3 Free alternatives to Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is one of the more popular desktop softwares used, but for some of us it’s a bit pricey. There are some really great, free and open source alternatives that you could use – lets see what we have:

LibreOffice opensoure, free desktop softwareOpenOffice - Open Source free software

Features

OpenOffice & LibreOffice

LibreOffice is a fork off OpenOffice. The features of both include:

Writer – a word processor you can use for anything from writing a quick letter to producing an entire book.

Calc
– a spreadsheet with tools to calculate, analyze, and present your data in numerical reports or graphics.

Impress – multimedia presentations.

Draw – lets you produce anything from simple diagrams to dynamic 3D illustrations.

Base – lets you manipulate databases. Create and modify tables, forms, queries, and reports.

Math – lets you create mathematical equations with a graphic user interface or by directly typing your formulas into the equation editor.
Abiword Open Source free software

Abiword

Abiword is really a crossplatform word processor, so, especially if you’re only interested in an alternative to Microsoft Word then its worth trying.

I currently use LibreOffice but before that had OpenOffice. I didn’t switch intentionally, but my main Operating System of choice, Ubuntu, switched to LibreOffice and I just stuck with it. I never looked at them comparatively – they both served my purpose.

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