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Floydoid

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Re: Updating Office
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2020, 09:35:41 AM »

Apache Open office is very good, but I prefer its distant cousin (the free) Libre Office. [Apache didn't like some spreadsheet formulae that I'd created in MS Office, but Libre is as sweet as a nut.] I've used this for several years now, and found it excellent.

https://www.libreoffice.org/

BTW if you decide to d/l it, don't forget that the local help files are in a separate d/l file.

https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/ [version 6.4.6 will be fine (and more stable) for most users.]
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Re: Updating Office
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2021, 02:33:37 PM »

I moved to office 365 from my now ancient office 2009, my main reason is probably outlook, the rest of the suite is a bonus.
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Re: Updating Office
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2021, 03:23:41 PM »

I'd go with Libreoffice I've used it for some years now and have yet to find a M$ file it cannot open from the Office suite, OK no Outlook but who cares about that there are plenty of free email products.

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Re: Updating Office
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2021, 03:40:58 PM »

I moved to office 365 from my now ancient office 2009, my main reason is probably outlook, the rest of the suite is a bonus.
You also get 1TB of storage with fast access. I can upload to OneDrive @ > 100Mbps. Some of the other online storage vendors I trialled were very sluggish in comparison.  :)
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Re: Updating Office
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2021, 06:36:22 PM »

You also get 1TB of storage with fast access. I can upload to OneDrive @ > 100Mbps. Some of the other online storage vendors I trialled were very sluggish in comparison.  :)

Yeah it was quite convenient, I signed up for the 1tb space and within a few weeks was like I need the new office well I have it now anyway. :)
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Re: Updating Office
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2021, 05:46:49 PM »

One drawback with OpenOffice is that it cannot save to current Microsoft Office formats. LibreOffice can and is more widely used.

I've used Libre Office for several years now and have never had any problems with it. I generally find it excellent.

https://www.libreoffice.org/
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Re: Updating Office
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2021, 06:37:13 PM »

I've used Libre Office for several years now and have never had any problems with it. I generally find it excellent.

https://www.libreoffice.org/
Not saying it's bad.as it may be just me, but I had trouble with filling a column with a formula
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Re: Updating Office
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2021, 07:42:40 PM »

I had similar problems with Apache Open office - it just didn't like some spreadsheet formulae that I'd created in MS Office, but Libre is as sweet as a nut.
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