Free Office/Word

Anyone recommend a free Office/ Word for my laptop.Looked at Libre but not sure which one would be good. Any advice would be great. Thanks.
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  • Forgot to add that I'm not too tech savvy so must be easy to install and use.Thanks
  • 400ixl
    400ixl Posts: 2,642
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    www.office.com and use the online version if you don't need advanced features. Its free and Office.
  • LibreOffice is the best free alternative to MS Office. Just download it and see what you think. It’s entirely free so you have nothing to lose. 

    https://www.libreoffice.org/
  • TMSG
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    LibreOffice is the best free alternative to MS Office. Just download it and see what you think. It’s entirely free so you have nothing to lose. 

    https://www.libreoffice.org/
    LO is not bad, I used it for a couple years but I've switched around 2019 to Softmaker's FreeOffice, see https://www.freeoffice.com/en/ for details. This has been better with MS file compatibility than LO for me (even for some pretty complex Pivot table spreadsheets and a few Word brochures) though of course it all depends on the actual files... there will always be the odd MSO file that works well in LO but not FO or vice versa.

    Two things I particularly like about FO: it still has the older non-ribbon interface as a full-featured option. And there are very capable versions for Linux and Android (not sure about the iPhone version as I do not use that).
  • Newcad
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    I also recommend Softmaker's FreeOffice.
    I've been using it for around 10 years now and have never had a compatibilty problem in any part of it.
    (Apart from one spreadsheet that turned out to have a company specific custom macro embeded within it which linked to a different document on the compamy server. So without that other document wouldn't have opened for me even in MS Office).
  • Thanks guys. Will check out these suggestions.Not sure I fully understand words like interface,macro embedded, etc. but will give it a shot!!
  • zagubov
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  • I've used openoffice for years without complaint. Can't comment on how it compares to the others above.

    https://www.openoffice.org/
  • pramsay13
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    I used to use LibreOffice and FreeOffice, but I now just use the Google software as it has a word processor, spreadsheet editor, presentation slides etc. They are all free and very easy to use and are stored online so can be accessed from any device. 
    If you have a Gmail email address you will already have a good account so you can go to Google Drive and get started. 
  • I've used openoffice for years without complaint. Can't comment on how it compares to the others above.

    https://www.openoffice.org/
    LibraOffice is a fork of the OpenOffice project and most of the developers who were working on OO left in 2011 to work on LO and OO became Apache OO, which is why there have been no new major releases of Apache OO since v4.1 was released way back in 2014. 
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