LibreOffice is a free and powerful open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux that provides you with six rich applications for all your document creation and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors, and developers. You can take part too!
Writer is the word processor inside LibreOffice. Use it for everything from quick writing to creating an entire book with table of contents, inline illustrations, bibliographies, and diagrams. Autocomplete as you type, auto-formatting, and auto-spell checking make complex tasks easy (but can be easily disabled if you want to). Writer is powerful enough to handle desktop publishing tasks such as creating multi-column newsletters and brochures. The only limit is your imagination.
Calc tames your numbers and helps you make tough decisions when you are weighing your alternatives. Analyze the data with Calc and then use it to present the final result. Charts and analysis tools help make your conclusions transparent. A fully integrated help system makes it easy to enter complex formulas. Add data from external databases such as SQL or Oracle, then sort and filter for statistical analysis. Use the plotting functions to display a wide variety of 2D and 3D plots from 13 categories, including lines, areas, bars, pie charts, XY and grid – with dozens of options available, you are sure to find one that suits your project.
Impress is the fastest and easiest way to create effective multimedia presentations. Stunning animations and sensational special effects will help convince the audience. Create presentations that look even more professional than the standard presentations you usually see at work. Grab the attention of your peers and bosses by creating something a little different.
Draw lets you create diagrams and sketches from scratch. A picture is worth a thousand words, so why not try something simple with rectangle and line charts? Or go ahead and create dynamic 3D illustrations and special effects with ease. It’s as simple or as powerful as you want it to be.
The base is the database interface in the LibreOffice package. With Base, you can easily integrate into existing database structures. Based on imported and linked tables and queries from MySQL, PostgreSQL or Microsoft Access and many other data sources, you can create powerful databases containing forms, reports, views, and queries. Full integration with the embedded HSQL database is possible.
Math is a simple equation editor that lets you quickly decompose and display mathematical, chemical, electrical, or scientific equations in standard written notation. Even the most complex calculations can be understood when displayed correctly. E = mc2.
LibreOffice also comes with a PDF creator, which means you can distribute documents that you are sure can be opened and read by users of almost any computing device or operating system.