I just reformatted and dont feel like going through the bullshit of installing MS office again.
should i use Open Office?
is Open Office /g/ approved?
Nothing is /g/ approved. nothing ever will be /g/ approved.
everything is a botnet according to /g/
you are better off disconnecting your computer from the internet, dismantling it, pulverizing all compenents, incinerating the remains, then finally killing yourself for your own safety.
with that said, Open office is a fine alternative to MS office.
If you seriously need all the features that Open Office offers that equivelate to the advanced features of office then yeah Open Office is a good alternative (only alternative) really to Office, but if you just want to type and basic features why don't you just use Word Pad or some other basic text editor?
Was in the same situation, reinstalled Windows and said fuck it , I'll try LibreOffice since i rarely use Office at all. I only ever use it to open and view some files and for that it's good
Just had to boot to my windows partition to use word because my groupmates cant into latex. Id rather use libreoffice. The computer has been booting for 10 minutes and has restarted twice... fuck
>ever wanting to use MSO
it's such bloated shit, I'm surprised they don't include an entire LaTeX distribution in it; I forgot though, that would actually make MSO semi useful....
It can be learned in literally 5 minutes yet everyone seems to use it wrong (manual numbering on section headers etc).
This doesn't mean it is the right tool for every job, i prefer to typeset all my school stuff with LaTeX or markdown if it is a really simple thing
It's really not that hard.
Install the first one you see on pirate bay, 2007 or 2010. Then apply the crack.
If you don't want to, get LibreOffice over OpenOffice.
Kingston Office is closed-source but better than both those two.
you're right, it's so shitty and convoluted that writing in a markup language is easier (implying this is a good thing).
The only one that really gets Office suites right is Applel anyway but that's because they realized 99% of the garbage in MSO is useless and at that point you're likely going to use *TeX anyway.
I'm not the only one:
Why is word so good in your opinion? It doesn't even have basic things like auto-completion or built-in citation manager. Everything is hidden deep in some stupid menus and every keystroke can explode your document's formatting completely.
>simultaneous spreadsheet editing by 20 people
next you're going to tell me you use spreadsheets as your "database" too.
jesus christ, office plebs scare the shit out of me. It's a miracle companies can even make money.
There's literally no reason to use OpenOffice instead of LibreOffice.
LibreOffice is LITERALLY Stallman approved. I don't think you understand how autistically hard it is to get Stallman approved.
OpenOffice is devellopped by lots of private devs (Oracle). LibreOffice devs get some new code from the post-fork OpenOffice and add their own, but for licencing issues, OpenOffice can't use LibreOffice code.