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LibreOffice: the office automation suite that lets you carry out your work without paying for expensive licenses

Pros

  • A complete and functional suite.
  • Familiar interface.
  • Free and open software.

Cons

  • Not many functions in the cloud.

In general, when we talk about office automation applications we refer to Microsoft, which isn’t surprising since Microsoft Office has become the default and the benchmark of most offices. But, are there alternatives? Of course! One that’s been getting its name about is LibreOffice, software suite that lets you carry out your work without having to fork out for expensive licenses.

LibreOffice has got what you need

LibreOffice uses an interface very similar to what we might expect in the old Microsoft Office products. The look’s a little dated if we’re being honest, but the truth is that everyone knows how to use it and all the tools are where we’d expect them to be. A wise decision, then, by the team behind LibreOffice, who haven’t committed the mistake (in our opinion) of changing to the Ribbon interface.


LibreOffice is one of the default programs in the Linux operating system, which is why it gets so much use. Many people have defected from the Microsoft camp to free-of-charge OpenOffice, after being put-off by the high price tag of the former. Of course, many people then continue using LibreOffice after they find out the benefits and its high performance.

Open for Business

You can write and format texts thanks to LibreOffice Writer, the word processor included in the suite, generate and edit spreadsheets thanks to LibreOffice Calc, manage databases thanks to LibreOffice Base, make presentations in LibreOffice Impress, edit or create graphics with LibreOffice Draw, and work out Math formulas in LibreOffice Math. LibreOffice supports traditional formats (DOC, XLS, PPT, etc.), as well as ODT, ODS, ODP o any other open format of the ODF family.

In short, LibreOffice is a comprehensive, free-of-charge office automation package developed under the standards of GNU open software, which delivers many benefits, benefits you won’t even find in some packages that charge for their use.

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Type Free (GPL)

Version 5.3.3 (32-bit)

Size 210.86 MB

Other versions

5.3.3 (32-bit) 5.3.3 (64-bit) 5.3.2 (32-bit) 5.3.2 (64-bit) 5.3.1 (32-bit)

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