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This page compares the features of LibreOffice 7.0.0 (download) and Microsoft Office 2019 / 365. It separates major and minor feature differences and also includes notes on LibreOffice extensions. The comparison highlights differences and therefore does not display any features which are present in both office suites.


The feature comparison table is continuously being updated and is work in progress.
It is a compilation by users and not an official document by the Document Foundation.
Please feel free to improve this page. Last update to this table was made at 3.07.2020

General office suite: LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office

Major Feature Differences LibreOffice 6.4 MS Office 2019 / 365
Cross-platform availability (desktop) Да. Windows, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Haiku. (based on the same code base). Частичный. Windows and macOS. Windows and macOS versions have some document format compatibility problems, somewhat different feature sets and differences in the user interface; macOS version does not include the database application MS Access, does not include MS Publisher, and also lacks a number of other features (see below).

Feature inconsistencies/differences in Windows versions, between "MS Office 2019" sales version and the "Office 365" rental version: some features are being subsequently included only in the rental version (newly added features also differ between macOS and MS Windows) leading to inconsistencies in the feature set (see below).

Supported versions of MS Windows Да. Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10, Server 2008, Server 2012, Server 2016. ([1]). Versions until LibreOffice 5.4 still also support Windows XP SP3, Vista. Да. MS Office 2019 sales version: Windows 10; Server 2019. MS Office 365 rental version: Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, 10, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Server 2016 ([2]).
Supported versions of macOS Да. 10.10+ (Yosemite). ([3]). Да. The newest three versions. ([4])
Portable version that runs on USB flash disks (without installation) Да (download) Нет
Open Source Да, licensed under MPLv2 and others. Нет, proprietary and closed-source
Full integration of all office components Да. From within each office component, files of all other components can be opened and be newly created. Central StartCenter with access to office modules, recently used files and templates. Нет
Availability free of charge Да (download, donate) Нет, proprietary software to purchase or rent. When subscription for the rental version ends, applications enter read-only mode (view or print) and no new documents can be created. The purchase-version is a perpetual license. One-month trial version available for the rental version (but not for the one-time purchase version).
Extension availability Да. Complex ecosystem of extensions (over 390 on extensions.libreoffice.org and over 800 on extensions.openoffice.org), including automatic updates. Частичный. Partly, no centralized extension system for add-ons and macros. Microsoft AppSource for Office 365. [5] Office Apps not supported on macOS.
Localization Да. 117 languages (detailed list of languages supported by LibreOffice) Частичный. 91 languages in Windows version, 27 languages in macOS version (display language for (some) office applications)[6], [7], [8]
Support of Right-to-left⁠Wikipedia logo v3.svg (RTL) languages (e.g. Arabic) and other complex scripts Да. Comprehensive support, based on HarfBuzz⁠Wikipedia logo v3.svg text shaping library Да. Supported on Windows, mobile and online versions and macOS.
Additional writing aids Да. Extended support (spell-check dictionaries, hyphenation patterns, thesaurus and grammar check, specialized dictionaries as extensions ([9], [10]). Detailed list of LibreOffice writing aids for over 150 languages. Частичный. More limited, "proofing tools" for 92 languages in Windows version, 58 in macOS version [11], [12],[13]
Language technology Да. Comprehensive support, based on the most popular spellchecking library Hunspell

LibreOffice Language Technology – News & Best practices, YouTube, Hunspell 1.7, LibreOffice vs MS Office, Better coverage: words, Unicode, morphology, 3 false alarms in Word, zero in Writer

