Six Good Reasons To Download Libreoffice 4.0
Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:38 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:36 PM
While most all desktop freebie office suites can open and edit Office 2010 files (.docx, .xlsx and .pptx) -- NONE of them can save in those formats! Why is that? Not a fatal shortfall, but can be quite annoying for those wishing to edit/save files using Office Web apps and desktop freebie suites -- when the former will only save in the newer format while the latter only in the old format.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:57 AM
But anyway I can't agree with some of the six reasons mentioned in the article.
1.) Big gains in interoperability - no, still too much confusion and missing elements when you open modern Microsoft Office formats docx, xlsx, pptx, real interoperability is still not given.
3.) A prettier UI - for me personally it's still as bad as before. It still feel like in a time travel to the Ninetîes when I use it.
4.) Speed, and more speed - I find it still quite slow, as before.
If you're looking for an office suite with real interoperability, a pretty UI and high speed, choose SoftMaker Office. It's the only office package I know to offer seamless file transfers between Microsoft Office without loss of formats.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:29 AM
You can save as docx. It's the xml format. I have mine defaulted to always save in this format. Same for the spreadsheet and power point formats. Searching the web, there may be some problems with saving in docx, and it recommends saving as .doc instead.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:09 AM
Obviously, you have been using OpenOffice.org - which cannot. However, LibreOffice has been able to do this for quite a long time now. Please try LibreOffice and not OpenOffice.org.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:15 AM
Not sure what you mean. You certainly can save your files in the Office formats you mentioned. If you are in Calc, Just click "save as" and select MS excel 2007/2010 XML. That is the xslx format. In Libreoffice preferences you can change the default save to the office files and disable the fidelity warnings.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:43 PM
For a free program, sure is close to Office, and for that kind of money,,,, Also started looking at Linex recently, and, again with what little I know to date, sure worth spending more time trying it. Talk about a closed mind. But finally the money (lack of) has spoken.
For those that have used these in the past, smart thinking.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:50 PM
Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:32 PM
What IT department wants the security issues that come from files being loaded onto their systems from unknown 3rd party systems into Microsoft applications?
It's been a long time since the IT departments were THAT unsophisticated!
Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:59 AM
No problem doing that with LibreOffice 4 Writer. Simply highlight the text you want to move with your mouse then drag it wherever to move it.