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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2012. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 4th.


View Poll Results: Office Suite of the Year
Calligra 24 3.88%
GNOME Office 8 1.29%
KOffice 0 0%
LibreOffice 527 85.14%
Lotus Symphony 2 0.32% 58 9.37%
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:42 PM   #31
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OpenOffice or Google-docs (even though not on your list)
Old 01-04-2013, 12:40 AM   #32
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i use libreoffice in linux and openoffice in solaris
Old 01-08-2013, 06:39 AM   #33
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I use LibreOffice on Windows too.
Old 01-10-2013, 10:54 PM   #34
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VOted openoffice, but facing a lot of issues.
Old 01-11-2013, 06:44 AM   #35
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There are forums to help deal with issues with OpenOffice jsut as with anything else that's OpenSource.

If you have problems with AOO or an old version of OOo then it's worth trying some of the other suggestions in the poll. LibreOffice is the most similar but none of them would be completely alien to you. It takes time to switch from MSO to any listed but switching between any of the ones listed is fairly easy. I think that is the key strength of all of them.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:54 AM   #36
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Libre Office

Libre Office but I must give Calligra a try.
Old 01-15-2013, 10:56 AM   #37
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They all seem the same to me, for what I do, but I'm using LibreOffice right now.
Old 01-16-2013, 08:21 PM   #38
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LibreOffice. Calligra is looking promising, it biggest show stopper for me is not being able to save in MS formats. I've been hearing good things about Apache OpenOffice but think I stick with LibreOffice.
Old 01-16-2013, 10:56 PM   #39
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Has anyone tried the new Lotus Symphony? Does it rank?
Old 01-31-2013, 07:46 PM   #40
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I prefer LibreOffice.
Old 01-31-2013, 09:06 PM   #41
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:45 AM   #42
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Libreoffice. Abiword sometimes.
Old 02-01-2013, 04:25 AM   #43
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I use LaTeX and emacs for word processing. I can't get used to the What You See Is Not Exactly What You Get. I like what you get is what you wanted. I like to be able to add some non-bold text next to some bold text, without having to wrestle the computer. I like to able to know what font the text is in without needing a 6foot 100dpi display screen. I like to think about the content not the formatting. I like the result to be stunningly beautiful.
Old 02-01-2013, 09:47 AM   #44
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Libre Office is more complete than Gnome Office, but it's so bloated. All I need are a word processor and a spreadsheet, and the combination of abiword and gnumeric works well for me.
Bloated? But functionality is the whole point of an office suite. You don't get functionality without size. If we did, we'd all still be using vi and nano. But, I think you have stated exactly what the best solution for you is, and I am glad you can see clearly what works for you is good! (Meaning abiword and gnumeric).

I still miss a couple of items from MS Office, but with my discovery of "Alternative Find and Replace for Writer", I am a pretty happy camper. LibreOffice seems to be doing a proper job of taking over, and making progress, where OOo left off. They look sharp.
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I am very happy to be here i pray that god see me trough, with this vote


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