Частичный. Limited
Support of complex languages and special smart-font features (ligatures, true small caps, old style numbers, proportional or mono-spaced numbers, capital spacing, and true superscript/subscript) Частичный. Full support of SIL Graphite font technology ([14],[15]) and full support of OpenType optional features ([16],[17],[18]) by syntax and UI (tdf#58941). See also LibreOffice Smart Font HowTo. Support for Apple Advanced Typography (AAT) available on all platforms. Interoperability: No support for optional OpenType features in OOXML, and ODF 1.2 doesn’t provide OpenType optional features support (support scheduled for ODF 1.3) Частичный. Limited via OpenType supporting ligatures, stylistic sets, number spacing options, number forms, and contextual alternates. [19] Support for optional OpenType features in OOXML.
Support of font variation Частичный. Limited support for font rendering on screen, no support for printing and PDF export. tdf#108497 Частичный. Limited support for font rendering on screen, no support for printing and PDF export.
Easy access to vector clip art Да via LO Gallery (clipart extensions ([20] or [21])). Extension for the integration of clipart from OpenClipart.org. Additional toolbar control to insert Emojis (experimental: tdf#100100) Частичный. Selection of clip art is asking for search with Bing in Online Pictures. Extended selection of "icons".
Macro scripting languages Да. Multiple languages, support for wide variety of languages (LibreOffice Basic, JavaScript, BeanShell, and Python). Import and export of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), see ([22] and the release notes). Частичный. Single language, support for Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Indirectly also Visual Basic or Visual C# by using automation.
CMIS protocol support to access Document Management Systems Да. Support for Alfresco, Google GDrive, Nuxeo, MS SharePoint, MS OneDrive, IBM FileNet Lotus Live Files, Lotus Quickr Domino, OpenDataSpace, and OpenText ELS. (tdf#62437) Частичный. Inbuilt support only for MS SharePoint and MS OneDrive
Support of ISO standards OpenDocument Format (ODF)⁠Wikipedia logo v3.svg Да. Advanced support, ODF v1.2 extended Частичный. Limited support in MS Windows version, and online version, ODF v1.2. Support of ODF in macOS version and mobile versions (Android, iOS, Windows 10 Mobile) are limited and require the use of an online file format conversion service. [23] [24] [25]
PDF export extended options Да. Multiple options (Additional options: Tagged PDF, Time stamp protocol⁠Wikipedia logo v3.svg, detailed image settings, Hybrid PDF, transition effects, extended security and permission options, PDF forms, initial view settings, extended handling of URLs, digital signatures, and PDF signatures according to PAdES⁠Wikipedia logo v3.svg standard). Support for font embedding of all font types (incl. OpenType CFF fonts (.otf)). Support for PDF/A-2 standard. Частичный. High or low quality PDF, page and markup to print in Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint [26]; pictures resolution and non-printing informations in Publisher. No support for font embedding of OpenType CFF fonts in PDF export [27].
Document classification Да. Document classification in Writer, Calc, and Impress according to TSCP-standards (also with multiple policies). See: [28] and [29]. Частичный. No inbuilt document classification system, but Information Rights Management (IRM) supported
Import of SVG vector graphics (.svg, .svgz) Да Да. .svg files supported
Import of Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) vector graphics (.eps) Да (with some rendering issues: tdf#81497, tdf#67464) Нет. Support for .eps images entirely removed in Office 2019 and rental version ([30]. In Office 2016 sales version, it was [31]) turned off by default due to security issues, but could be manually enabled via Windows registry. There were general rendering issues of .eps files in PDF export ([32]).
Insert PDF as an image into documents Да ([33]) Нет
Creation of Hybrid PDFs (ODF file embedded in PDF for full editing) Да Нет
Import from raster graphics software: Adobe Photoshop (.psd) Да Нет
Import from vector graphics / DTP software: CorelDraw (v1-X7), Corel Presentation Exchange, Adobe/Macromedia Freehand (v3-11), Adobe PageMaker, Zoner/Callisto Draw (.zmf), QuarkXPress 3.1 to 4.1 Да Нет
Import of MS Visio files Да. Supported (Visio 2000-2013) Нет (only via MS Visio which is not part of MS Office)
Import of video and audio formats FLAC Audio (.flac), Flash Video (.flv), Matroska Media (.mkv), OGG Audio, Ogg Video, Quicktime Video, WebM Video, Real Audio (.ra), Real Media (.rm), Digital Video (.dv), Audio Codec (.ac3), and Ogg Opus (.opus) Да Нет
Drawing and vector graphics software Да. LibreOffice Draw, drawing and vector graphics software that supports pages (up to 300cm x 300cm), layers, numerous drawing tools and DTP features. Частичный. MS Powerpoint provides some features of a drawing software.
PIM and email software Нет. Not part of LibreOffice, referring to alternative PIM software such as Mozilla Thunderbird. See the comparison on this wiki: Mozilla Thunderbird vs. Microsoft Outlook.

