Category Archives: LibOvs

LibO vs. MS Commercial

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(Screenshot taken from: whygetasurfacepro.com)

So, here is the very first real post in the category “LibO vs”. I would like to start analyzing the commercial, which is about the surface Pro, which runs the standard Windows 8, so that you are able to use all of the Win 7 programs.

So let’s compare the functionality of LibreOffice with MS Office (MS Office prices from http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/buy/ )

Full Office Suite LibreOffice 4.1 (0$) MS Office Home & Student 2013 (139,99$) Office 365 Home Premium (9,99$ / month or 99,99$ / year) or Office Professional 2013 ($399) Office Professional 2010 ($???) Office Online (0$)
Create Presentation
(Easy to add effects and organize them in a beautiful way)
YES (Personally not that easy)
+
YES (If you are OK with Ribbon [UI since 2007] than absolutely)
+
YES (If you are OK with Ribbon [UI since 2007] than absolutely)
+
YES (If you are OK with Ribbon [UI since 2007] than absolutely)
+
YES (Basics only)
+
Read and save OOXML documents
(e.g.: docx pptx)
[1]
YES (See MS Office for some incompatibility issues)
+
YES (If saved in “strict”)
+
YES (If saved in “strict”)
+
YES (Keep in mind: Default format since 2007 –> The OOXML this program saves is not the standard)
YES (Basic functionality, No strict mode)
Read ODF files (e.g.odt, odp) 1.2 extended
++
1.2
+
1.2
+
1.1 (That’s why some ODF files are “damaged” for MS Office….)
YES (Do not know which ODF version, assume 1.2)
+
Open | Edit MS Publisher files YES | YES (No possibility to safe .pub files)
+
NO | NO
YES | YES
++
YES | YES
++
NO | NO
Open | EDIT MS Visio files YES | YES
++
NO | NO (I do not own this program, it is not advertised on the website)
YES | NO (I guessed this one, I am sure about 2010 Professional)(I do not own this program, it is not advertised on the website)
+
YES | NO(Not advertised, but I own this program)
+
NO | NO
Save an editable copy of a document inside of a PDF YES
++
NO
NO
NO
NO
Where can I use it? Windows, Mac and Linux [iOS and Android, as well a online version in work]
+++
Windows and Mac (There is a version for Windows Phone, Windows RT and online, but with reduced functionality]
++
Windows (There is a version for Windows Phone, Windows RT and online, but reduced functionality]
Office 365: Additionally: iOS [reduced functionality]
+++
Windows (There is a version for Windows Phone and online, but reduced functionality]
+
Online Connection required, can be used additionally to the normal suites
++
Touch optimized NO
NO (not really)
NO (not really)
NO
NO
E-mail client included NO (You may use the OpenSource Thunderbird by Mozilla)
NO
YES
++
YES
++
NO [Outlook.com is another online service, but no desktop app)
End 12 + / 3 4 + / 7 11 + / 2 7 + / 6 4 + / 9
Final result

+9

-3

+9

+1

-5

Rank

1

0$

4

139$

1

9,99$ / month or 99,99$ / year or 399$ one-time

3

???$

5

0$

Disclaimer: I have done my best to research this. If you think I am wrong, please comment!!!

So, please use the full Office Suite: LibreOffice

New section: LibOvs — Help appriciated

Hi,

In the very near future I want to compare LibreOffice with all of the other office suites around, and hopefully LibreOffice will win quite often.
I won’t look for things to compare. I need YOU!! It would not be very fair, if I am looking for the challenges and be the judge at the same time 😉

So, please send me your favorites via mail.
Please attach a screenshot and a short description. Thanks for your help 😀

Yours,

Florian R.