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Old 29. Oct 2014, 10:42 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I use from few years Open Office
And i newer get any problems
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Old 09. Jan 2015, 12:37 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Thank you very much as your information is quite beneficial which will help me lot.
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Old 09. Jan 2015, 04:40 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I think WPS Office has surpassed Open Office.
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Old 10. Jan 2015, 09:04 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I think WPS Office has surpassed Open Office.
Home edition or a bussiness one?
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Home edition or a bussiness one?
I use home edition.
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Old 27. Mar 2015, 10:39 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Libre Office going online:
http://arstechnica.com/information-t...se-to-reality/
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Old 30. Sep 2015, 07:46 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Every year, I have a serious look at free replacements or alternatives to Microsoft Office on Windows. If I found sufficient compatibility then I could move to it. But as usual, they are very good products but fail to provide workable compatibility. I would get a similar interface but the lack of sufficient compatibility for structured document building means that I would be starting my documents formatting from scratch.

This time I've ignored Word and Excel and had a look at some of the Powerpoint alternatives. It was a short side-trip because using these products remains a dead-end unless you are only a "basic" Powerpoint user. Here are some of the main weaknesses.

Kingsoft WPS Presentation:
  • The file conversions are fraught with incompatibilities. If you use the automated formatting features such as templates and styles then the conversions strip away most of the useful features. For example, only the slide master template survives conversion, and that only just. All other slide layouts are lost, even those used by slides in the coonverted presentation.
  • MPEG-4 (.M4A, .MP4 and sometimes .AAC) is not supported. It is the main replacement for MP3 and is the recommended music file format for Office, Windows Media Player, iTunes/QuickTime and many other programs.

Google Slides:
  • Forget about adding music to presentations. Enough said. I guess that it will be added in a year or so.
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Old 30. Sep 2015, 09:01 AM   #28 (permalink)
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There are some other online Powerpoint alternatives available as well ...
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I'm pretty sure that the other online alternatives don't provide offline editing which is a major requirement for most Office users. Do you know of any online alternatives that do provide offline editing apart from Google Slides?

I'd look at online-only alternatives separately. In that space, Microsoft's free Office Online is a whole different beast than full Office because it is aimed at basic users. But although it is a cut-down version of Office it does have some significant advantages (apart from being free) like some easier to use toolbars.
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Old 30. Sep 2015, 10:38 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Sliderocket - "... Online, offline or mobile you can login, access your presentations ...":
http://www.sliderocket.com/product/

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Presentations
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