I use LibreOffice instead of MS Office
Robert Gephart | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 22, 2019

I use LibreOffice instead of MS Office

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with LibreOffice

LIbreOffice is our default word processor/spreadsheet/presentation software. It has replaced MS Office and it is more resilient than Google Docs. It is a full-featured product that works.
  • It is free.
  • It works with all MS Office files.
  • It is a full-featured desktop solution. No internet connection required to use.
  • Excel macros are not supported.
  • You need to get used to it. While it operates like Office, some of the icons/locations of items are different.
  • It runs like Office 2003, not Office 365.
  • It decreases our office expenses.
  • When interfacing with people outside of the organization, most people don't know what it is.
  • If sharing files, you need to be sure to save in Office formats.
I selected LibreOffice due to cost. While we need an office software suite, we don't need the sophistication of MS Office. We used the basics of MS Office. We couldn't justify the expense when we only use a faction of the functionality.
You need to know how to google search for answers. LibreOffice has good documentation, but you can't order a training session.

Do you think LibreOffice delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with LibreOffice's feature set?

Yes

Did LibreOffice live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of LibreOffice go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy LibreOffice again?

Yes

It is well suited to someone who is looking for software to replace MS Office without a subscription or fee. As long as you are not a heavy user or someone who constantly interfaces with a large organization that uses Microsoft products, LibreOffice is a great product.