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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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