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    Default What office suits is good?

    Hi, i use currently still Libre Office but i am getting annoyed by the crashes i have if i copy a html text in word.
    I am not saying its bad, but its still unstable considering it just crashes with no error message. Just vanishes from the screen.
    Now i tried KOffice which is quite nice. But the word application is not perfect either.
    If i paste a text, i don't even see a cursor anywhere and so you past a document and paste it over the current inserts. Plus, in my case, i had two pages, but only one is visible.

    Are there any other Office Suits for Linux out there?
    There is another Office Suit which is commercial (for a low price), but haven't tried it out so far.

    Any thoughts about it?
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    Default Re: What office suits is good?

    Not really - just be patient. The LibreOffice team are working hard to improve and stabilise the code they inherited from Sun/Oracle.

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    Default Re: What office suits is good?

    On 2011-05-29 11:36, john hudson wrote:
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    > Not really - just be patient. The LibreOffice team are working hard to
    > improve and stabilise the code they inherited from Sun/Oracle.


    Importing html in openoffice also used to crash the writer, for years. When
    I do, I import small sections and remove formatting. I don't think this is
    going to improve soon.

    But that is just a particular task, there are many things that work well,
    and it is probably the best suite we have.

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    Default Re: What office suits is good?

    I agree - I have rescued Word files that MS Office would not open and done lots of things which MS Office either cannot do or can only do with difficulty and lots of add-ons. LibreOffice has its weaknesses but many are inherited from lacklustre management of the code during Sun's time. Others, I have to say, are by sometimes trying to imitate MS Office too closely and reproducing the annoyances that make MS Office such a pain for certain types of work.

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    Default Re: What office suits is good?

    I've heard praise for Abiword, although I never used it.

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    Ah, i see. So its not an error that just happens to me. Good to know.
    True, LibreOffice is good. Its just quite annoying if it crashes.

    There is also a relatively cheap commercial alternative which is called from SoftMaker. It supposed to be quite good with MS interchangeability.
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    On 2011-05-29 20:06, brunomcl wrote:
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    > I've heard praise for Abiword, although I never used it.


    Low weight, compared to openoffice. If the document is not complex, it is
    quite good.

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    Default Re: What office suits is good?

    never had libre office crash but you can always install OpenOffice 3.2.1 instead
    OpenOffice.org - Download tested and stable builds
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    Default Re: What office suits is good?

    Abiword is fine, has in my view a better interface and in some areas is more compatible with Word than LibreOffice. It depends what you want; I do a lot of multi-lingual work and LibreOffice is by far the best for this.

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    Does anyone use Lotus Symphony?

    How does it compare to LibreOffice?

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