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Office Alternative

Post by Shlomart Ben Yisrael » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:03 pm

Here's a full office software suite that's free and open source:

http://www.libreoffice.org/

Time to get off the Microsoft pipe. It's full-featured and compatible with most word document formats. It's also free.

For the mobile space, I prefer Kingsoft...

http://www.kingsoftstore.com/

...it's also free.
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Re: Office Alternative

Post by ElTaco » Thu May 21, 2015 9:43 pm

I have Office and LibreOffice installed on my Surface PRO 3. Frankly with O365, I think MS has nailed it fairly well. I do agree that for word, the other solutions work as well for the majority of the requirements. Some of the other products in the suites don't come close to working as well as the office equivalent when I've tried them in the past though.

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Re: Office Alternative

Post by Dinsdale » Fri May 22, 2015 3:28 pm

What do you guys think about Excel alternatives?

Believe it or not, I've mostly been able to avoid Excel all these many years, but now my duties include filling in spreadsheets. I have Office (2003, I seem to remember), but if something else is easier, or more compatible with newer Office versions, I'm all ears.
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Re: Office Alternative

Post by Screw_Michigan » Fri May 22, 2015 6:04 pm

I like Open Office.
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Re: Office Alternative

Post by Goober McTuber » Fri May 22, 2015 8:58 pm

Screw_Michigan wrote:I like Open Orifice.
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Re: Office Alternative

Post by ElTaco » Sat May 23, 2015 12:04 pm

Open Office, Libre Office, and even web based alternatives are all fine and dandy. It is mainly a matter of taking the time to learn the nuances of each product. I have tried to use them all in a pinch, but usually get frustrated because I don't know their way of doing calculations, formulas and other things. Once you learn the way they work, it should probably be able to handle 80-90% of what Excel and office do.

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Re: Office Alternative

Post by Shlomart Ben Yisrael » Sun May 24, 2015 10:02 am

Goober McTuber wrote:
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Re: Office Alternative

Post by KC Scott » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:35 pm

thanks for the link - need to get my middle son a laptop for school and fuck Microsoft

He's not doing anything processor intensive like CAD or movies - anybody got any suggestions?

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Re: Office Alternative

Post by ElTaco » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:58 am

You could get the shitty ipadpro, or get the MS Surface 3 or the cheaper I3 based Surface 3 Pro. The surface is awesome for students since its tablet size/weight and easy to carry around, even with the huge books kids have to carry these days.

Costco was selling them for a decent price, Keyboard and with O365 included for a year.

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Re: Office Alternative

Post by Shlomart Ben Yisrael » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:55 am

ElTaco wrote:You could get the shitty ipadpro...

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