Without wanting to start a debate on this: my experiences are the other way around, i.e. that Libreoffice handles the MS files better. And sometimes both won’t do. I know there’s people over here using a Windows VM just to run MS Office for certain documents.
I use Apache’s OpenOffice instead of Libre, have been for awhile, and am pleased with it.
I simply uninstalled ALL Libre components, downloaded the RPM from OpenOffice, and installed it. Important to follow the directions, though, referring to what components to install first and what components to install last.
It alerts you when there is an update. I believe it also applies the update, as do the Firefox & Thunderbird programs if you install the RPM from Mozilla instead of from the repos, but I cannot be certain, as it was awhile back that I had an OpenOffice update.
>About every linux distro out there comes with LibreOffice as default.
>However, I have found that OpenOffice (and certainly the new 4.0)
>handles Microsoft Office files better than Libre does.
>I could just remove Libre Office and install OpenOffice instead.
>However, I’ve read here and there that it is not recommended.
>And I probably wouldn’t get automatic updates, right ?
>So, go ahead with this ?
>The reason I’m asking is for my wife. She really needs that MS Office
>compatibility and LibreOffice doesn’t go far enough…
You might try Koffice, it had better compatibility back when i used it. I
just dual boot and use MS office now. No current open product handles
enough for my current needs.