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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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4 stars

"Reliable office suit. Free and Open."

February 08, 2014  |  By mark0812

 |  Version: LibreOffice 4.2.0


It's uncomparable in cost with MS Office since 139euros/Student to 539euros/professional editions in Greece. Plus free updates every 6 months. Plus clear and transparent procedures in administration, comments, bugs, QA, etc. Plus Open. Using it for 6 months and found it OK.


Sometimes stops responding (edition 4.2.0) but don't lose my work.


Fine for Home and Office use. Recommend 100%.

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5 stars

"Great office program."

February 07, 2014  |  By Mustang5513

 |  Version: LibreOffice 4.2.0


This can do everything that MS Office can do including keeping files in MS format. The only MS office program that can beat it and not by much is MS office Professional and that's only because it has program that are not in LibreOffice.


Haven't really found any problems with it. It works across multiple platforms without having to download other helpers to get it to work.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.2.0
  • The distribution for Windows is an international build, so you can choose the user interface language that you prefer. Help content is available via an online service, or alternatively as a separate install.
  • Our Windows binaries are digitally signed by The Document Foundation.
  • For Windows users that have OpenOffice.org installed, we advise uninstalling that beforehand, because it registers the same file type associations.
  • Some menu entries have changed or added. If you miss something, that may be due to the use of customised menu settings from your previous LibreOffice installation.
Publisher The Document Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.documentfoundation.org/
Release Date January 30, 2014
Date Added January 30, 2014
Version 4.2.0
Category Business Software
Subcategory Office Suites
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Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 210.13MB
File Name LibreOffice_5.0.2_Win_x86.msi
Total Downloads 391,488
Downloads Last Week 1,869
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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