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Confused about Libre Office FRESH compared to STILL

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#1 cafejose


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Posted 23 February 2016 - 11:35 PM

How to understand the difference between these two editions of Libre Office?  I do not really know too much about MS Office, but I've studied MS Word, some, for several weeks.  I have tried one other Office-type product, a commercial program, but decided it is not as good as MS Office.  I would LIKE TO TRY Libre Office, but I wish to understand how to make the choice between  "Fresh" and "Still"; and one more thing, is .



....  How much alike and unlike MS Office is Libre Office?  Compatibility regarding MS Office, file types, what will and will not open, and features missing?

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 01:31 AM


The 'Fresh' version provides more new features and is closer to what's being actively developed in our source code repository. The 'Still' version can offer greater stability for those people who don't need any of our latest and greatest improvements to LibreOffice.


So in other words the "still" package is probably less likely to crash, but there is more to check out in the "fresh".


Libre Office will open anything generated by MS Office, though some of the advanced features of Excel and font formatting are not compatible, it will attempt to render them as best as possible though. MS Office will outright reject most non MS Office formats.


Check out OpenOffice too, well worth a look see if your in the market for this type of software.

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