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    Default Softmaker Free Office

    If you have not heard of Softmaker Free Office you need to have a look at www.freeoffice.com

    It is the free version of Microsoft Office and is compatible with Office documents.

    I have been using Softmaker for about a year now and highly recommend it. Softmaker has everything that Microsoft Office has. I am more than satisfied.
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    Default Re: Softmaker Free Office

    Yep, its a good free Office, I install it on customers computers if they have outdated or no versions of Office. Now if one of the office suite providers like Softmaker would include a version of Outlook, then it that would be good as well.

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    Default Re: Softmaker Free Office

    OpenOffice used to be the standard replacement for MS Office, is that not recommended now?

    https://www.openoffice.org/

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    Default Re: Softmaker Free Office

    Quote Originally Posted by tommy View Post
    OpenOffice used to be the standard replacement for MS Office, is that not recommended now?

    https://www.openoffice.org/
    Wouldn't say its not recommended, but now there are lots more Options. Some are free some are paid for but a lot cheaper. Open office is now Libre Office.

    A couple of Others --Only Office - Free and paid versions. https://www.onlyoffice.com/ Has versions for Windows and Linux.

    Another -- Ability Office - https://www.ability.com/en/sales Not free but cheaper than MS Office.

    One of the biggest advantages of Microsoft Office is its capable of integrating right away with many other items/ tasks in the MS range of products, where as the others don't.

    They all have their advantages and disadvantages, just depends on what you want to do or prefer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy View Post
    OpenOffice used to be the standard replacement for MS Office, is that not recommended now?

    https://www.openoffice.org/
    Libre Office is recommended over OpenOffice now ?

    MS Office 2010 still works perfectly , although not officially supported any more .
    There was even a 'Free' MS Office , MS Office 2010 Starter . (sort of free , but not really)

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    Default Re: Softmaker Free Office

    OpenOffice vs Libre Office is the same situation as Ethereal vs. Wireshark.

    They split because the people doing all the work didn't own the rights to the name and a disagreement followed.

    So Wireshark and LibreOffice are the two to use except that now you have option of Softmaker Free Office which is a great option as per the above posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Wouldn't say its not recommended, but now there are lots more Options. Some are free some are paid for but a lot cheaper. Open office is now Libre Office.

    A couple of Others --Only Office - Free and paid versions. https://www.onlyoffice.com/ Has versions for Windows and Linux.

    Another -- Ability Office - https://www.ability.com/en/sales Not free but cheaper than MS Office.

    One of the biggest advantages of Microsoft Office is its capable of integrating right away with many other items/ tasks in the MS range of products, where as the others don't.

    They all have their advantages and disadvantages, just depends on what you want to do or prefer.
    Thanks, thats really helpful. I'll download Free Office and have a look.

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