Mail Merge Wizard sends out emails directly from LibreOffice without email software. LibreOffice-wide access to address books via Base.

Да. MS Outlook
Desktop publishing (DTP) software Частичный. Writer supports many advanced DTP features (see section on Writer in this comparison table). Draw supports frame-based DTP features. Import of MS Publisher files (and from other DTP software) in Draw. Да. MS Publisher
Integrated Development Environment (IDE) feature set Частичный. The BASIC Integrated Development Environment (IDE) does not have: 1. Refactoring facilities (Renaming affects dependencies/Extract Method/Extract interface etc.) (tdf#92251, tdf#94524, tdf#94526, tdf#94527, tdf#94528, tdf#94529, tdf#94530); 2. Intellisense (or any other code completion functionality) such as auto-code-completion and showing the properties and methods of an object (tdf#66185); 3. Error checking (the IDE actually knows its symbols). Да. Supported with Visual Basic for Applications and/or additional purchase of Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio (Windows-only). macOS version only supports a simplified Visual Basic Editor.
Import & Export of Microsoft OOXML files Частичный. Good and extended support of real life OOXML files (e.g. .xlsx, .docx, .pptx), standardized (transitional) OOXML files, as well as import of OOXML-strict files. [34] Да. Advanced support of transitional (default) and strict OOXML files
PDF Import Частичный, into Draw and Writer with the limitation that text is imported line-based (tdf#32249). Да, into MS Word
Versions of office suite for mobile operating systems (smartphones, tablets) Частичный. LibreOffice for iOS/iPadOS and Android available (LibreOffice not in app stores, but available as Collabora Office); viewer for Ubuntu Touch/UBPorts.

Android: Collabora Office on Google Play available, release announcement (2019-12-10). LibreOffice Viewer for Android available, with basic and experimental editing features. Information on new LibreOffice Android app: [35]. More information: Android port wiki, Commits, [36], [37].

iOS/iPadOS: LibreOffice for iPhone and iPad available: Collabora Office in the Apple AppStore. More information: Collabora press release, Adfinis press release, LibreOffice as an iOS app on the iPad; Announcement for iOS; Commits: [38], [39].

Ubuntu Touch/UBPorts: The Document Viewer is powered by LibreOfficeKit (LibreOffice 5) and supports viewing most file types supported by LibreOffice.

Да. Android, iOS and Windows Mobile. Mobile versions for smartphones and tablets with Android and iOS with restricted features set, for 'Windows 10 Mobile' smartphones with heavily restricted feature set. Office for Windows 10 Mobile is end of line and does not receive any further security updates.

Professional users as well as users on tablets >10.1 inch are required to have an eligible Office 365 subscription at a monthly fee. Private users are allowed to view and print documents without registration private users, basic editing functionality requires registration. More comprehensive features require an eligible Office 365 subscription at a monthly fee.

