Re: Does libreoffice or open office open Microsoft documents?
Everyone I've ever spoken to has said that LibreOffice is better.
They have a rather odd licensing agreement: LibreOffice is a fork
of Open Office, but continues to implement Open Office's new
features. On the other hand, Open Office cannot do the same with
changes made to LibreOffice. This means that any accessibility
improvements made specifically in LibreOffice will not necessarily
be made in Open Office. I may be wrong about this as it's been
some time since I've researched it, and both programs can happily
exist on the same system simultaneously, so you have nothing to
lose by trying both. The last time I used either of them, it was
LibreOffice. I found that the writer app was fairly good, although
table navigation was not as smooth as Microsoft Word. The calc app
(equivalent to Excel or Numbers) caused errors in NVDA sometimes,
and focus would inconsistently shift to make navigating with the
arrows difficult. I do not know how much of this has changed, as I
use Office 2016 now, but I'd be interested to hear about any
discoveries made by people on this list.
These may also be useful reading. Please note that this is all from
one google search, and does not reflect my opinions or experiences:
OpenOffice vs. LibreOffice: What’s the Difference and Which Should You Use? https://www.howtogeek.com/187663/openoffice-vs.-libreoffice-whats-the-difference-and-which-should-you-use/
Why you should ditch OpenOffice and use the free LibreOffice suite http://www.pcworld.com/article/2977112/software-productivity/why-you-should-ditch-openoffice-and-use-the-free-libreoffice-suite.html
LibreOffice Accessibility https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/accessibility/
On 2017-03-09 19:24, Brian Vogel wrote: