1.    29 Sep 2017 #1
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    Good office alternatives for "WINDOWS "they don't exist.


    Notice I quoted Windows. I refuse to keep paying $100 a year for MS Office that I barely use since the program needs constant updating every week there is another update and on my other computers if I don't open the program for a week they get deactivated logged off.

    I tried Libreoffice it use to be good but now fonts are fuzzy and it runs like garbage slow, flashing sluggish on my gaming PC with a SSD. My other slower computers it is unbearable.

    I tried WPS Office and it can't even open OpenOffice documents, loads junk and now I have to get a refund another story.

    Everything else is using the web browser, Google Docs and MSOffice Online so that is that nothing.
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  2.    29 Sep 2017 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by reddice View Post
    Notice I quoted Windows. I refuse to keep paying $100 a year for MS Office that I barely use since the program needs constant updating every week there is another update and on my other computers if I don't open the program for a week they get deactivated logged off.

    I tried Libreoffice it use to be good but now fonts are fuzzy and it runs like garbage slow, flashing sluggish on my gaming PC with a SSD. My other slower computers it is unbearable.

    I tried WPS Office and it can't even open OpenOffice documents, loads junk and now I have to get a refund another story.

    Everything else is using the web browser, Google Docs and MSOffice Online so that is that nothing.
    I use OfficeSuite Basic, works quite well.

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  3.    29 Sep 2017 #3
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    require payment no thanks I guess I am stuck with that POS LibreOffice as there is no free competition.
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  4.    29 Sep 2017 #4
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  5.    29 Sep 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by reddice View Post
    ........I guess I am stuck with that POS LibreOffice as there is no free competition.
    I agree, Libre is a bit slow but wouldn't call it a POS. I started using it in W7 and continue using it now in W10. Personally, I think its just fine. I use the portable version. And run every office file that runs in my computer under Sandboxies supervision. Never a problem. So, I see the program as being slow but easy to configure and easy to keep it from phoning home, and runs without errors in W10 and Sandboxie. As far as I can see it, what else can I ask from a free program? Nothing.

    Personally, if I had a free license to Microsoft Office, I wouldn't use it and would keep using Libre instead. I haven't tested many Office programs. Other than MS Office in XP and Libre in W7 and now in W10, I tested WPS, in my opinion, that program was a mess, it tried to phone home every time I ran an office file. It was complicated to setup properly to run under Sandboxie, not easy as Libre.

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  6.    29 Sep 2017 #6
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    Libre got really bad the last few updates. It lags menus have blurry text that flash. It is also more unstable now as it crashed on me a few times. Even the "stable" 5.3 is the same.
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  7.    30 Sep 2017 #7
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    reddice, try the portable version. Uninstall the version you have now, and test it. I am using version 5.2.7. It is very slow when you open a file but afterward, working on a document or whatever, it is fast. In the opening post, you said you barely use the program. I am that way at this particular moment in time. I don't use Office every day or week. A couple years back, I needed Office programs every day but not now. It never crashes on me, I dont remember any crashes or blurry text or anything like that. If you scroll down the page below, you ll see the "Still"/Previous version, I recommend you try that one. Or, try doing a clean install of the non portable version.
    LibreOffice Portable | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives

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  8.    30 Sep 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by reddice View Post
    Libre got really bad the last few updates. It lags menus have blurry text that flash. It is also more unstable now as it crashed on me a few times. Even the "stable" 5.3 is the same.
    Not my experience at all, so it may be a problem with your system;
    you can however try OpenOffice.org (from Apache), more conservative on upgrades.
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