LibreOffice is a stable, free, open, and best of all, supported office productivity suite. Updates are provided regularly and the help files are dynamic and extensive. Those who are already using LibreOffice are reporting that they see no real difference in the look and feel of the product.
The file extensions are the same as those in OpenOffice, in fact, the products are virtually identical. Existing files function relatively trouble-free in LibreOffice. Additionally, LibreOffice allows users to open and edit files created in other proprietary platforms such as MS Office.
The latest version of LibreOffice (v3.5) was released in early February. Check out the new features here.
The Technology Department has made a LibreOffice installation file available on your “W” drive. Simply locate the “LibreOffice” folder and look for the install file. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.