why doesn't any open source office replacement software suite have an easy to use UI like M$ office? (the ribbons are pretty easy to use and powerful, unlike menu > menu > menu > menu > popup > menu > action)
also why is the macro support on libre/openoffice calc so shit compared to microsoft office excel?
also, are there any open source alternatives (preferably ones where you can host your own servers) to OneNote?
I want to switch away from M$ products towards the open source alternatives but some applications keep me tied to a platform I don't want to use
>i hate micro$haft sooo much but i cant leave because they make stuff too good
>preferably ones where you can host your own servers
Collaborative document editing has been part of OwnCloud since at least version 7 https://doc.owncloud.org/server/7.0/user_manual/documents.html
sadly yes, I dont like windows and where it's going, but some applications like office force me to stay.
hm, looks interesting, is it easy to use on mobile to take notes to cloud
or does it allow drawing?
I will install this on my hypervisor today to check it out
>just suck it up
and not use the macros that make my job 20x faster? and not use the type of interface that I am used to, that is faster and that is a lot more simple.
but why doesn't the open source office alternatives have these features?
>hm, looks interesting, is it easy to use on mobile to take notes to cloud
MyOwnNotes is in the F-Droid store.
>or does it allow drawing?
Don't know, I'm not much of a doodler.
>and not use the macros that make my job 20x faster?
Yes, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOjCJXHJhPg
It's just part and parcel of software freedom.
>but why doesn't the open source office alternatives have these features?
People like to complain and use something else rather than learn the skills to improve the software, it's open source after all.
Does Microsoft keep making you use the same talking points over and over?
explorer has a ribbon UI and I dont need it on the other applications at all
:/ *sad violin*
I just want to use something else than macroshafter software, but some features are just unavailable on the other options, and I am wondering why
thanks, I will look into this
Never had ploblems with ribbon.
Altough fuzzy autocomplete quicklaunch commands would be the master race
Ribbons are retarded, in OO you can just dock anything you want to use in the toolbar OR use the menu. No need to click through multiple tabs to get to what you want.
Microsoft UIs are typically overengineered crap that make things more complicated than they need to be with stupid decisions everywhere.
Agree with you on the name, but it gets shit done for me
>tfw libreoffice hasn't finished compiling since 5 hours ago
I'm a Linux faggot, but I have to say, the open source office alternatives to Microsoft Office are all horseshit-tier.
I rather use Google Docs & Spreadsheets than the LibreOffice/OpenOffice shit.
Also LaTeX masterrace.
It sounds like you want to switch to Linux. There's a program called wine that you can use to make office programs compatible. Here's a link https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/833811-how-to-install-and-use-wine-to-run-windows-applications-on-linux.
fuck fuck fuck
It fucked up because I ran out of space when It was copying compiled binaries to /usr/bin
fuck, it has to start over.
fuck fuck It took 9 hours to compile it the first time.
Downloading and installing ubuntu is faster
I've used libreoffice for some time and biggest problem I have with is that it runs only on one core. If it could use more cores opening microsoft excel's xls files would probably be a lot faster. It takes minutes to open some files.
Why am I laughing.
Reminds me when I used freebsd for few years on desktop over ten years ago. It was preddy gud.
Nowadays I'm running *bsd only on firewalls and nas boxes, though. Linux everywhere else.