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Previously on "Anyone use LibreOffice much? Is it just me or is it shocking?"

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  • PerfectStorm
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    You can buy a "we'll add you to our volume license for £15" Office packages off eBay. Deemed legal by the EU, much as MS didn't like it.

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  • _V_
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    Originally posted by darmstadt View Post

    Nope, this was at a large successful insurance company but I know what you're talking about and they're going back to opensource:

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-...-source-again/

    It seems more and more local authorities in Europe are going this direction (sadly in German, might be an English version available):

    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-S..._Einrichtungen

    The UK quite haven't got there yet:

    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...t-office-suite
    Great that there is a move to Open Source OS. Makes so much sense for so many reasons.

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  • darmstadt
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    Originally posted by _V_ View Post

    You work for a German council I presume?
    Nope, this was at a large successful insurance company but I know what you're talking about and they're going back to opensource:

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-...-source-again/

    It seems more and more local authorities in Europe are going this direction (sadly in German, might be an English version available):

    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-S..._Einrichtungen

    The UK quite haven't got there yet:

    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...t-office-suite

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by _V_ View Post

    You work for a German council I presume?
    I thought they paid a fortune to migrate away from MS, then a while later paid a fortune to go MS again as it wasn't working, then recently decided to quit MS a second time?

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  • _V_
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    Originally posted by darmstadt View Post
    Just you. I consult at a company where they have ~10,000 desktop users with only LibreOffice (because the desktop is Ubuntu) and no problems at all. Maybe they learnt how to use it properly....I know I had to, to work out that it was different to MO but does the job required....
    You work for a German council I presume?

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by Platypus View Post

    So why don't you have the £79 a year sub that allows up to 6 users? or £59 for one user? Crazy cheap!
    Because this is the first time in about 4 years I needed it. For non-work stuff Google docs is normally all I need.

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  • darmstadt
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    Just you. I consult at a company where they have ~10,000 desktop users with only LibreOffice (because the desktop is Ubuntu) and no problems at all. Maybe they learnt how to use it properly....I know I had to, to work out that it was different to MO but does the job required....

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  • Platypus
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    Originally posted by d000hg View Post

    To mine too, £350 a year for Office is lunacy.
    So why don't you have the £79 a year sub that allows up to 6 users? or £59 for one user? Crazy cheap!

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by kloos View Post

    Right-click on the picture and select Anchor, Wrap or Align options. It's all there if you dig a little.
    When all I want to do is enter text, paste an image underneath, then enter more text underneath, having to manually mess about with anchoring is not a working product. Adjusting those settings is for when you want to change the default behaviour.

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  • kloos
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    Originally posted by d000hg View Post

    That's what I was expecting - rough edges but solid functionality. But not being able to simply paste images into a document without it all going wrong seems like more than flaky UI.
    Right-click on the picture and select Anchor, Wrap or Align options. It's all there if you dig a little.

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by kloos View Post
    I've used Libre Office for years. It is different from Microsoft (obviously) and does take a bit of getting used to but once you do get used to it, it is surprisingly powerful. You can't directly compare with Microsoft because they are different packages with different ways of doing things. Clearly MO is miles more powerful and smooth and more encompassing and I wouldn't use it in a work environment, but for personal stuff and for the charity that I run, it is perfect.
    That's what I was expecting - rough edges but solid functionality. But not being able to simply paste images into a document without it all going wrong seems like more than flaky UI.

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  • kloos
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    I've used Libre Office for years. It is different from Microsoft (obviously) and does take a bit of getting used to but once you do get used to it, it is surprisingly powerful. You can't directly compare with Microsoft because they are different packages with different ways of doing things. Clearly MO is miles more powerful and smooth and more encompassing and I wouldn't use it in a work environment, but for personal stuff and for the charity that I run, it is perfect.

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by Lance View Post

    MS Action Pack is £350 a year. You get 5 x licenses of O365 E3, and a bunch of server software and Windows licenses.
    Also £75 a month Azure credits.
    No brainer to my mind.
    To mine too, £350 a year for Office is lunacy. I had MAPS about 10 years ago (£199 I think?) to get free Visual Studio and I still have the folder with dozens of discs in I never used for products I haven't even heard of in some cases!
    These days VS is free and my current client will absolutely not allow their stuff on any machine that isn't theirs.

    If I got back into developing on my own kit MAPS might make sense but unless I actually want to run my own business servers, I can't see it. A basic home 365 sub would do us... but I probably won't need it for another 3 months

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  • courtg9000
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    I have it installed as a backup but I don't think I have used it in at least over a year.

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  • gixxer2021
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    I’m on Linux so use it and agree it’s a clunky nightmare! I’ve had it corrupt files when working with office files directly, so always convert to their own format then export back if I’m mailing out. If I was on windows I’d probably pay for office tbh.

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