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LibreOffice 7 is the BEST Replacement for Microsoft Office - DO NOT USE OpenOffice!  OpenOffice CAN DELETE Your Documents WHILE SAVING THEM!!! Software Santa is regretful that he EVER saw that Useless Apache Open Office

A Software Santa Pick!!!

Libre Office CAN still open your Password Locked files: even when OpenOffice suddenly, and for no reason, can't open them any more.

LibreOffice can instantly Generate a QR Code for ANYTHING!!!

LibreOffice is the power-packed free, libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux.

LibreOffice 6 requires Mac OS X 10.8 or up.
LibreOffice 7 requires Mac OS X 10.10 or up.
However: the older version of LibreOffice 4.3 can still run on Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7, but do remember that any technical support ended when LibreOffice was retired on May 27, 2015.
For other OSes: Download the older versions for your older systems here

(Warning!  All OpenOffice versions before 4.1.3 are affected by CVE-2015-1774 and several other known security faults: and all of them have a serious security vulnerability/DoS fault that requires you to MANUALLY remove a library from deep within your installation in order to repair it. LibreOffice does not have that same vulnerability. You are advised to switch from that highly insecure OpenOffice, to LibreOffice, at once!) 

LibreOffice is the BEST - and Most Secure - alternative to Microsoft Office. LibreOffice is up to Version 7.0 Already ... too bad there aren't enough developers working on it to get Apache Open Office out of Version 4.1.7 - released last year! - yet!

Feature Comparison: LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office LibreOffice is better than Microsoft Office for Mac/Linux!

For Instance: Microsoft Word® has a really COOL feature called "Word Art®" which lets you shape Letters/Words into Shapes (for Logos, or Ads, or Signs).
In LibreOffice look for "Fontwork" instead of "Word Art®"!

This was FUN to make! Software Santa created this Fontwork logo with "Fontwork": and even put a high gloss custom paint job on it in just Minutes!  8) :D

    Santa Loves his Copy!!!!  A Software Santa Pick!!!

Download the latest version for your system here:

The last version to support Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7 was LibreOffice and you can download that old unsupported version here -
32 Bit 10.6 Systems:
64 Bit 10.6 Systems:

LibreOffice is the power-packed free, libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers. You, too, can get involved!


The LibreOffice Start Center

LibreOffice is a comprehensive, professional-quality productivity suite that you can download and install for free. There is a large base of satisfied LibreOffice users worldwide, and it is available in more than 30 languages and for all major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse, ...).

You can download, install and distribute LibreOffice freely, with no fear of copyright infringement.

What's outstanding about LibreOffice?

LibreOffice is a feature-packed and mature desktop productivity package with some really great advantages:

    It's free - no worry about license costs or annual fees.
    No language barriers - it's available in a large number of languages, with more being added continually.
    LGPL public license - you can use it, customize it, hack it and copy it with free user support and developer support from our active worldwide community and our large and experienced developer team.
    LibreOffice is a free software community-driven project: development is open to new talent and new ideas, and our software is tested and used daily by a large and devoted user community; you, too, can get involved and influence its future development.

LibreOffice gives you high quality:

    The roots of LibreOffice go back 20 years. This long history means it's a stable and functional product.
    Thousands of users worldwide regularly take part in beta testing of new LibreOffice versions.
    Because the development process is completely open, LibreOffice has been extensively tested by security experts, giving you security and peace of mind.

LibreOffice is user-friendly:

    You get a simple-to-use yet powerful interface that is easy to personalize - Microsoft Office users will find the switch easy and painless, with a familiar look and feel.
    Compatible with all major competitors' file formats. You can easily import files from Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and many other formats, and can easily save to Microsoft Office and other formats when needed.
    LibreOffice is supported by a big worldwide community: volunteers help newcomers, and advanced users and developers can collaborate with you to find solutions to complex issues.

What is LibreOffice?
LibreOffice is a freely available, fully-featured office productivity suite. Its native file format is Open
Document Format (ODF), an open standard format that is being adopted by governments
worldwide as a required file format for publishing and accepting documents. LibreOffice can also
open and save documents in many other formats, including those used by several versions of
Microsoft Office.

LibreOffice includes the following components.

Writer (word processor)
Writer is a feature-rich tool for creating letters, books, reports, newsletters, brochures, and other
documents. You can insert graphics and objects from other components into Writer documents.
Writer can export files to HTML, XHTML, XML, Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), and
several versions of Microsoft Word files. It also connects to your email client.

Calc (spreadsheet)
Calc has all of the advanced analysis, charting, and decision making features expected from a
high-end spreadsheet. It includes over 300 functions for financial, statistical, and mathematical
operations, among others. The Scenario Manager provides “what if” analysis. Calc generates 2D
and 3D charts, which can be integrated into other LibreOffice documents. You can also open and
work with Microsoft Excel workbooks and save them in Excel format. Calc can also export
spreadsheets in several formats, including for example Comma Separated Value (CSV), Adobe
PDF and HTML formats.

