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answered 2014-12-27 05:36:49 +0100

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If you consider LibO as free of charge copy of Microsoft Office you will not be happy. LibO looks and feels a bit like to MSO versions up to about version 2003. However recent development directions of MSO and LibO differ a bit.

Since a few years screens get wider compared to the height,

MSO developed the ribbons which reduce the height of screen even more and leaves unused/unusable space in the width of a screen.

LibO developed the sidebar, which leaves more height of the screen for viewing your document and utilizes the width of modern screens to place the sidebar there.

You also might find features in MSO which you don't in LibO but you also might find features in LibO which MSO does not offer. You find a comparison on features and supported file formats here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Feature_Comparison:_LibreOffice_-_Microsoft_Office