2014 Will Be A Great Year For LibreOffice

The only issue I still have with LibreOffice is that it lacks styles for charts.“The tender specification lists five additional features to be developed, including new spreadsheet functions, chart styles and improved mail merge capabilities. The project is expected to be completed later this year.” That will change in 2014 as several European governments pool their resources to pay for developers to add that feature and several more. They are also wanting to update the change-management features in the ISO standard. That could eliminate the last barrier to adoption to some heavy users of office suites. M$ has been stripping ODF change-management… With the modification to the ISO standard, that will be unsupportable.

Does anyone think paying a few programmers for this project will cost more than hundreds of thousands of licensing fees for that other OS and its office suite? 😉 Chuckle.

See Call to fix interoperability of office suites.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to 2014 Will Be A Great Year For LibreOffice

  1. Herbert says:

    LibreOffice is great, but there are still a few things to improve. Highest on the users’ agenda is the lack of proper printing of Writer documents with comments. See here (and add your vote): https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Vote_for_Enhancement#Introduction_.26_Top_Ten_of_Requests

    For a feature by feature comparison with MS Office:
    https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Feature_Comparison:_LibreOffice_-_Microsoft_Office

  2. dougman says:

    Every year I used LO, was a great year, 2014 will be better. I have resorted to using Scrivener and WriteBox for fleshing out material.

    M$ Office is a bloated pig.

    To prove this, I can install LO in a few minutes, whereas M$ Office takes a solid 30 minutes.

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