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  • #21
    Originally posted by treba View Post

    You might want to give wps Office, only office or free office a try. Libreoffice is not the only one out there (although my personal preference, even though it doesn't look as shiny).
    None of those are open source, except OnlyOffice.

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    • #22
      Originally posted by Prescience500 View Post
      Microsoft Office is dominating because of Outlook and Activesync support. Until there's a good Outlook and/or Activesync killer that's free or cheap, then Microsoft Office will reign.
      Wrong, it is dominating because LibreOffice breaks formatting of many Microsoft Office documents and makes it impossible to collaborate with individuals and companies who create documents in Microsoft Office.

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      • #23
        Originally posted by Cerberus View Post

        Wrong, it is dominating because LibreOffice breaks formatting of many Microsoft Office documents and makes it impossible to collaborate with individuals and companies who create documents in Microsoft Office.
        I used to have a lot of problems with LibreOffice having that issue. In the last year or so though, it's worked perfectly for me. I can't tell the difference in going between the two. I don't know if it's just me, but it's clearly getting a lot better. Every one I've ever worked with uses Google Docs for collaboration. Even all my clients use Google Docs and they have Office 365 and I've offered to help them learn to use it for collaboration.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by Britoid View Post

          None of those are open source, except OnlyOffice.
          If you're currently using Windows with MS Office then that's probably not *the* major blocker argument
          wps office and only office are available as flatpaks on flathub so at least can get somewhat/increasingly sandboxed in case you don't want to trust them with messing around your system (but AFAIK both don't have native Wayland support yet, which is needed for real sandboxing).

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          • #25
            Originally posted by JeansenVaars View Post
            Libre is sooo behind office. Its sad but I wish Libre got the resources it requires to make it competitive. There's not a slight chance it can compete with ms word or power point, lack of features, templates and even this decade's appearance.

            Its blocking my family to moving to Linux actually. They just need office and work with files other people send as docx , pptx etc
            I'm confused because I have used Libre Office to work with docx and even save as docx. Perhaps, because its not Office, I doubt it will 100% do everything.

            More importantly, you will never get away from Office until everyone you deal with abandons it. Its much like Gimp VS Photoshop where if you do graphic design for work, no one expects you to use anything other than Photoshop. Until that changes, you will not be using Libre. Your only alternative is to then move to Linux and either VM Windows for Office, use Office online, or see if it works with Wine. If you can't do any of those then you might as well forget Linux exists for that situation.

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            • #26
              Originally posted by treba View Post

              You might want to give wps Office, only office or free office a try. Libreoffice is not the only one out there (although my personal preference, even though it doesn't look as shiny).
              I wish WPS and FreeOffice/SoftMaker Office had a baby, as I like WPS's more modern ribbon better than the older ribbon in Free/Soft (still better than endless menus though!), but I like the robustness of Free/Soft better: it's more stable and a lot less buggy.

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              • #27
                Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
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                Thanks for confirming what I said.

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                • #28
                  Originally posted by cl333r View Post
                  Thanks for confirming what I said.
                  All I did was confirm that it really doesn't matter what office suite I use; not that your ideas are valid.

                  Most people are going to be using MS Office or Google Docs so our views don't really matter. The only thing I agree with what you actually said is the lack of competition and the choices being Google or Microsoft. The rest of what you said,

                  you're wrong,it's all relative, it's a matter of taste, it's good enough etc
                  are the same reasons that anyone picks anything regardless if it's an office suite or clothing or food or porn. That looks better to me (taste), that does what I need it to (good enough), they all accomplish the same goals for my needs (all relative)...except for you're wrong (a choice out of spite or rebellion...needs more context), all of those are the same personal opinions we'd use to make an informed decision based on our needs regardless of topic.

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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

                    I wish WPS and FreeOffice/SoftMaker Office had a baby, as I like WPS's more modern ribbon better than the older ribbon in Free/Soft (still better than endless menus though!), but I like the robustness of Free/Soft better: it's more stable and a lot less buggy.
                    I wished Libreoffice would pick up a few of WPS office's features, mainly tabbed documents and using client side decorations to place them. Their ribbon interface (the "tabbed" user interface) works well for me and is imo more or less on par already. Why they don't want to use CSD is a mystery to me though...they use GTK and everything else in the GTK world, even Firefox and Chrome, plus all the other offices, including MS Office, use CSD for a while now. Maybe at some point they will reconsider that...

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                    • #30
                      Originally posted by treba View Post

                      I wished Libreoffice would pick up a few of WPS office's features, mainly tabbed documents and using client side decorations to place them. Their ribbon interface (the "tabbed" user interface) works well for me and is imo more or less on par already. Why they don't want to use CSD is a mystery to me though...they use GTK and everything else in the GTK world, even Firefox and Chrome, plus all the other offices, including MS Office, use CSD for a while now. Maybe at some point they will reconsider that...
                      LibreOffice does use client-side decoration. It's just a standard GTK titlebar.

                      Chrome doesn't really use GTK by the way other than to read colours.

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