Solved Get LibreOffice 4 or KingSoft Office 2013 dilemma

December 16, 2013 at 07:08:07
Specs: Windows 8.1 Pro
Should I get Libreoffice or Kingsoft?

Kingsoft = better compatibility
Libreoffice = open-source and overall better UI.


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December 17, 2013 at 04:17:45
Install and use both of them for a while alongside each other then decide which one suits your needs. Unless you use a lot of different document types then personally I would say that the UI is more important.

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December 17, 2013 at 11:47:56
I take it back.

I tried both, and Kingsoft = better ui.
However, Kingsoft does not support .docx , .pptx , etc.

Should I just use a converter with Kingsoft instead?

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December 17, 2013 at 18:07:52
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Almost nothing will completely convert from one format to another without something being lost or "different". That being said, I once sort of scoffed at Kingsoft Office and it's inability to directly convert M$ Word docs (docx). But after using it on a recently-purchased tablet and having my resume look just as it did in MS Office (2007), I'm rethinking my opinion of it. I mostly use OpenOffice/LibreOffice on PC's here at home and at work (LibreOffice is available as a portable app), but as suggested above, there's no reason (providing you have the HDD space to spare) why you couldn't use both. You could also install Kingsoft on the hard-drive and use the portable version (see link below) of LibreOffice on a USB drive if needed:

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December 18, 2013 at 06:01:24

I completely forgot about LibreOffice on PortableApps. It's always been "I see LibreOffice on the list, but why would I need that if I am using Office?"

I have used PortableApps before, but only on my flash drive.

Thanks for reminding me!

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