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#1 teelack

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 11:35 PM

A couple of years ago I asked the question about "Office" programmes that would intergrate with MS Office but came free. I was advised that possibly the best of them was Kingsoft and it has been fine. Recently however there is a wait while it loads and advert and then another 5 second wait until you can skip the ad. Its a pain. I realise that there are a mountain of programmes out there like Libre and Apache but I wonder if anyone has a programme running that they can recommend.


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#2 js007

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:04 AM

Isn't there a set of programs you can get for free called "Open Office"? I've used that on occasion with no problem.
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#3 teelack

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:44 AM

Isn't there a set of programs you can get for free called "Open Office"? I've used that on occasion with no problem.

 

Exactly but what I am asking is what Open Office is best. Kingsoft is Open Office but as I have pointed out it is becoming a pain.


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#4 Evil Penevil

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 01:06 AM

 

Exactly but what I am asking is what Open Office is best. Kingsoft is Open Office but as I have pointed out it is becoming a pain.

 

Take a look here: The best free office software 2017.  The article has some recommendations.  I can't speak from personal experience as I've always used the original Office.

 

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#5 teelack

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 01:55 AM

 

Take a look here: The best free office software 2017.  The article has some recommendations.  I can't speak from personal experience as I've always used the original Office.

 

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Thanks Evil. Will do. I simply don't use these programmes enough to make the cost worth while.


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#6 Idefix

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 02:57 AM

Isn't there a set of programs you can get for free called "Open Office"?
I've used that on occasion with no problem.


Hi. I don't know which one is the "best", but I used Open office during years and was very happy with it. Also it's certainly the one who has the biggest community of developers working and checking it.

BTW, but it depends a lot of the usage you make of these Office tools, I moved on the GoogleDocs, GopogleSpreadSheets,... tools associated to GoogleDrive (the Google cloud) and it's perfect for the reduced usage I have. There is no big set of programs to install on your computer and you can access/edit your files from anywhere. A very good set of tools IMHO.
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#7 forcebwithu

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:35 AM

I'll second Idefix's suggestion of using Google Docs. You'll need a Google account to use. If you don't already have one, here's the link to create one.


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#8 Odense

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:54 AM

I use Libre Office - but Google's offering works well too. I think MS is offering something similar if you make an Outlook mail ID.


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#9 DP Gumbypgh

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:52 AM

+1 Google apps. 


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 04:14 PM

Jim We use Libre Office and have done so for a few years and are happy with it


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#11 valentinoxxx

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 10:07 PM

Why not just use an older version of Microsoft Office? Since people are discarding them for newer versions, you can pick them up for a song.

 

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 11:03 PM

 

Take a look here: The best free office software 2017.  The article has some recommendations.  I can't speak from personal experience as I've always used the original Office.

 

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Actually not quite right. Kingsoft is WPS Office. Open Office is Apache Open Office and Libre Office is the offshoot of Open Office with more development.


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#13 valentinoxxx

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 11:05 PM

^^

 

Quoted EP when I meant to quote teelack


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#14 Grandpollo

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:41 AM

 

Exactly but what I am asking is what Open Office is best. Kingsoft is Open Office but as I have pointed out it is becoming a pain.

No, OpenOffice from OpenOffice.org (formerly Sun Microsystems, then Oracle) is OpenOffice. It's an actual name.

 

Can't beat the price, for sure, being it's zilch. Hasn't been updated in a while but most people should find it adequate.

 

Apparently LibreOffice has sort of usurped it with at least some open source activity so that's worth a free shot. 

 

If you have a Mac, iWork is free post 2013 but I think it's quite awkward to use despite Apple's saying of course it's easy.


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#15 Samsonite

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:04 AM

OpenOffice was "donated" to the Apache Foundation by Oracle.

 

https://en.wikipedia.../OpenOffice.org

 

https://en.wikipedia...ache_OpenOffice

 

In January 2015 the project reported a lack of active developers and code contributions.[9] After ongoing problems with unfixed security vulnerabilities through 2015 and 2016,[10][11] in September 2016 the project started discussions on possibly retiring AOO.[12][13][14] The current version, 4.1.3, is known to include undisclosed security issues.[15]

Despite the problems with development, the software continues to attract a large number of downloads, approximately 100,000 per day,[16] a similar number to that of LibreOffice.[17]

 

 

As it has been pointed out, LibreOffice has become the most popular of the open source office suites,

https://en.wikipedia...iki/LibreOffice

 

https://www.libreoffice.org/

 

Many Linux distributions include LibreOffice as their "default" office suite.


Edited by Samsonite, 16 July 2017 - 12:07 AM.

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#16 midlifecrisis

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:59 AM

 

Exactly but what I am asking is what Open Office is best. Kingsoft is Open Office but as I have pointed out it is becoming a pain.

 

I use Kingsoft and it is really good. I downloaded it a couple of years ago and have no problems with it. I am unclear what your issues are unless you are just using it online. I can't justify the marketing gimmick that MS uses now. A total ripoff.

 

I will look into Open Office though. I was unaware of it.


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#17 forcebwithu

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:41 PM

MS lost me a couple of versions ago when they revamped the UI. Just couldn't be arsed to learn the new UI so kept with the old version through various OS and hardware upgrades. Their new licensing scheme just reinforces my decision to stick with the old and true.

 

Having MS on my laptop is more for convenience now to handle the occasional Word and Excel files I receive. Otherwise I use Google Docs exclusively. If you're into coding, you can also do some pretty interesting things with Docs/Sheets using Google Apps Script.


Edited by forcebwithu, 18 July 2017 - 01:53 AM.

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#18 teelack

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:18 PM

I am pleased that I raised the question. Besides learning something about open source a member came to my rescue and showed me one of the priveledges of being on this board. I wont name the member or the solution but I am grateful. 


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#19 Odense

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:37 AM

I am pleased that I raised the question. Besides learning something about open source a member came to my rescue and showed me one of the priveledges of being on this board. I wont name the member or the solution but I am grateful. 

You are a terrible tease teelack - you know we cannot avoid speculating over what the solution might be

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#20 teelack

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:29 PM

Odense! What can I tell you. When someone bends the law to make my life easier I can hardly identify the solution or the supplier of the solution. I think that you are smart enough to figure it out.

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#21 Samsonite

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 03:15 PM

LibreOffice-5.4 was released this monring.

 

https://blog.documen...ibreoffice-5-4/


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