Business Software Word Processing LibreOffice for Windows

LibreOffice for Windows 5.4.2 for Windows

by The Document Foundation

Avg. Rating 3.5 (1,113 votes)

File Details

File Size 208.4 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 53,295
Publisher The Document Foundation
Homepage LibreOffice
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

LibreOffice is a productivity suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and available on a variety of platforms. It is free software and therefore free to download, use and distribute.

Latest Reviews

johnusa

johnusa reviewed v5.4.2 on Oct 6, 2017

My disappointment in this supposedly good office suite is the complete lack of options in selecting which programs a user wants to install.
For example I want to install only Calc, the spreadsheet program, but it is impossible to do this.
With this unfriendly program it is all or nothing.
Then it is nothing for me as I will still not install this irritating program till this shortcoming is fixed.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v5.2.1 on Sep 9, 2016

I can confirm with Gadget about the rendering issue. But for me it was with a doc created in office 2003. Didn't notice the problem till I printed a doc and I saw it came out strange in Libre. Even though If I open it up in office 2003 it looked fine.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v5.2.0 on Aug 4, 2016

Someone has to keep microsoft honest, if we didnt have the open document foundation, MS would release a new version of office every year with some incredibly minor change and force everyone to pay for the update or risk being 'backward incompatible'. Screw ms, they should be dead soon.

GadgetPig

GadgetPig reviewed v5.1.1 on Mar 11, 2016

LibreOffice is fine if you keep office documents strictly in office 97-2003 (.doc/.xls/.ppt)format or open document format (.odt). If you exchange documents with an external company using office 2007 or higher, your docx/pptx/xlsx files may not render properly, or worse, objects will become missing or line objects will convert as shapes instead of line connectors. I have reported these bugs awhile back,as they are absolutely critical if you exchange office documents in 2007-2013 Office XML format.

https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/

89853
86716
89449

For example, create a new impress document with 2 smiley face symbol drawings and connect line connector between them, and save it as .pptx. The line connector completely disappears. Now reopen the same document and resave as .ppt file, everything disappears.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v5.0.0.4 RC on Aug 5, 2015

Always thought this was pretty good. Now I up it to 5 star status. The few things it didn't do that MS Office did are now included in this version. UI also looks great. Runs fast. If you don't have an office software package on your pc, than this is a great free package to install.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v5.0.0.4 RC on Aug 5, 2015

Always thought this was pretty good. Now I up it to 5 star status. The few things it didn't do that MS Office did are now included in this version. UI also looks great. Runs fast. If you don't have an office software package on your pc, than this is a great free package to install.

KuHGl

KuHGl reviewed v5.0.0.2 RC on Jun 30, 2015

If I'd claim to be satisfied (with LO) it would be a clear fairytale. Well, I'm simply disappointed, that LO offers me to convert Microsoft Documents, but a simple OpenOffice Calc Document is nearly impossible to import to LO and even crashed my LO 5.0.0.2 (RC2) several times. That's even more poor, when I consider, that LO was made of OO's Source code. That shows me: Claims of compatibility - no matter what LO is called to be compatible with - can be seen as very doubtful.
I still have no idea how to port a Calc document of OO to LO and LO doesn't offer a software solution. My everything-but-good rating comes from that - in my eyes - real weakness as well as some occasional problems I run in while creating text documents.

lookmann

lookmann reviewed v5.0.0.0 Beta 1 on May 25, 2015

Would like this to be near the size of OO.

gsteele

gsteele reviewed v4.4.2 RC1 on Mar 12, 2015

Running LO on an old HP desktop running W7. Works without a glitch. For those who can't spell, get a dictionary.

henrypeck

henrypeck reviewed v4.4.2 RC1 on Mar 12, 2015

Been using Libreoffice since it broke away from OO. I have it installed on a PC running 8.1 and a Netbook running Ubuntu. It works perfectly on both platforms.

Avg. Rating 3.5 (1,113 votes)
Your Rating
johnusa

johnusa reviewed v5.4.2 on Oct 6, 2017

Pros: Still not as good as Microsoft Office or WPS Office.

Cons: Complete lack of installation options so a user may install only program/s that they want and need.

Bottom Line: My disappointment in this supposedly good office suite is the complete lack of options in selecting which programs a user wants to install.
For example I want to install only Calc, the spreadsheet program, but it is impossible to do this.
With this unfriendly program it is all or nothing.
Then it is nothing for me as I will still not install this irritating program till this shortcoming is fixed.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v5.2.1 on Sep 9, 2016

I can confirm with Gadget about the rendering issue. But for me it was with a doc created in office 2003. Didn't notice the problem till I printed a doc and I saw it came out strange in Libre. Even though If I open it up in office 2003 it looked fine.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v5.2.0 on Aug 4, 2016

Someone has to keep microsoft honest, if we didnt have the open document foundation, MS would release a new version of office every year with some incredibly minor change and force everyone to pay for the update or risk being 'backward incompatible'. Screw ms, they should be dead soon.

