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Ask HN: Open-source office suite other than LibreOffice?
3 points by bauripalash 62 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 4 comments
Are there any open source alternative to Microsoft Office excluding Libreoffice or any other apache open office forks?



There are many, but I'm not aware of any I would want to use.

Having never used any commercial ones since I was a kid in the early 2000s, LibreOffice seems pretty much perfect to me, although I wish they would add a cross platform notes solution like Obsidian(Nobody in FOSS has one I like as much as the proprietary options, so maybe they could figure it out!

Most LibreOffice alternatives seem to focus on being lightweight, but... we've got SSDs now, and they usually compromise a lot on UI.

Some of the other ones do seem to be catching up though, and might be worth taking another look at.


Yes. I will warn you though, nearly all of them are pretty bad. Having tried them all, I always come crawling back to Libreoffice. YMMV, but I never found any of them usable.


I tried onlyoffice[^1] once. Its interface seems nice to me, but unfortunately it can't handle bengali[^2] unicode characters, which I use a lot.

[1]: https://www.onlyoffice.com/

[2]: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengali_language


Calligra, which came from KOffice, I guess?




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