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    Anyone using LibreOffice in Anger?

    I was wondering if anyone uses LibreOffice at all.

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    I know a lot of people would be aware of Oracles OpenOffice ofc. But it seems LibreOffice fork of OpenOffice is also a decent alternative to MS Office? So does anyone have it deployed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I was wondering if anyone uses LibreOffice at all.

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    I know a lot of people would be aware of Oracles OpenOffice ofc. But it seems LibreOffice fork of OpenOffice is also a decent alternative to MS Office? So does anyone have it deployed?
    We install it on netbooks. Seems to do everything required of it.

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    Yes - sitewide. Installed perfectly from msi

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    I was just going to ask the same question as I've come to install OpenOffice on a new set of netbooks.

    Is there any tech reason to switch or have you just done it to support the "good" guys?

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    Is there any tech reason to switch or have you just done it to support the "good" guys?
    Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice | Applications - InfoWorld

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    In summary, Open Office is dead. Blame Oracle. Switch to LibreOffice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I was wondering if anyone uses LibreOffice at all.
    I used it at home to layout a children's book containing 30-odd 300DPI full-page images, with the document coming to around 200MB in size. LibreOffice Writer had a tendancy to crash, particularly when trying to export the file to PDF to send to the printers, although in fairness I was probably using it for something it wasn't really designed for. Word 2010 seems to handle the same task okay, though.

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    I use it on PCs at work and also have it on a number of PCs at home. It's great and I can do everything that I used to do with the Office suite from M$....

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    yup it dosent have the please register nag screens like oo does

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    I have used it on a Mac and it did in fact make me angry but did not push it sitewide to anything other than the iPastels.

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