Impress (presentations)
Impress provides all the common multimedia presentation tools, such as special effects, animation,
and drawing tools. It is integrated with the advanced graphics capabilities of LibreOffice Draw and
Math components. Slideshows can be further enhanced using Fontwork special effects text, as
well as sound and video clips. Impress is compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint file format and can
also save your work in numerous graphics formats.

Draw (vector graphics)
Draw is a vector drawing tool that can produce everything from simple diagrams or flowcharts to
3D artwork. Its Smart Connectors feature allows you to define your own connection points. You can
use Draw to create drawings for use in any of the LibreOffice components, and you can create
your own clip art and then add it to the Gallery. Draw can import graphics from many common
formats and save them in over 20 formats, including PNG, HTML and PDF.

Base (database)
Base provides tools for day-to-day database work within a simple interface. It can create and edit
forms, reports, queries, tables, views, and relations, so that managing a relational database is
much the same as in other popular database applications. Base provides many new features, such
as the ability to analyze and edit relationships from a diagram view. Base incorporates two
relational database engines, HSQLDB and PostgreSQL. It can also use dBASE, Microsoft Access,
MySQL, or Oracle, or any ODBC compliant or JDBC compliant database. Base also provides
support for a subset of ANSI-92 SQL.

Math (formula editor)
Math is the LibreOffice formula or equation editor. You can use it to create complex equations that
include symbols or characters not available in standard font sets. While it is most commonly used to create formulas in other documents, such as Writer and Impress files, Math can also work as a standalone tool. You can save formulas in the standard Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) format for inclusion in web pages and other documents not created by LibreOffice.

Advantages of LibreOffice
Here are some of the advantages of LibreOffice over other office suites:

• No licensing fees
. LibreOffice is free for anyone to use and distribute at no cost. Many
features that are available as extra cost add-ins in other office suites (like PDF export) are
free with LibreOffice. There are no hidden charges now or in the future.

• Open source.
 You can distribute, copy, and modify the software as much as you wish, in
accordance with the LibreOffice Open Source licenses.

• Cross-platform.
 LibreOffice runs on several hardware architectures and under multiple
operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

• Extensive language support
. The LibreOffice user interface, including spelling,
hyphenation, and thesaurus dictionaries, is available in over 100 languages and dialects.
LibreOffice also provides support for both Complex Text Layout (CTL) and Right to Left
(RTL) layout languages (such as Urdu, Hebrew, and Arabic).

• Consistent user interface.
 All the components have a similar “look and feel,” making them
easy to use and master.

• Integration.
The components of LibreOffice are well integrated with one another.
– All the components share a common spelling checker and other tools, which are used
consistently across the suite. For example, the drawing tools available in Writer are also
found in Calc, with similar but enhanced versions in Impress and Draw.
– You do not need to know which application was used to create a particular file. For
example, you can open a Draw file from Writer.

• Granularity.
Usually, if you change an option, it affects all components. However,
LibreOffice options can be set at a component level or even at document level.

• File compatibility.
 In addition to its native OpenDocument formats, LibreOffice includes
support for opening and saving files in many common formats including Microsoft Office,
HTML, XML, WordPerfect, Lotus 1-2-3, and PDF.

• No vendor lock-in.
LibreOffice uses OpenDocument, an XML (eXtensible Markup
Language) file format developed as an industry standard by OASIS (Organization for the
Advancement of Structured Information Standards). These files can easily be unzipped and
read by any text editor, and their framework is open and published.

• You have a voice.
 Enhancements, software fixes, and release dates are community-
driven. You can join the community and affect the course of the product you use.

You can read more about LibreOffice and The Document Foundation on their websites at

Minimum requirements
LibreOffice 6.0 requires one of the following operating systems:

• Microsoft Windows:
 Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows Server
2012, or Windows 10.

• GNU/Linux
 Kernel version 2.6.18, glibc2 v2.5 or higher, and gtk v2.10.4 or higher

• Mac OS X
 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or higher

Download LibreOffice now and try it out today.

Available for: 
Windows, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Haiku

Feature Comparison of LibreOffice VS. Microsoft Office:
Feature Comparison of LibreOffice VERSUS Microsoft Office  clearly, on Mac OS X, LibreOffice is the better program ... 

 As you can see ... LibreOffice does what MS Office does (Pretty much) but is totally free.

And Libre Office won't destroy your documents IF it Crashes WHILE saving them: Software Santa LOST a MONTH and A HALF'S worth of irreplaceable work by trusting his work to OpenOffice - and DOES NOT Recommend Open Office to anyone ever again!!!! LibreOffice has Surpassed Apache OpenOffice for good as of 2017!

Available for:  Windows, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Haiku
Download the latest version for your system here:
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