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 seven 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).
LibreOffice is a free Office Suite Alternative
LibreOffice is ideal for home and small office users, but The Document Foundation does not provide technical support. (Users can, of course, get help from other users on our mailing lists and Ask LibreOffice.)
If you want to deploy LibreOffice in a larger organization, it is strongly recommended sourcing it from one of our ecosystem partners, such as those listed below. In that way, you can get long-term supported releases, personalized assistance, custom new features, custom bug fixes, and other benefits. Also, the work done by ecosystem partners flows back into the LibreOffice project, benefiting everyone.
Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing and desktop publishing tool. It’s simple enough for a quick memo, but powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes, and more. You’re free to concentrate on your message, while Writer makes it look great.
Your documents look better than ever when they’re made with LibreOffice. You can choose and apply fonts that are on your computer, and set and customize styles for virtually every part of your document. With the Auto-Correct you can trap typos and spelling mistakes on the fly. The AutoCorrect dictionary checks your spelling as you type (it’s easy to deactivate if you want to). If you need to use different languages in your document, Writer can handle that too.
Wizards takes all the hassle out of producing standard documents such as letters, faxes, agendas and minutes, and make short work of more complex tasks such as mail merges. Type more efficiently with AutoComplete, which can suggest commonly-used words and phrases to complete what you started typing, using the built-in dictionary and scanning the documents you open. Document templates are shipped by default – there’s no need to create complex documents because they’ve built them in for you!
Calc is the free spreadsheet program you’ve always needed. Newcomers find it intuitive and easy to learn, while professional data miners and number crunchers appreciate the comprehensive range of advanced functions. Built-in wizards guide you through choosing and using a comprehensive range of advanced features. Or you can download templates from the LibreOffice template repository, for ready-made spreadsheet solutions.
Advanced DataPilot technology makes it easy to pull in raw data from corporate databases, and then cross-tabulate, summarize and convert it into meaningful information. Real-time data streams can now be integrated into spreadsheets, reports, and factored in calculations.
You can perform collaborative work on spreadsheets, thanks to Calc’s multiple-user support. Just share a spreadsheet so that other users can easily add their data to it. The spreadsheet owner can then easily integrate the new data in just a few clicks. This collaboration feature helps to avoid editing conflicts.
While Calc saves spreadsheets in its native Open Document Format (.ods), it can also open and save files in Microsoft Excel format for sending to people still locked into Microsoft products. If you only need to make your data readable, but on a wide range of devices and platforms, you can easily export to Portable Document Format (.pdf). Calc can read .xlsx files created with Microsoft Office for Windows and macOS.
In Impress, creating and editing slides is very versatile thanks to different editing and view modes: Normal (for general editing), Outline (for organizing and outlining your text content), Notes (for viewing and editing the notes attached to a slide), Handout (for producing paper-based material), and Slide Sorter (for a thumbnail sheet view that lets you quickly locate and order your slides).
Impress has a comprehensive range of easy-to-use drawing and diagramming tools to add style and sophistication to your presentation. What’s more, you can bring your presentation to life with slide-show animations and effects. The Fontworks tool lets you create attractive 2D and 3D images from text. Impress enables you to build and control 3D scenes incorporating a large variety of objects and components.
Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is an excellent package for producing technical drawings, brochures, posters, and many other documents. Draw lets you manipulate graphical objects, group them, crop them, use objects in 3D and much more.
Design powerful and intuitive flowcharts with Draw. Smart connectors make it easy to build flowcharts, organization charts, network diagrams and much more, even if you’re not a naturally talented artist. You can define your own “glue points” for connectors to adhere to, for precise and easily repeatable positioning. Dimension lines automatically calculate and display linear dimensions as you draw.
Draw enables you to manipulate pictures and images in many ways – you can even create an entire photo album with it. Its powerful engine allows the conversion of images from and to an impressive range of image and document formats.
Base is a full-featured desktop database front end, designed to meet the needs of a broad array of users. Base caters to power users and enterprise requirements, providing native-support drivers for some of the most widely employed multi-user database engines: MySQL/MariaDB, Adabas D, MS Access and PostgreSQL. In addition, the built-in support for JDBC- and ODBC-standard drivers allows you to connect to virtually any other existing database engine as well.
Base comes configured with the full HSQL relational database engine. It’s an ideal solution for everyday jobs, and for people requiring an easy-to-understand, simple-to-use system: data is stored right inside the Base file, and you also get native support for dBase flat files. LibreOffice Base provides wizards to help users who are new to database design (or just new to the software) to create tables, queries, forms, and reports, and it comes supplied with a set of predefined table definitions for tracking assets, customers, sales orders, invoices, and many other common and useful items.
Base is much more than a tool that can be used for standalone purposes – it’s also perfectly integrated with LibreOffice’s other applications. Base can supply address book data for mail merges in Writer using the LDAP protocol, or various address book formats. In addition, Base can be used for creating linked data ranges in Calc files, for data pilot analysis or as the basis for charts.
Math is LibreOffice’s free formula editor and can be invoked in your text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and drawings, enabling you to insert perfectly formatted mathematical and scientific formulas. Your formulas can include a wide range of elements, from fractions, terms with exponents and indices, integrals, and mathematical functions, to inequalities, systems of equations, and matrices.
You can start Math either as a stand-alone application directly from the LibreOffice Start Center or directly from within other LibreOffice applications such as Writer, Calc, Impress and Draw
Charts can be inserted in several documents: spreadsheets, presentations, drawings or text documents. As such the Charts module may be called from within any LibreOffice application and the data can be defined either via data included in a document or from an independent source.
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