Does Libre Office really replace MS Office using Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 11,247
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #11

    Hi there
    I think there are some perfectly legit copies on Amazon quite cheap (Office 2019) if paying monthly subs doesn't appeal -- I bought a few licenses last year --still all working, legit activation and no problems with applying updates to Office itself or updating to later versions of Windows e.g the insider builds.

    If for any reason your software doesn't work and pay with a Credit Card you should be able to get your money back (from the credit card company -- you don't have to rely on a refund from the seller).

    My experience with buying stuff with Amazon has been pretty good -- I'm sure though if these copies of Office were "Pirated" or whatever Ms would soon block the licenses and there's be all sorts of warnings all over the Internet saying DO NOT BUY !!!.

    Cheers
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  2. Posts : 7,743
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
       #12

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there
    I think there are some perfectly legit copies on Amazon quite cheap (Office 2019) if paying monthly subs doesn't appeal -- I bought a few licenses last year --still all working, legit activation and no problems with applying updates to Office itself or updating to later versions of Windows e.g the insider builds.

    If for any reason your software doesn't work and pay with a Credit Card you should be able to get your money back (from the credit card company -- you don't have to rely on a refund from the seller).

    My experience with buying stuff with Amazon has been pretty good -- I'm sure though if these copies of Office were "Pirated" or whatever Ms would soon block the licenses and there's be all sorts of warnings all over the Internet saying DO NOT BUY !!!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Same here. Always ask the supplier if the download link they give you when you buy the licence key is for a genuine MS server or a possibly dodgy third party server. Also buy via Amazon than eBay since Amazon have abetter refund policy if you have problems.
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  3. Posts : 151
    Windows 10 Home
       #13

    I was frustrated and disappointed with Microsoft Word being unavailable as an offline standalone app. LibreOffice looks like the nearest replacement and appears to be everything Word was before it was online integrated, you can even export to PDF and password protect your saves without being forced to upgrade. Privacy protection and offline use makes LibreOffice the more valuable product here. Goodbye Microsoft Word, you are obsolete
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  4. NTN
    Posts : 972
    W10 19045.2546
       #14

    LibreOffice could open Excel and Word files, and also save files in those formats....Just in case anyone is wondering...
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  5. Posts : 15,081
    Windows10
       #15

    The single biggest reason for MS's success as a company is MS Office.

    I have found down the years that it is not the financially challenged people who want to use alternatives (they do it because they have little choice), but people who will just do it for the sake of it and smugly pride themselves they have beaten the system.

    But have they really?

    In the end a fake Rolex is still not a Rolex.
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  6. Posts : 13,339
    Win10 Version 22H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #16

    LibreOffice, OpenOffice, descendants from Star Office, are good alternatives to Microsoft Office but not completely, don't include an offering for Outlook and Publisher and maybe the data base but there are other alternatives available. Also LibreOffice and others can be cross-platform, work on Windows and Linux, maybe Mac OS X [don't know about the newer macOS].
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  7. Posts : 30,372
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #17

    Berton said:
    LibreOffice, OpenOffice, descendants from Star Office, are good alternatives to Microsoft Office but not completely, don't include an offering for Outlook and Publisher and maybe the data base but there are other alternatives available. Also LibreOffice and others can be cross-platform, work on Windows and Linux, maybe Mac OS X [don't know about the newer macOS].
    No, there's no Outlook equivalent. LibreOffice Base is included and is apparently compatible with Access..

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  8. Posts : 151
    Windows 10 Home
       #18

    Viewing PDFs on LibreOffice is sort of glitchy on visuals with graphics and texts spilling over between pages but I can use Edge or Sumatra so that isnt a critical issue.
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