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Office (ie. 365) Is Not What Its Used To Be (Main Board)

by Pepe the Programmer @, Süm Fäggöt and Disloyal Actual Retard, Sunday, August 02, 2020, 02:53 (13 days ago) @ Hillarys Colon
edited by Pepe the Programmer, Sunday, August 02, 2020, 03:09

Office 2013 on a virtual machine version of Windows 7 (the way I use it) is fine. Not super fast but completely acceptable. The fact that Linux and Virtualbox are running from an NVMe SSD doesn't hurt a bit. I wouldn't bother with higher versions of Office unless I could do a cheap key deal.

A few features of MS Office are must-haves. The ability of Powerpoint to generate a video directly from a slide show plus accompanying soundtrack is extremely convenient. Microsoft *has* put literally centuries of programmer coding time into Office over the decades and some features are not available elsewhere.

I use Libre Writer and Libre Calc in Linux for 99% of my day to day paperwork. They're excellent. A very straightforward, retro feel without the overly graphical bullshit of MS Office (the ribbon bar, etc).

Libre Office has some quirks. Its desktop DTP equivalent of Powerpoint doesn't render many PPT slide decks from Powerpoint correctly.

It's a big world out there. Lots of choices.

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