Online/cloud version of office suite Да. Libreoffice Online 7.0.0 / Collabora Online 4.0 with full document support and rendering fidelity, as well as collaborative editing. Advanced but reduced editing functionality compared to the desktop version. Online version supports Vereign compatible authentication & document signing. [40], [41], [42], [43], [44], [45]. See also: LibreOffice Online port development. Да. Office web apps, with advanced features, but reduced functionality compared to the desktop version. ([46])
Integration of online office suite into (third-party) collaboration software and groupware / content management systems Частичный. Integration of LibreOffice Online in: OwnCloud and Nextcloud, Kolab,Pydio, Seafile,IceWarp, AG-I Solutions, Alinto, VNCLagoon, EGroupware, Univention App Center, Kopano Documents, LibreOffice Online powered by CIB, Collabora Online, Corteza Community Server, Alfresco [47], Roove, Zimbra ([48]), Mastermost, Moodle, IServ Schulserver. See also this list: Availability of LibreOffice Online. Частичный. MS Office Online Server integration in MS SharePoint
Availability of online office suite in (third-party) online services / Free & commercial office cloud hosts Частичный. Variety of available service providers: UrBerri, eqipe, New Access, Arawa, Artistanbul, TransfertPro, Extensys,Rono-IT, SecuredStore, StudioStorti,united hoster, Option Service Télécom, AggreCost, Webo.hosting, FileCloud, Retention Range, Workman.net.au, OffiDocs, CiviHosting, ETES, Sunjun, opendsi, GMS, OpenLogic, SwissStash, iOffice Cloud, cloudplan, EGroupware, ZenTao, SwissVON, CQ Net, Mijncloudoffice, mentorITe, PowerFolder, GMX Online Office, Mail.com Online Office, Web.de Online Office, hostiso.com, Kolab Now, Crest Tech. See also this list: Availability of LibreOffice Online. Частичный MS OneDrive
Synchronous collaborative editing Частичный. Collaborative editing in LibreOffice online version (Writer, Calc and Impress). Not available in the desktop applications (tdf#133984), see development information: Collaborative Editing and Track changes. Да. Supported in online versions of MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Support in desktop applications via OneDrive or MS Sharepoint. Support in desktop applications varies: Real-time "co-authoring" in MS Word, Powerpoint, and MS Excel (only via AutoSave) (not supported in MS Powerpoint and MS Excel in MS Office 2019 sales version; MS Powerpoint 2019 sales version only allows for co-authoring (syncing after saving file). Simplified "sharing" of office documents in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint via OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint. AutoSave feature, which automatically saves every few seconds, is supported in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Powerpoint, if files are stored on OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint Online (Not available in MS Office 2019 sales versions on macOS and Windows. Real-time collaboration for MS Word supported in MS Office 2019 sales version on Windows).
User Interface approach Да. Highly customizable UI concept "MUFFIN" [49],[50]: Available user interfaces: (1) Classic UI with multiple toolbars mode, and Sidebar panel. (2) Single Toolbar mode, and Sidebar panel. (3) Notebookbar Tabbed UI. (4) Notebookbar Grouped Compact UI. (5) Notebookbar Tabbed Compact UI. (6) Notebookbar Contextual Single UI (Writer and Draw). Customization possible: Several icon themes available (Karasa Jaga, Breeze, Breeze Dark, Colibre, Elementary, Sifr, Sifr Dark, Tango). Частичный. Ribbon UI; Colour themes (on MS Windows: Colorful, Dark Gray, Black, White. On macOS: Colorful, Classic; Dark mode (not supported in Office 2019 sales version on macOS))
User interface improved to enable use on touch screen devices on desktop operating systems. Нет (tdf#102015) Частичный. Slightly adjusted user interface for touch screen devices, but no redesign.
Keyboard driven menu system (search function to better find features in office suite). Нет. Only via help system. On Ubuntu Unity support for Head-Up-Display (HUD) system. (tdf#91874) Да. Tell Me search bar.
Accessibility checker Нет. Extension for text documents: AccessODF. Accessibility checker and support for PDF/UA in development for release LO 7.0 Да [51], [52]
Chat with other authors (collaborative editing) Нет. Да. In-app chat with co-authors for shared files on SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business. Not supported for OneDrive Consumer or any other storage location. Non-persistent chat (history not preserved; new users see only newly incoming messages). (Not supported in MS Office 2019 sales version; not supported on Android and iOS). [53].
Integration of instant Messaging (IM), voice, video, or screen sharing. Нет. Да. Skype integration (not supported in macOS version).
