office productivity suite (metapackage)
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LibreOffice is a full-featured office productivity suite that provides a near drop-in replacement for Microsoft(R) Office.

This metapackage installs all components of libreoffice:
* libreoffice-writer: Word processor
* libreoffice-calc: Spreadsheet
* libreoffice-impress: Presentation
* libreoffice-draw: Drawing
* libreoffice-base: Database
* libreoffice-math: Equation editor
You can extend the functionality of LibreOffice by installing these packages:
* hunspell-*/myspell-*: Hunspell/Myspell dictionaries
for use with LibreOffice
* libreoffice-l10n-*: UI interface translation
* libreoffice-help-*: User help
* mythes-*: Thesauri for the use with LibreOffice
* hyphen-*: Hyphenation patterns for LibreOffice
* libreoffice-gtk: Gtk UI Plugin, GNOME File Picker support,
QuickStarter for GNOMEs notification are
* libreoffice-gnome: GIO backend
* unixodbc: ODBC database support
* cups-bsd: Allows LibreOffice to detect your CUPS printer queues
* libsane: Use your sane-supported scanner with LibreOffice
* libxrender1: Speed up display by using Xrender library
* libgl1: OpenGL support
* openclipart-libreoffice: Open Clip Art Gallery with LibreOffice index
* iceweasel | firefox | icedove | thunderbird | iceape-browser | mozilla-browser:
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* openjdk-6-jre | gcj-jre | java5-runtime:
Java Runtime Environment for use with LibreOffice
* pstoedit / imagemagick: helper tools for EPS thumbnails
* gstreamer0.10-plugins-*: GStreamer plugins for use with LibreOffices
media backend
* libpaper-utils: papersize detection support via paperconf
* bluez: Bluetooth support for Impress (slideshow remote control)
Latest reviews
jastombaugh 1 week ago

Minor incompatabilities with M$Office, but getting much better with each new release. (Which is ok, because M$Office seems to harbor similar incompatabilites in previous incantations of its own software suite) While there is a perfectly functional 'ribbon' feature in LO6, I really enjoy the menu-driven workflow. I have had very little issues importing and exporting Word docs or creating PDF's in Writer. Each week I use Impress for creating presentations. I have had very minor tweaking to get Impress to correctly present PowerPoint files, and have very little issue getting PowerPoint to correctly display files created/saved in Impress (using the 2007 file format). Note: These are pretty sound and basic presentations, not animated masterpiece cartoons. If you need further comparison, and detailed reviews, you might find "" helpful. I have never had any issues with Calc, aside from importing macros from Excel, but I'm not a big macro guy. WPS by Kingsoft is a respectable competition to LibreOffice, but while it mimics M$Office well, it's file format support is pretty sparse in comparison to LO6. (LibreOffice can get usable data from appl$ KEYNOTE files! I've not seen that anywhere else!) I am a big fan of the LO suite, and, yes, they have a ways to go, there is no question that they are well on there way. :-)

AngryMos 2 months ago

This program does not work correctly with the basic formats of "*.doc" and "*.docx" of MS Word, especially if you need to create diagrams using shapes. But you can open, create and save MS Word documents using the free program "WPS Word". Localization of the interface of the WPS Word is located on the GitHub.

ziguardian 2 months ago

Libre Office Calc sering tutup sendiri ketika melakukan "Record Macro".

Flygernon 4 months ago

Just a great office suite and often updated.

Maurice045 6 months ago

Awesome on Mint19

cybernaut 1 year ago

Libre Office needs improvements in compatibility with MS Office, because documents created in Writer are more than often messed up when opened in MS Word. But, other than that, it is a perfect replacement for MS Office suite.

tictactux 1 year ago

However, I usually uninstall the bundled version and install the latest directly off the LibreOffice site

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Knezev87 1 year ago

radi odlično na

JCH2 1 year ago

Latest update is a big fouled up mess. Destroyed all my customizations and I am left with toolbars in lengthy text only. Very suprising and very damaging to my workflow for the day.

hrfabarac 2 years ago

Potente suite ofimática para la creación y edición de documentos de texto (Writer), hojas de cálculo (Calc), presentaciones de diapositivas (Impress) y dibujos (Draw, funciona estupendo para crear bocetos)

fedelin 2 years ago

Linux/LibreOffice, le meilleur duo sur le marché du poste de travail

Lettuce 2 years ago

My every-day use office suite for 5 years (15 years if you count OpenOffice!). Still wish it had a better database system, and Impress cannot import old, bad MS Office files correctly yet. However, it opens hundreds of other kinds of files that other programs cannot.

stargazerpjs 3 years ago

Not as good as MS Office, but excellent office suite, It has replaced MS office for me, I use it daily, It is a must have

bober 3 years ago

No it's not better than MS Office, but still good anyway.

mister_lister 3 years ago

I use it daily. I write for a living and it is a must have. Better and more versatile and easier than the crap that M$ puts out. Easy to navigate interface, works every time.

essemme 3 years ago

Lo uso da diverso tempo con ottimi risultati, non fa rimpiangere MS Office

Hammer459 3 years ago

The original, OpenOffice (by Apache Foundation), is far better in my opinion. Adding a metapackage to remove Libre would be beneficial