WPS Office vs. LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice: what are the differences

April 1, 2022

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More and more office software suites are developed to fulfill people's various demands on office software. In recent years, 3 office suites emerge as ideal options: WPS Office, LibreOffice and OpenOffice. But how to choose the most suitable one? Welcome to WPS Academy to check the contents of WPS Office vs. LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice: what are the differences.

What is WPS Office

WPS Office is a professional and rich-feature comprehensive office suite developed by the Kingsoft team of China. WPS Office is also an all-in-one office suite, which means you only need to download and install one application on your computing system that contains four modules: WPS Wrtier, WPS Spreadsheet, WPS Presentation, WPS PDF (the alternative to MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint respectively).

What is LibreOffice

LibreOffice is a free and open-source office software suite 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).

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What is OpenOffice

OpenOffice, or officially named OpenOffice. org (OOo), is a discontinued open-source office suite. Here we can have a basic knowledge of its another successor, Apeche OpenOffice.

Apache OpenOffice (AOO) is an open-source office productivity software suite, also a close cousin of LibreOffice and NeoOffice. Apache OpenOffice is composed of several apps including 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).

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Ø Open-source office suite?

LibreOffice and OpenOffice are open-source office suites, which means the source code is open to the public, and anyone can modify and customize the source code.

WPS Office's source data is exclusive to anyone that is not the creator.

Ø File format and operating system supported

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.

OpenOffice supports systems as Microsoft Windows, OS X and GNU/Linux (including LibreOffice Viewer for Android).

By contrast, WPS Office is perfectly compatible with Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and Linux, and supports numerous file formats that are commonly seen.

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Ø Price

For LibreOffice and OpenOffice, the users can get a completion of apps without charge.

WPS Office is also free to download and install. And the average users of WPS Office is able to use all the basic functions that definitely fulfill your daily work needs. While the WPS Premium members can enjoy more adavanced features that unlease your producitvity with an quite affordable price.

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