Dictation / speech recognition Нет Да in MS Word, MS Powerpoint, MS Outlook. Voice audio is sent to Microsoft cloud servers and returned as text. (Not supported in MS Office 2019 sales version on Windows and macOS)
Inserting and editing 3D models Нет (previous support in Impress for glTF (.dae/.kmz) 3D models removed in version 6.0) Да in Powerpoint, Word, and Excel. Insert animated 3D graphics in Powerpoint, Word, and Excel (Supported in Windows rental version, not supported in MS Office sales versions.)
Support of color fonts Нет Да [54]
Support of math fonts Нет (tdf#103680), workaround using TexMaths extension with XeLaTeX compiler. [55] Да
Minor Feature Differences LibreOffice 6.4 MS Office 2019 / 365
Generation of QR codes Да. In Impress, Draw, Writer and Calc Нет
Import of graphics formats DXF, MET, PBM, PCD, PCX, PGM, PPM, PPM, RAS, SGF, SVM, TGA, XBM, XPM Да Нет
Import of Classic Mac OS legacy vector and bitmap graphics formats: BeagleWorks, ClarisWorks, GreatWorks, MacPaint, MacWorks, SuperPaint, MacDraw, MacDraw II, RagTime for Mac 2-3, ClarisDraw, MacDraft Да Нет
Import of additional video and audio formats: CD Audio, Vivo Video. Да Нет
Drawing features: Arrow endings Да. Substantially wider selection, including Crow’s feet notation Нет. Less supported arrow endings
Document converter wizard Да Нет
Euro currency converter wizard Да Нет
Expert config to access a multitude of settings from UI Да Нет
Support for multiple color palette formats: Gimp (.gpl), Adobe Swatch Exchange (.ase), LibreOffice/Apache OpenOffice (.soc) Да (note: tdf#92354) Нет
Import MathML formula from clipboard Да Нет
Import of StarOffice binary file formats .sdc, .sda, .sdw Частичный. Basic support Нет
Digital signatures / Signature Line Да. Multiple signatures, including OOXML signatures. Round-trip with MS Office problematic (tdf#58442, tdf#58476). Import/export of PDF signatures. Support of XAdES⁠Wikipedia logo v3.svg standard (XML Advanced Electronic Signatures) and OpenPGP keys. Additional support of ECDSA keys (on Linux and macOS). Additional (experimental) support for OpenPGP-based document encryption. Да (OOXML/XML-DSig and XAdES signatures)
Convert SVG image to shapes / polygon Да. Conversion supported in LO Draw. Additionally opening SVG files directly as shapes is supported in LO Draw. (tdf#115571) Да
Enhanced list of recent files and folders Частичный (tdf#61174, tdf#60743). Option to clear list of recent documents. Selectively delete Recent Documents (in StartCenter) Да (option to set recent files as permanent)
Custom colours in formula editor Частичный. Set of 16 colours (tdf#40436) Да
Third-party software dependencies Частичный. Java runtime environment (JRE) installation required for certain - but not most - features of the software. Java is notably required for Base. (tdf#34809) Да. Not required
Shortcut keys for accented Latin characters Нет (tdf#71176), workaround using Unicode conversion, see Unicode character input with Alt+X Частичный. Limited support
Inserting audio / video / pictures from online sources Нет (tdf#42246). Work-around: Download of online video and embed it in presentation (incl. Flash videos) Частичный [56] Insert online pictures in Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
Collaboration with @mentions in comments Нет Да, in PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook. Supported in rental version, not supported in MS Office sales versions.[57]
Quick access to email attachments Нет Да, "Shared with me" feature in PowerPoint, Excel, Word.
Streaming of office applications/office on demand Нет (possible via third party services) Да ([58])
Ink drawings / annotations (e.g. on touch- and pen-enabled devices) Нет (tdf#35092), (only support for import of existing ink annotations from MS Word file format) Да. Several pens, highlighters, colors and color effects, and pencils for inking to draw/annotate/highlight. Lasso Select (free-form tool for selecting ink). Ink replay feature (Not supported in macOS version)
Recognition of shapes from ink drawings Нет Да. [59] supported in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Powerpoint
Recognition of text from ink drawings Нет Да. [60] Conversion of ink to shapes in MS Powerpoint and MS Word (Not supported in MS Office 2019 sales version and only available on Windows 10; not supported in macOS sales version)
Automatic background removal of a picture Нет (tdf#103424) Да. Supported in MS Windows version (not supported in macOS version)
Live preview while formatting Нет (tdf#37048) Да
Inserting a screenshot from within applications Нет Да
Import of graphics formats: MEZ, EMZ, WMZ, PCZ Нет (tdf#103954) Да
Export to XPS format⁠Wikipedia logo v3.svg Нет Да
Support for Touch Bar on Apple MacBook Pro Нет (tdf#105803) Да (macOS only)

