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Old 08-13-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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Is Libreoffice the best office app in Android?


Is Libreoffice the best application for such things as writing documents and presentations and spreadsheets in Androids list of apps?

Are there any other office apps from Linux there?

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Old 08-13-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
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If you search the Google store for "Office," you will see several office-suite type choices.

I use something called Docs to Go ($5.00 or so), which I started using for work back when I had a Windows phone (this was before the iPhone even, six years ago or so), because I had to access Excel spreadsheets; it does MS Office formats.

I have stuck with it into my Android days because it works quite nicely on my Android, I know how to use it, and I prefer not to use Google Docs.

One of my LUG members says that he thinks Kingsoft Office is the best one out there right now.
 
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:40 PM   #3
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Yeah, I like app. With the addition of a free office suite that fully supports the ODF format, the Android platform extends its reach even farther. I have used Open Office ever since it was available and also Office Libre. 90% of what I do is in ODF format.
 
Old 12-18-2014, 02:34 PM   #4
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Is Libreoffice the best application for such things as writing documents and presentations and spreadsheets in Androids list of apps?

Are there any other office apps from Linux there?
As far as I know, LibreOffice on Android is a work in progress. I have it installed on my tablet and it is only a document viewer at this point. WPS (Kingsoft) Office is OK, had some issues with the AOSP keyboard with it though, mainly voice typing. Couldn't get Docs to Go to work for the life of me, and Google's QuickOffice was missing header and footer capability...

EDIT: If you can get KDE Plasma Active, I think you're golden as far as LibreOffice goes.

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Old 01-05-2015, 12:56 PM   #5
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As far as I know, LibreOffice on Android is a work in progress. I have it installed on my tablet and it is only a document viewer at this point. WPS (Kingsoft) Office is OK, had some issues with the AOSP keyboard with it though, mainly voice typing. Couldn't get Docs to Go to work for the life of me, and Google's QuickOffice was missing header and footer capability...

EDIT: If you can get KDE Plasma Active, I think you're golden as far as LibreOffice goes.

WPS is fairly good.
 
Old 01-08-2015, 04:21 AM   #6
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Is redhat the best linux version

Is redhat the best choice for linux. why is it so.

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Old 02-24-2015, 08:26 PM   #7
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I remember installing a version of OpenOffice on a cheap Android tablet. Just make sure your device has enough screen real-estate to support it, because it is a full port of the desktop office suite.
 
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AndrOpenOffice is also available which is a port of Apache OpenOffice.
 
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That's what I was thinking of thanks enine.
 
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Its slightly different than LibreOffice and also based off of the 3.x version than the 4.x version but it is the full version. I'd love to some day take a tablet such as mine and switch to Linux instead of Android but for now it works.
I picked up a cheap bluetooth keyboard and that helps with screen real estate.


I'll see very slight differences between Apache and Libre versions, mostly around fonts so I'll sometimes open a new doc in both and look at it before I sync it down to my Androids.

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