Switching to LibreOffice

On 24th of January, 2024, I have chosen to switch to LibreOffice. The choice for this is pretty simple, and that is cross platform compatibility. Any document that I would be writing and editing on a regular basis will be saved as an .odt file. Files that will not be edited in the future (such as letters to correspondences) will be exported to .pdf file. With that being said, LibreOffice seems to make it easy for exporting to .pdf files. I have yet to try this out, but will do so later in the day.

In reality, I would have prefer to use Adobe Acrobat, but I am not sure of support for text templates, and I couldn’t figure out how to create a .pdf document. With that in mind, it would be hard to justify the $240 annual fee that Adobe Acrobat has. LibreOffice can be installed on Linux, MacOS, and Windows PC which is almost any computer’s OS that is available. This might mean that someone would need to download the suite which is free, but that would be the extent of it. This issue is the reason of why I would have preferred using Acrobat. Most OSes will read .pdf files without any extra software.

This is by no means a review of LibreOffice as I hadn’t had the ability to use it enough as of yet, but I will consider writing a review in a month or two. With that being said, I will likely not use Apple Pages for future documents unless I am completely dissatisfied with LibreOffice.

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