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when we use microsoft office we find it very easy and full of options . why we don't feel that with libre [closed]

asked 2014-12-27 02:03:39 +0200

tryagain3 gravatar image

updated 2020-09-02 01:28:57 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

so what is the most improvements we need in libreoffice ?? you can speak about other programs in linux like gimp i will use you answers in a very important presentation (for me) so try to be helpful please thanks .

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How, do you think, could I be helpful with such a question? I don't need plenty of options but the appropriate ones. I didn't find MS Office "very easy" but simply disliked it and I am glad to no longer being forced to use it. It's another thing that software from other sources has alo its shortcomings. But that's mainly a question of reliability, not of features or pretending to "know" the user's intentions.

Please feel free to prefer MS software. It's your turn.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2014-12-27 20:04:10 +0200 )edit

It's not just that you can prefer. It's comparable to preferring Nazis over something else.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2014-12-27 20:07:32 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-12-27 05:36:49 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

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/F...

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answered 2014-12-27 14:28:58 +0200

Jay Philips gravatar image

Libreoffice has most, if not all, of the features available in microsoft office, but unfortunately many of them are only accessible by digging through the menu bar, which means that its not very easy to access frequently used features, unless you customize your toolbar.

Microsoft office had this same problem until it released Office 2007, wherein they came up with their new ribbon UI to bring all the menu bar and toolbar features into a single tab-based toolbar.

Libreoffice has recently been working on improving the easy accessibility of frequently used features by adding these buttons into the default toolbars, which will be available in its upcoming 4.4 release in January/February 2015. You can see a before and after of the default toolbar in Writer in this link - https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/F...

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