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    Will Libra Office be as good as Ms Office?

    I don't know if this is the right section to ask this, but will Libra Office be as good las MS Office? I really need something productive as Microsoft Office for college. So I was wondering if Libra Office would do the job right. Open Office is not working out for me.

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    Re: Will Libra Office be as good as Ms Office?

    If your in college then personally I would dual boot. It will save some headaches.

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    I cannot afford Microsoft Os I am using my cousins old system 76 laptop.

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    Re: Will Libra Office be as good as Ms Office?

    Dual boot sucks. You only ever need to switch operating systems for one thing, then chances are you want to switch back. Find a way to run everything you want on one OS.

    There isn't anything that's 100% like Microsoft Office (hereafter referred to as MSO) except MSO.

    If you're in college to learn to use MSO then nothing else will suffice. If you want to be able to use documents that most people use, then OpenOffice (OOO) in the best I've found. Frankly I don't use any of that, so I don't keep up with the latest office applications.

    If you must use Windows for anything, then use VMware or similar.

    Frankly though, if you want MSO then just install Crossover Office and run MSO directly from Linux. I did that once for work, it worked really well. You have the fee for Crossover Office and for MSO, no need to install Windows.

    Good luck and have fun.
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    Re: Will Libra Office be as good as Ms Office?

    Open Office is not working out for me.
    I installed a beta version of libre office a while back and didn't notice any working difference between open office except for the licensing.
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    Re: Will Libra Office be as good as Ms Office?

    Yeah, I don't see Libre Office unseating MS Office anytime soon. Seriously, the development of OpenOffice has been glacial. Why should this be any different? I also believe the beginning of the end is near for monolithic office suites. I think we're evolving to cloud-based computing here.

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    Hi,

    I am new to ubuntu forums, i dont know where to post my queries, can you help me.

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    Re: Will Libra Office be as good as Ms Office?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mindswap1 View Post
    I don't know if this is the right section to ask this, but will Libra Office be as good las MS Office? I really need something productive as Microsoft Office for college. So I was wondering if Libra Office would do the job right. Open Office is not working out for me.

    Hmm lets see... Open Office is a bit better developed MS Office 2003, which seems productive enough. People write books in it, many companies still use the MS 2003 version. i am not sure what you need to do that is so special. Indeed MsOffice 2007 has some advanced features that make it easier to use but default settings are just that - defalt. if more people use it then everyones text and such is the same.

    next since MS Office seems to be the only option for you, you could try their student version. it's cheaper, ment for students and might be missing some applications that students don't really need anyway.
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    Re: Will Libra Office be as good as Ms Office?

    OK. Found some info on a PPA to install Libre Office. Have a look here:
    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/01/n...n-ubuntu-easy/

    Or here:
    http://ubuntu-tweak.com/source/libreoffice-ppa/
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    Re: Will Libra Office be as good as Ms Office?

    I've been writing papers for college and grad school in OpenOffice for years in a fairly demanding field (I have three different alphabets in most of my papers with multiple text directions, ligatures, and by-the-book Chicago formating). I think it is superior to MSOffice for type-setting and document organization, if not quite as powerful with presentations.

    It's just a matter of getting used to it. Some of the controls are a bit counter-intuitive, and the 'help' is about as helpful as a sharp stick in the eye. Googling your problem, on the other hand, will often bring very good results.

    Of course, as other people have mentioned, there are ways to use MSOffice in Ubuntu if you can't handle learning OpenOffice.

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