Office is More Complete
I like LibreOffice, but there are things you just can't do. Like, in one portion of a Word document, I have something from Visio. That works great in Office. When I try to open that Office document in LibreOffice, the Visio portion is just empty space. I'm sure there are many other specialized things that are incompatible with LibreOffice. I also use Access at home extensively and know it well...I never really got anywhere with the OpenOffice database. Perhaps it is wonderful, but it isn't intuitive for me. Office is still really the best. But for occasional use...especially on a budget, it's hard to beat the price and capability of LibreOffice. If I didn't already have Office at home, I wouldn't buy it now. And although many of our users at work could probably get by with LibreOffice, there is always the problem of receiving Office documents from larger companies. They do things with some of those spreadsheets that make it impossible not to have Excel. I do think that home use is a great niche for LibreOffice.
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