Quote: "I wanted to check on its compatibility with other providers ie
microsoft office . . ." What other "providers" do you need to be
compatible with? That other office packages are you using, and what
different file formats are you using? You should find that LibreOffice
will handle what you are using in the way of "office documents". It
sure covers all of my home/office needs.
I get MS Office documents sent to me all the time [it seems] and had
very little problems with them. The only issue I have had, was when the
person created a very complex document with the latest version of Word
that others with the previous version could not view properly as well.
I do not use PowerPoint or LO's Impress hardly at all. I seem to stick
with Writer and Calc [Word and Excel] documents. I prefer not to use
the MS OOXML formats and stick with older .doc and .xlt formats so there
would be no compatibility issues between all the different MS Office
versions and their individually defined OOXML formats that plaguing some
MS Office users. The issue is since each time a new version of Office
comes out, MS "redefines" the OOXML formats just enough that sometimes
documents created by the newest version do not display correctly
previous versions - i.e. create a .docx document with newest version of
Word and then hope that it displays correctly on Word that was bought 3
or 4 years ago.
LibreOffice keeps having the filters, that import/export MS Office
document, as up-to-date as possible.
I stopped using MS Office since the 2003 version. I still have the
Office 2003 media, but I cannot afford to keep buying the "latest and
greatest" [so they say] since they keep telling the people I know that
they "must" get the newest version of Office to "compete". I stopped
using MS's Office packages in 2004 or 2005. Now that most of my work is
done on Linux systems, you must use an alternative to MS. LibreOffice
is the best I have used. It has been that way since LibreOffice came out.
The great thing about LibreOffice is the cross-platform ability. There
are more platforms [i.e. Windows, Linux, Mac] that support LibreOffice
than MS Office, plus more supported "native languages" - 100+ so far I
On 10/26/2015 12:58 PM, Bastián Díaz wrote:
Wow !, this is a very complex question depends on many factors.
My first and last recommendation is that download LibreOffice and try it
with your documents. LibreOffice is a Free and Open Source project, you
have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
- LibreOffice has excellent filters import/export to Office documents
(doc, docx, pptx, etc.)
- LibreOffice can be connected directly to onedrive, Sharepoint and
other remote services (try to activate the native dialogs)
- The design of your documents will remain depending on usage styles,
direct formatting, typography or unique elements of MS Office (like
- The import of macros is limited and not recommended.
And much more...
El 26-10-2015 13:04, p.a.2k9 escribió:
Before I decide to download your software I wanted to check on its compatibility with other
providers ie microsoft office, word, excel as I use those at work but need to do work at home
sometimes using sheets already created in microsoft.
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