment it is a huge
download just to view files. The main advantage is that is supports ODF

I use WPS Office (formerly Kingston Office) but it is not Open Source. It is
a reverse-code software from an unknown company, so use at your own risk...
The usability is quite good even on a mobile phone. IMO it is currently the
best option. It doesn't support ODF, only MS formats (old binary and XHTML)

All of these are installed on the phone and work with files on the phone (no
need to connect to the "cloud")

Finally there is Microsoft Office... The interface is not bad (but inferior
to WPS) and it works with local files but requires an account to synchronize
at some point to the "cloud". I was not very impressed. I can't remember if
it worked with ODF...

Hope this helps (and looking forward to read other opinions :) )

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