LibreOffice is a powerful and free office suite. It has a clean interface and feature-rich tools that can help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. All for the low price of FREE. 🙂
What can I do with it?
LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most versatile Free and Open Source office suite on the market:
- Writer (word processing)
- Calc (spreadsheets)
- Impress (presentations)
- Draw (vector graphics and flowcharts)
- Base (databases)
- Math (formula editing)
What is Open Source?
Open-source software is a type of computer software in which source code is released under a license in which the copyright holder grants users the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose. Open-source software may be developed in a collaborative public manner.
Use Documents of All Kinds
LibreOffice is compatible with a wide range of document formats such as Microsoft® Word (.doc, .docx), Excel (.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx) and Publisher. But LibreOffice goes much further with its native support for a modern and open standard call the Open Document Format (ODF). You can also export your work in many different formats including PDF and PDF forms.
Will LibreOffice Work on my Computer?
LibreOffice works on computers that run Linux, Mac, or Windows. Just head on over to their website to download your copy today: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/.
Should you switch to LibreOffice?
I find that LibreOffice is perfect for those that are not working/sharing documents with others in a professional or otherwise group setting.
There are some differences in the document formats between Microsoft Office and LibreOffice, so if you are usually sharing word processing documents or spreadsheets with other people that use Microsoft Office, you should stick with using Microsoft Office so that there is no change to the format of the documents.
However, if you are not sharing documents with people and need a way to write letters or create other word processing documents, spreadsheets, etc. then LibreOffice is the best option (especially given it’s price of FREE). 🙂