What version of LibreOffice is compatible with MAC OS 10.11, El Capitan?

Overall, there are fewer crashes with LibreOffice since I upgraded to El Capitan, but there have been at least one freeze up or “force quit” in every two or three hour session. Also, on opening the app, my old iMac’s OS often announces that that two versions of LibreOffice may be running simultaneously, which could be damaging. I don’t know why it’s confused, but perhaps its from the array of hard drives backups, some containing earlier incarnations of LibreOffice, probably V. 4.

Should I delete older versions entirely, and use only V. 6? Which is the best version for MAC OS 10.11.5, EL CAPITAN?

This is an amazing app, especially considering that it’s free (and I will donate after payday).


For the benefit of anyone else finding this topic while trying to determine the last version of LibreOffice compatible with macOS 10.11: Best I can (quickly) determine, I think the last compatible version is

(The release notes for 7.3 state, “LibreOffice 7.3 requires macOS 10.12 or newer to run.” was the last version of 7.2. Though the release notes for 7.2 do not note the macOS-version requirement, I can report that I have successfully run on macOS 10.11—specifically, on 10.11.6, the last version of 10.11.)

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The download page links to System Requirements, which has the “For more information, please see extended System Requirements on the TDF Wiki” notice at the bottom.

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Thanks for pointing to that very helpful wiki page!

Although you’re right that it’s linked to on the System Requirements page, it’s in the “Other Operating Systems” section of that page (where, of course, I never would have thought to look, given that older versions of OS X are not a different operating system). So, I’ve submitted a bug report suggesting that that helpful wiki page be linked to in the “Microsoft Windows” and “Apple macOS (Mac OS X)” sections too.

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