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03-08-2014, 02:40 PM
Is Libre office or open office good enough to create a database to record my collection of model aircraft?

03-08-2014, 02:51 PM
Short answer is yes. I have OO and I could certainly do it with that.

Speedy Gonzales
03-08-2014, 03:26 PM
They say Kingsoft office is pretty good. And its free. Only diff between this and the Pro / purchased version is Macros and VBA support. Which I dont use anyway

Rod J
03-08-2014, 03:30 PM
LibreOffice Base is pretty good. I haven't used it much but it seems to compare well with an older version of MS Office Access I used some years ago.

03-08-2014, 05:09 PM
Kingsoft is free although there is a paid version too. On windows I have found Kingsoft to be completely stable where as OO and Libre at the time were not very stable (for me anyway)

04-08-2014, 09:48 AM
But Kingsoft free doesn't have a database.

04-08-2014, 12:02 PM
I haven't used the database program either but I do like LibreOffice.

Nick G
04-08-2014, 12:17 PM
I like Libre Office, but compared to Access 2013 Libre Base is awful. For something like what you want it to do though,I imagine it'd do the job :thumbs

07-08-2014, 01:03 PM
I installed Libreoffice and it needs Java to work properly. Not wanting to install java if possible.

Would the Kingsoft free do the job in a spreadsheet??

07-08-2014, 01:06 PM
Weird, I run Libre without Java installed. Only do a few docs and the occasional spreadsheet though.

07-08-2014, 03:32 PM
OP, you could set up your models in a spreadsheet. It would be a little less flexible than a 'proper' database but easier to get going and a lot more visible.

Give it a go. Nothing to lose.

07-08-2014, 10:46 PM
I will give it a try and see what happens. Have got the Kingsoft Office and have had bit of look. Seems like it will do what I want.

08-08-2014, 08:20 AM
How many models do you need to record?

Also, note that Kingsoft has just changed its name to WPS. I have installed later versions under the 'WPS' banner. Hope they are stable like the earlier versions.

08-08-2014, 10:46 AM
How many models do you need to record?

About 50 or so at the moment.

08-08-2014, 11:27 AM
About 50 or so at the moment.

If you save your spreadsheet file as a .csv file you can export it to a MySQL database.. or not.. if you prefer just to keep it as a spreadsheet.

Depending on what data you have entered into the spreadsheet it would certainly be sufficient to be used on a database.

08-08-2014, 01:15 PM
Is Libre office or open office good enough to create a database to record my collection of model aircraft?The solution appears to be too simple... Open Office is wonderful, and its built-in spreadsheet application will easily solve your question.