LibreOffice

LibreOffice

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 167 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.6.4
  • Total Downloads:
    314,657
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 06, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    215.43MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,029
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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When it comes to creating documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations, MS Office is the suite that comes to mind. But let's face it: Office is a pricey piece of software. Thankfully, there are cheaper alternatives out there, but they don't always live up to their promise. LibreOffice offers up a free alternative, and we found it on par with its more popular competitor.

LibreOffice opens with a main menu that let us select which application we wanted to use: Base, Calc, Draw, Impress, Math, and Writer. Each application's interface will look very familiar to you if you've used MS Office products. We started with LibreOffice Writer, the suite's word-processing application. We typed up a document and formatted it without any issues. The application saves documents as .odt files by default, which cannot be opened by MS Word. But to solve any compatibility issues, it does allow you to save it as a .doc file. We proceeded to check out Calc and Impress, the suite's spreadsheet and presentation programs. Like Writer, each program introduced a familiar interface. We were able to bypass the default .ods and .odp file types to MS file types and open them without any issues. And the Math and Draw applications were just icing on top of the cake of this capable suite of tools. Should you need it, each application includes a link that takes you to the Web site for support.

LibreOffice installs and uninstalls cleanly. Its tools work just as well as their pricey competitor's, and it's free. What else can we say? We highly recommend the program.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 7 votes

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    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
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    4.0

    out of 167 votes

    • 5 star 79
    • 4 star 49
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 13
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5 stars

"The only free office software that I can use."

January 28, 2013  |  By Blackdoraemon360

 |  Version: LibreOffice 3.6.4

Pros

Good, free, classic like MS Office 2003 and under, good plugins, better use.

Cons

No cons than MS Office.
Sometimes MS Office always makes a mistake like key expires and fake updates. But this is nothing problems!.

Summary

This software is good for your office management budget. :D

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3 stars

"It's good considering it's free."

January 19, 2013  |  By berock2122

 |  Version: LibreOffice 3.6.4

Pros

It is free and it can support word document format. Also it's spreadsheet is very capable. Plus it has a formula program that MS office doesn't.

Cons

It isn't even close to having as many features as MS office. It is also more complicated than MS office.

Summary

Don't even think that you could use this to replace MS Office. This is a very basic office setup that is great for making simple documents like an essay or something like that but it is. Very quickly you will find that it doesn't have features that MS office has or they are hidden. This is a situation were you get what you paid for. Also It is more complicated than MS office. The icons aren't as strait forward as MS office and a lot of the settings aren't found in the icons but are found in the settings bar at the top, which makes it more difficult to find. MS office is also a lot more customizable and lot more intuitive. Although the one thing that impressed me was that spreadsheet. It seemed very capable and you could do a lot of the function that MS office could. The spreadsheet is not as simple as MS office or as productive but it gets the job done. Although I can't say that the rest of the programs could get the job done. I couldn't even find a subscript and superscript setting for the text editor.

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4 stars

"LibreOffice 3.6.4 Writer, other parts not visited."

December 17, 2012  |  By colintivy

 |  Version: LibreOffice 3.6.4

Pros

It has all the features of the current Microsoft Office as far as I can see. As a free facility it is unrivaled.

Cons

I miss the apparent ability to put ikons of some features on the tool bar, particularly the envelopes and label printing facility which have always been present in the MS program. They are tucked away in two drop down menus which are not intuitive.
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5 stars

"Just as good as MS Office, and simpler"

December 16, 2012  |  By soscar

 |  Version: LibreOffice 3.6.4

Pros

Does everytrhing that MS Office does. Uncluttered

Cons

None that I could see

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5 stars

"Great Office Suite Replacement"

December 09, 2012  |  By Velgath

 |  Version: LibreOffice 3.6.4

Pros

The majority of MS Office functionality is very similar. If you have used MS Office, the learning curve for any of the LibreOffice equivalents should be very small.

Cons

Some small interoperability problems still exist between LibreOffice and MS Office. The majority which I have encountered have been related to the .docx format. Using MS Office to view a document saved in LibreOffice as .docx, many font changes and formatting issues arise.

Summary

Excellent open-source replacement for MS Office. However, I recommend sticking with the .doc file format if the document will likely be viewed by someone using MS Office.

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5 stars

"Excellent Free MS Office Alternative!"

December 08, 2012  |  By rasheed12824

 |  Version: LibreOffice 3.6.4

Pros

- All indispensable features for common users present
- Quick loading time
- Does what it says
- Updated regularly
- FREE
- open source

Cons

no bugs encountered yet.

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5 stars

"Excellent Free MS Office Alternative!"

December 08, 2012  |  By rasheed12824

 |  Version: LibreOffice 3.6.4

Pros

- All indispensable features for common users present
- Quick loading time
- Does what it says
- Updated regularly
- FREE
- open source

Cons

no bugs encountered yet.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.6.4
Version 3.6.4 includes For Windows users that have OpenOffice.org installed, we advise uninstalling that beforehand, because it registers the same file type. associations.
General
Publisher The Document Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.documentfoundation.org/
Release Date December 05, 2012
Date Added December 06, 2012
Version 3.6.4
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Office Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 215.43MB
File Name LibreOffice_4.3.5_Win_x86.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 314,657
Downloads Last Week 2,029
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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