LibreOffice is a powerful and free office suite, a successor to OpenOffice(.org), used by millions of people around the world. Its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most versatile Free and Open Source office suite on the market:
- Writer (word processing),
- Calc (spreadsheets),
- Impress (presentations),
- Draw (vector graphics and flowcharts),
- Base (databases), and
- Math (formula editing).
Use documents of all kinds
LibreOffice is compatible with a wide range of document formats such as Microsoft® Word (.doc, .docx), Excel (.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx) and Publisher. But LibreOffice goes much further with its native support for a modern and open standard, the Open Document Format (ODF). With LibreOffice, you have maximum control over your data and content – and you can export your work in many different formats including PDF.
What is OpenDocument?
LibreOffice uses the OpenDocument Format (ODF), a fully open and ISO standardised file format that guarantees access to your data forever. (You can, of course, encrypt your documents with a password.) Because ODF is standardised, other office software can implement support for it as well – and many programs have done so. By using ODF, you ensure that your data can be transferred between different computers and operating systems, without having to worry about vendor lock-in or license fees.
Typical extensions for ODF files include the following:
.odt – a text document
.ods – a spreadsheet file
.odp – a presentation file
.odg – an illustration or graphic
What to do if you’re sent an ODF file
If you are sent a file with one of the above extensions, but your software or operating system can’t identify it, then simply download LibreOffice – it’s free and open source software, originally based on OpenOffice.org, and handles all of the above extensions.
Download the official release of LibreOffice.
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