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LibreOffice 6.0 pushes for enterprise viability
This article is part of the Access issue of May 2018, Vol. 2, No. 3
LibreOffice 6.0, the latest version of the open source office productivity suite, offers an alternative to Microsoft Office for cost-conscious organizations. The Document Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes open source software suites, first released LibreOffice in January 2011. It evolved from OpenOffice.org, which Oracle discontinued that year. LibreOffice 6.0, released in February 2018, supports a range of file types, from standard Office files to older legacy files that even Office 365 doesn't support. It also offers a comprehensive list of downloadable extensions, including advanced calculators, templates and language tools such as dictionaries and thesauruses. LibreOffice 6.0 also added features such as new calculation commands in its spreadsheet editor and new templates in its presentation builder. LibreOffice 6.0 works on Windows, Linux, Apple macOS and some mobile platforms. Mobile editing is still in the works, however, as Google Android and Apple iOS can only host the LibreOffice Viewer app and not the...
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