Office 365 _without_ MS-Windows? Are you kidding? Maybe Microsoft
provides it for other platforms, but _why_ would one use the
product? (I'm using OpenOffice/LibreOffice for years, and it's OK for
I use LibreOffice or Calligra for almost everything except...
PowerPoint presentations that I have to give to someone else. I
frequently speak at meetings where I have to provide a PPTX file of my
presentation weeks in advance, and I *have* to use whatever audiovisual
setup they have (often dictated by the venue). I have found that
presentations made in LibreOffice format incorrectly in PowerPoint for
at least one slide over 80% of the time. It gets worse when there are
videos and animations.
OK, just let me add some more thoughts:
I think both Microsoft Office and OpenOffice/Libre Office have some advantages _and_ deficits over the other.
I had been using Word for Windows (with Windows 3.11) shortly after it came out. At that time OpenOffice was still named StarOffice.
Around that time Microsoft wanted more than 500€ for a license, completely unaffordable for one who writes maybe 15 letters a year.
One day I had spend almost the whole day updating a larger document (still less than 100 pages). Before saving I thought I'll do hyphenation and spell-checking as final touch-up. Eventually, when I wanted to save, there was a message like "there's not enough memory to complete the task".
At that moment I was tempted to throw the whole computer out of the window...
With StarOffice/OpenOffice/LibreOffice I never had such a bad experience (also using it for at least 20 years now).
Also Microsoft often claims they'll protect your investment. Well, I have WinWord documents from 1993 that a current Word cannot read!
So I would need one (or more) older versions to load and re-save those files.
(Oh well, I also have files created with Ventura Publisher; the PostScript output at that time was considered to be too large to archive. If I had known what will happen, I would have saved those...)
Maybe for contrast: I also have a demo CD with Adobe Acrobat 1.0 (I think from 1994). Those PDF files can still be loaded and displayed correctly.
Normally, I create the presentation in LibreOffice and then take it to
a place that runs Windows at work and fix the presentation there. I
retired from my normal job recently, so I can't do that any more, even
though I still do presentations. At the moment, my church is letting
me use their computers for this, but I don't know that it will go on
I agree that Impress could be much more user-friendly.