I've had it with Libre Office. For University it is impossible to survive in non-CS major with Libre Office (mine is chemistry)
Excel chart from professor came out wrong, power point notes all have wrong formats (superscript and subscript format is messed up in Libre Impress), I work in .ods spreadsheet then when I export to xlsx the chart came out altered - messed up axis
This is some bullshit. After all these years, why can't I have office that just werks on Linux
Yeah, I can really get behind LibreOffice in principle, but in practice it fucks all kinds of formatting up and one of my instructors just flat up told me "I won't take assignments from you using this program" so I've basically been railroaded.
Try OfficeOnline, OP. I gave it a test drive the other day and it actually worked pretty well. You need a M$ account to use it, but it's all the functionality of Office without being hooked entirely into the botnet.
...entirely. Sorry, Stallmanu. Some sacrifices must be made.
>not using WPS office
So you can use free software, made by a few people who want to read some .docs sometime maybe (but mostly use ODF)
Or you can use proprietary software that is the official office suite of the whole of fucking china, which includes people who want to and have to view, edit, and share MS-formatted files
>Le closed source botnet meme
If you're worried, run it in a VM and monitor network traffic and disk I/O. Tell us if you see anything out of the ordinary. Set up decent firewall rules if you're still paranoid.
Nobody's noticed anything so far though
Yup, but as a student you can choose the best tools for the trade. You have the rest of your life to cope with all that office shit which can be literally learned in seconds so why bother torturing yourself with them at this stage. Excel is good only for listing things, matlab and R are superior alternatives if also you have to do calculations.
I only care about two things. Writing and doing spreadsheets. Which are the better options in terms of quality? And in terms of compatibility (because very few people would be using the best option, as usual, thanks to Microshaft).