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LibreOffice Continues To Spread Its Wings

LibreOffice Continues To Spread Its Wings

LibreOffice, which is a project forked from the once-popular OpenOffice.org (OOo), has done well. Recently, the productivity software suite celebrated its first full year since splitting from its origins, and this week The Document Foundation (TDF)--the group responsible for overseeing LibreOffice--made a number of important announcements about the project at the LibreOffice Conference in Paris.

There is now a LibreOffice Online prototype, which is an exciting development. Thanks to the efforts of developer and unofficial Awesomest Name Of The Year recipient Tor Lillqvist, LibreOffice can soon be ported to the iOS and Android platforms, bringing the suite to the iPad and Android tablets.

These projects should bear fruit in the form of actual products sometime in late 2012 or early 2013.



Additionally, France is fully embracing LibreOffice. About half a million computers in the French government will be switching from OOo to LibreOffice--which boosts LibreOffice’s install base by 5% in one fell swoop. Students of the Paris Region (Île-de-France) are about to get USB keys packed with LibreOffice and other software. How many keys are being distributed? 800,000. Yowza. And if that weren’t enough of a resounding endorsement, Region Île-de-France is joining the TDF advisory board.

It isn’t often that we write about France and technology, but this is an interesting case of a country throwing in with a product suite and helping that suite gain traction in a competitive market space.
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LibreOfice Vs. OpenOffice Vs. Microsoft office review?

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Yeah but we'd have to call this place, Hot Software. :)

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Been using LibreOffice  to replace OpenOffice  as a  free office suite most of 2011,it is really pretty darn good.Grabbed the new Ubuntu 'Ocelot'  11.10 put it on a flash drive portable OS system and LibreOffice suite on a stick.Pretty solid and snappy & price is right too.

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Haven't tried LibreOffice yet but if it's as good as OpenOffice hey, I'm willing to jump on the bandwagon.

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Dave_HH:
Yeah but we'd have to call this place, Hot Software. :)

HAHAHA!

 

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I've got Office 2007 Pro on one pc & my flat mate has got Abbyword, some kind of a word processor that she downloaded for free. If LibreOffice is for free, I may try it.

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If I have Excel open a text file and it doesn't recognize the delimiter (comma or tab), it opens a query to have you select a delimiter and field marker. The LibreOffice Spreadsheet module just sends it to its text document module. If you have to deal with non-standard data file (e.g., space-delimited), it's a real pain to work around.

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I am a person who uses LibreOffice (LO) almost everyday.

LO coming on tablets soon, so versatile!

Try out the extensions available with LO. It makes LO even more useful. Here are some very good extensions for LO:

http://www.languagetool.org/

- helps detect some grammar mistakes

-Requires Java 6.0 or later.

For Ubuntu (Linux) users I recommend they download libreoffice-java-common from the Ubuntu Software Center.

http://code.google.com/p/ooo2gd/downloads/detail?name=ooo2gd_3.0.0.oxt&can=2&q=

that lets you quickly & easily upload to Google Docs

I also recommend The complete Writer Guide:

http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/cgi_img_auth.php/b/ba/0200WG3-WriterGuide.pdf

and http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Documentation

& Getting Started guide (full book) http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/cgi_img_auth.php/c/c4/0100GS3-GettingStartedLibO.pdf

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