GadgetPig

GadgetPig reviewed v5.1.1 on Mar 11, 2016

LibreOffice is fine if you keep office documents strictly in office 97-2003 (.doc/.xls/.ppt)format or open document format (.odt). If you exchange documents with an external company using office 2007 or higher, your docx/pptx/xlsx files may not render properly, or worse, objects will become missing or line objects will convert as shapes instead of line connectors. I have reported these bugs awhile back,as they are absolutely critical if you exchange office documents in 2007-2013 Office XML format.

https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/

89853
86716
89449

For example, create a new impress document with 2 smiley face symbol drawings and connect line connector between them, and save it as .pptx. The line connector completely disappears. Now reopen the same document and resave as .ppt file, everything disappears.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v5.0.0.4 RC on Aug 5, 2015

Always thought this was pretty good. Now I up it to 5 star status. The few things it didn't do that MS Office did are now included in this version. UI also looks great. Runs fast. If you don't have an office software package on your pc, than this is a great free package to install.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v5.0.0.4 RC on Aug 5, 2015

Always thought this was pretty good. Now I up it to 5 star status. The few things it didn't do that MS Office did are now included in this version. UI also looks great. Runs fast. If you don't have an office software package on your pc, than this is a great free package to install.

KuHGl

KuHGl reviewed v5.0.0.2 RC on Jun 30, 2015

If I'd claim to be satisfied (with LO) it would be a clear fairytale. Well, I'm simply disappointed, that LO offers me to convert Microsoft Documents, but a simple OpenOffice Calc Document is nearly impossible to import to LO and even crashed my LO 5.0.0.2 (RC2) several times. That's even more poor, when I consider, that LO was made of OO's Source code. That shows me: Claims of compatibility - no matter what LO is called to be compatible with - can be seen as very doubtful.
I still have no idea how to port a Calc document of OO to LO and LO doesn't offer a software solution. My everything-but-good rating comes from that - in my eyes - real weakness as well as some occasional problems I run in while creating text documents.

lookmann

lookmann reviewed v5.0.0.0 Beta 1 on May 25, 2015

Would like this to be near the size of OO.

gsteele

gsteele reviewed v4.4.2 RC1 on Mar 12, 2015

Running LO on an old HP desktop running W7. Works without a glitch. For those who can't spell, get a dictionary.

henrypeck

henrypeck reviewed v4.4.2 RC1 on Mar 12, 2015

Been using Libreoffice since it broke away from OO. I have it installed on a PC running 8.1 and a Netbook running Ubuntu. It works perfectly on both platforms.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v4.4.0 RC2 on Jan 23, 2015

Nothing wrong with this software. For me it does what it needs to do, opens word, power point and excel files. I downloaded both this and Apache Open office. Basically the same thing. Even opened the same doc in both. Beside the UI it had the same functionality. Both work well. Saw some complaints about the spell check. Worked fine for me.

StormChild

StormChild reviewed v4.4.0 Beta 1 on Nov 26, 2014

Everybody who's complaining has the chance to make it better, as it's open source. OOo is good, LO is better IMO. The changelog of LO 4.4.0 beta 1 (https://wiki.documentfou...rg/Releases/4.4.0/Beta1) shows 2476 (!!) fixes, which is obviously a lot, but at least LO is better and better with time.

testmenot

testmenot reviewed v4.3.0 Beta 2 on Jun 15, 2014

How can LibreOffice take itself seriously? The dictionary, spell check, and their non-functioning grammar check are a joke: completely useless. With these important tools functioning at a 5th-grade level I have no choice but to move on. Apparently, writing isn't that important to these developers.

AndriyIl

AndriyIl reviewed v4.2.2 on Mar 14, 2014

isylumn - I tried. With no results, openoffice is faster. I using openoffice till v3.2.1. OO 3.3.0 was very buggy, so I try to use libreoffice. But now I return OO, because it`s really faster with same functionality.

TomA102210

TomA102210 reviewed v4.2.2 on Mar 13, 2014

I like LibreOffice and have since its first inception. At first this office suite was something I played around with much like a beta tester seeing if I could break it or find a significant bug. There were some minor problems buit nothing of note.
Getting rid of Microsoft Office is something I've been toying with for years. It's much like thinking of getting rid of ones land line and going totally cellular. I know that I don't like the direction I see Microsoft Office going. With the reliability of LibreOffice unless Microsoft makes some magic it will be gathering dust in favor of LibreOffice.

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