Differences Between LibreOffice and OpenOffice

Discussion in 'Mac Applications' started by honestone, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. honestone

    honestone New Member

    Sep 17, 2014
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    Kent, WA (just south of Seattle, WA)
    On another thread, Allen Davis mentioned that Open Office is working well with Mojave. Given that I am no longer using Outlook 2016 as my EMail client (switched to Thunderbird, and it works well), I am considering switching from Word and Excel to OpenOffice. However, I see where LibreOffice is also good, and in fact it seems that OpenOffice is "in bed" with LibreOffice:

    "LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork"

    Also, the last update for OpenOffice was back in May, whereas LibreOffice was updated last month.

    So, I would appreciate any information about the differences (if there are any) between these 2 suites. Also, for the Word Processing and Spreadsheet modules, how well do they convert Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel documents? Any issues/hiccups, etc.?
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2018
    honestone, Oct 10, 2018
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