LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice, which is better for Windows 10?

March 31, 2022

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Spawned by the requirements of online work, plenty of office software have emerged as options of many teachers, students and business professionals. If you are still unsure which office software to choose, WPS Academy is able to provide helpful advice via a series of free tutorials. Today, we will introduce you two office suites, namely LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice, which is better for Windows 10?

What are LibreOffice and OpenOffice?

Ø LibreOffice

LibreOffice is a free and open-source office software suite, which means that the source code is public, and it can be changed and customized by the public, developed by The Document Foundation (TDF). LibreOffice is a successor of OpenOffice which forked from OpenOffice in 2010. LibreOffice includes the following applications: Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector graphics and flowcharts), Base (databases), and Math (formula editing). The native file format of Libre Office is the Open Document standard; besides, it supports formats of most other major office suites as MS Office and WPS Office. LibreOffice also supports operating systems as Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Ø OpenOffice

OpenOffice, or officially named OpenOffice. org (OOo), is a discontinued open-source office suite, which was an open-sourced version of the earlier StarOffice. OpenOffice included a word processor(Writer), a spreadsheet(Calc), a presentation application (Impress), a drawing application (Draw), a formula editor (Math), and a database management application (Base).

LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice

LibreOffice is a successor project to OpenOffice. org. Libre Office adds many new features and improve its compatibility so that now it is perfectly compatible with Windows 10 system.

Compared with OpenOffice, Libre Office supports Microsoft OOXML export including .docx, .xlsx, .pptx). Its newest version released in Feburary 2022 also updates its security features as signing of OOXML plus PDF files.

Moreover, LibreOffice launched its Cloud/online version and many other products based on it.

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After reading this guide, have you decided which office suite is better for Windows 10? If you are still hesitating, we recommend you to read the following guides offered by WPS Academy, and you will find the answer soon.

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