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My experience is that using files on both MS Office and LibreOffice is at least as compatible between using MS Office files on different versions of MS Office! For simple documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, the compatibility is quite high with MSO and LibO, in fact. The more complex the file, then the higher chance of getting some glitches. This is inevitable.

Here's my main "personal rules" when I'm using files shared between LibO and MSO:

  • Writer:

    • DOC is better than DOCX
    • expect some oddities with footnote anchors and displays
    • don't be too ambitious in the use of tables
  • Calc: I don't use this much (other AskLibO users may want to offer some thoughts), but in my limited experience, Excel and Calc share my fairly simple spreadsheets just fine.

  • Impress: If I want to use an Impress presentation with Powerpoint (or vice versa), I always use PPT format rather than PPTX, and keep the transitions/animations very simple. Long ago, I you could get some surprises in how backgrounds are handled, but this is less frequent now.

On the whole, as long as you keep your expectations in check, and avoid over-complication of documents, then sharing files between the two Office suites is fairly successful, and very convenient. YMMV.

My experience is that using files on both MS Office and LibreOffice is at least as compatible between using MS Office files on different versions of MS Office! For simple documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, the compatibility is quite high with MSO and LibO, in fact. The more complex the file, then the higher chance of getting some glitches. This is inevitable.

Here's Here are my main "personal rules" when I'm using files shared between LibO and MSO:

  • Writer:

    • DOC is better than DOCX
    • expect some oddities with footnote anchors and displays
    • don't be too ambitious in the use of tables
  • Calc: I don't use this much (other AskLibO users may want to offer some thoughts), but in my limited experience, Excel and Calc share my fairly simple spreadsheets just fine.

  • Impress: If I want to use an Impress presentation with Powerpoint (or vice versa), I always use PPT format rather than PPTX, and keep the transitions/animations very simple. Long ago, I you could get some surprises in how backgrounds are handled, but this is less frequent now.

On the whole, as long as you keep your expectations in check, and avoid over-complication of documents, then sharing files between the two Office suites is fairly successful, and very convenient. YMMV.

My experience is that using files on both MS Office and LibreOffice is at least as compatible between using MS Office files on different versions of MS Office! For simple documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, the compatibility is quite high with MSO and LibO, in fact. The more complex the file, then the higher chance of getting some glitches. This is inevitable.

Here are my main "personal rules" when I'm using files shared between LibO and MSO:

  • Writer:

    • DOC is better than DOCXDOCX;
    • expect some oddities with footnote anchors and displaysfootnote formatting;
    • don't be too ambitious in the use of tablestables.
  • Calc: I don't use this much (other AskLibO users may want to offer some thoughts), but in my limited experience, Excel and Calc share my fairly simple spreadsheets just fine.

  • Impress: If I want to use an Impress presentation with Powerpoint (or vice versa), I always use PPT format rather than PPTX, and keep the transitions/animations very simple. Long ago, I you could get some surprises in how backgrounds are handled, but this is less frequent now.

On the whole, as long as you keep your expectations in check, and avoid over-complication of documents, then sharing files between the two Office suites is fairly successful, and very convenient. YMMV.

My experience is that using files on both MS Office and LibreOffice is at least as compatible between using MS Office files on different versions of MS Office! For simple documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, the compatibility is quite high with MSO and LibO, in fact. The more complex the file, then the higher chance of getting some glitches. This is inevitable.

Here are my main "personal rules" when I'm using files shared between LibO and MSO:

  • Writer:

    • DOC is better than DOCX;
    • expect some oddities with footnote anchors and footnote formatting;
    • don't be too ambitious in the use of tables.
  • Calc: I don't use this much (other AskLibO users may want to offer some thoughts), but in my limited experience, Excel and Calc share my fairly simple spreadsheets just fine.

  • Impress: If I want to use an Impress presentation with Powerpoint (or vice versa), I always use PPT format rather than PPTX, and keep the transitions/animations very simple. Long ago, I you could get some surprises in how backgrounds are handled, but this is less frequent now.

On the whole, as long as you keep your expectations in check, and avoid over-complication of documents, then sharing files between the two Office suites is fairly successful, and very convenient. YMMV.