LibreOffice is a full-featured
office productivity suite, including a word processor, spreadsheet, web
page editor and presentation program, all in tightly integrated
modules. Notable features in this version are native PDF
export at a click and a macro recorder for increased productivity.
Documents are saved in OpenDocument standard XML-based
files, which ensures future availability of the data, but the program
also reads and writes files in a wide range of formats, including
MS-Office. The data files are automatically compressed, making
them considerably smaller than competing file formats, so they require
less storage space and are more suitable for email attachments.
Due to the high cost of commercial office suites,
deciding to use LibreOffice will typically represent the single largest
source of savings on software for organisations or individuals. The
LibreOffice website has millions of downloads of the suite, and
countless others have installed it from discs like this one.
LibreOffice is increasingly becoming an office
suite of choice in education, government, and business.
The suite is available in many languages, and new
translations are becoming available.