About LibreOffice

If you are looking for a free alternative to MS Office, then you will definitely want to have a look at LibreOffice. It provides the same kind of functionality, but it brings some new features to the table as well. The included modules can be used to create text documents, spreadsheets, slideshow presentations, databases and more.

LibreOffice displays a central control panel when you launch it. Instead of having multiple shortcuts on you desktop, you can launch this panel and run the program's modules from here and decide if you wish to start a new project or open an existing one. You can Writer for text editing, Calc for spreadsheets, Impress for slideshows, Draw for graphic documents and other tools.

In terms of appearance, LibreOffice's modules are similar to their MS Office counterparts, but their controls are organized in a more efficient manner. Their tools are easy to reach, so you don't have to spend any time looking around for the options you need. One of the best aspects of LibreOffice is that it provides support for the MS Office formats. This means that other people can open your projects, even if they don't have LibreOffice.

LibreOffice Features

Easy editing

All tools included in LibreOffice are easy to use. Their controls are well organized and easy to find.

Central control panel

You can launch any tool and start a new project or open an existing one from a central control panel. This way, you only need to have one shortcut on your desktop instead of one for each tool.

Equations editor

The Math module can be used to write complex mathematical expressions quickly and easily. This includes special characters, for which you don't need to search through menus or use complicated keyboard combinations.

Support for MS Office formats

Projects can be saved in LibreOffice's own formats, but it is also possible to save them in MS Office format, so other people can open them.

Lightweight installation

The package doesn't take too much disk space and it can be installed fairly quick. Also, you don't need to sacrifice too many resources to run its modules.