Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice

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Re: Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice

#11 Postby Roadblock » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:11 pm

I just thought it was an interesting article. I am currently using parts of koffice and goffice. All I need office applications for is when someone sends me a powerpoint file, excel file, word file, etc. I don't need it otherwise so no use cluttering up my drive.

I would use Libre if I needed the full suite though. Free & OS all the way baby. ;)
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Re: Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice

#12 Postby megatotoro » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:29 pm

I do have a dilemma. So, far LibreOffice doesn't seem to have gtk enabled. Without that, I cannot type Japanese or other Asian languages. Even though I support LibreOffice, I guess I'll have to stick with OpenOffice for the time being. :bawling:

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Re: Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice

#13 Postby joany » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:09 pm

I like OOo and never had any issues with it, but when I'm forced to switch I will. My dad liked Studebakers and drove them for years. When Studebaker went out of business, he switched to Dodges. He found that the steering wheels, brakes, and accelerators on his Dodges were all in the same places as on his old Studebakers.
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Re: Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice

#14 Postby Danum » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:28 pm

megatotoro wrote:I do have a dilemma. So, far LibreOffice doesn't seem to have gtk enabled. Without that, I cannot type Japanese or other Asian languages. Even though I support LibreOffice, I guess I'll have to stick with OpenOffice for the time being. :bawling:

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Re: Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice

#15 Postby megatotoro » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:50 pm

Danum wrote:
megatotoro wrote:I do have a dilemma. So, far LibreOffice doesn't seem to have gtk enabled. Without that, I cannot type Japanese or other Asian languages. Even though I support LibreOffice, I guess I'll have to stick with OpenOffice for the time being. :bawling:

http://packages.debian.org/search?keywo ... office-gtk


Thanks a lot! :celebrate: I'll download it as soon as I reach home!

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Re: Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice

#16 Postby KrispyKritter » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:58 pm

When is it going to be available in the M11 downloads? :p
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Re: Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice

#17 Postby kmathern » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:09 pm

KrispyKritter wrote:When is it going to be available in the M11 downloads? :p

I imagine that the suite of LibreOffice packages will eventually end up in the squeeze-backports repo which should be compatible with M11.

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Re: Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice

#18 Postby megatotoro » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:18 pm

Danum wrote:
megatotoro wrote:I do have a dilemma. So, far LibreOffice doesn't seem to have gtk enabled. Without that, I cannot type Japanese or other Asian languages. Even though I support LibreOffice, I guess I'll have to stick with OpenOffice for the time being. :bawling:

http://packages.debian.org/search?keywo ... office-gtk


BIG THANKS, Danum! It worked perfectly! Now I have LibreOffice installed on my Mepis 11 Beta2 system and Japanese typing is enabled. :worship:

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Re: Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice

#19 Postby arne » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:33 pm

Hello,

I have just installed "libreoffice3" in WindowsXP. Now I want to do the same in my mepis8.5. Reading this post I get confused. It's some talk about "sid" or "squeeze" and I have no idea what this is.

Synaptic don't have "libreoffice3". On the libre office website it's recommended to UN-install "Open office" before installing "libreoffice3"

What is the easiest way to switch to "libreoffice" ?

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Re: Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice

#20 Postby patzy » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:38 am

wireman wrote:Surely the file format is identical, so there shouldn't be any problems. If in doubt just generate a pdf version as well and you're good to go. That's what I tend to do...


I use LibreOffice now and, like you, I turn all the reports that need to go to 'mono' M$ users into PDFs and I've never had a problem.


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