Word processors: LibreOffice Writer vs. Microsoft Word

Major Feature Differences LO Writer 6.4 MS Word 2019 / 365
Handling of captions for graphics or image boxes Да. Stable layout Нет. Layout problems
Styles (page styles, frame styles, list styles) Да Нет
Overlining of text Да Нет. No, but complicated workaround
Master documents for longer texts Да. Master documents and Master document templates supported Нет. Supported but deprecated because it causes file corruption
Redaction tool / sanitization of classified information Да. Supported. Redaction & Automatic redaction tool Нет
Register-true feature / register accuracy (DTP-feature) Да Нет
Business card wizard Да (release notes) Нет
Text auto completion of words already used before Да [61] Нет
XForms documents creation Да Нет
Mathematical calculations in tables Да. Complex calculations Нет. Only basic arithmetic
DocBook import & export Да Нет
Export to MediaWiki (Wikipedia) format Да Нет
Export to XHTML Да Нет
Export to EPUB⁠Wikipedia logo v3.svg e-book file format (.epub) Да Нет
Export document as image(s) Да. Supported, image formats: .jpg, .png Нет
Import of Apple Pages documents Да. Support for Pages v1-5 [62] Нет
Working with large documents Да. Stable layout Частичный. Some layout problems [63]
Extended label creation features (release notes) Да (generic database access, synchronise content) Частичный
Frames Да. DTP-like features like text in multiple columns and text-wrap around graphics Частичный. Concept of "horizontal frames" is more limited
DirectCursor (allows to enter text anywhere on a page) Да Да. Supported, under the name Click and type (advanced option)
Table styles Частичный (release notes 5.3 and release notes 6.0) (tdf#34391). Да
PDF export of comments Частичный. Export of comments according to PDF specification (via "File" > "Export as PDF"). PDF export of comments: inside the margin, at end of page, at end of document (activation complicated, only via: "Tools" > "Options" > "LibreOffice Writer" > "Print" (tdf#77650)) Частичный. Export only as comments inside margin
Grammar check Частичный. out of the box only 4 languages (English, Russian, Hungarian and Brazilian Portuguese)

extensions: e.g. Languagetool for 30 languages plus 12 language variants (level of language support varies; 9 languages with more than 1000 rules), Grammalecte for French, CoGroo for Brazilian Portuguese

Да. 21 languages (plus 1 language variant) were supported in MS Office 2013 with additional costs) ; no information on supported languages in MS Office 2016. Grammar check on macOS version limited to few languages.
Style sets (for paragraph styles) Частичный. Different. Templates provide this functionality, but more difficult to handle. Helpful extension: Template Changer (tdf#89286). Experimental design themes: (tdf#45176, tdf#90497) Да. Supported ("document themes")
Use of LaTeX syntax for formulas Нет. Extension: TexMaths Да. Ability to type math using the LaTeX syntax (Not supported in macOS version)
Vertical alignment (top/center/bottom) of content on page Нет (tdf#36117), workarounds via frame/table Да
Picture styles & additional effects Нет (tdf#59906), but effects are preserved on import and export. Да
View changes in the right margin in "track changes" mode Нет (tdf#34355) Да
Diagonal borders in tables Нет (tdf#51665) Да
Extended reading mode of documents Нет (tdf#55168) Да
Collapse and expand parts of a document Нет (tdf#47746) Да
Instant messaging while collaborating on document Нет Да ([64])
Minor Feature Differences LO Writer 6.4 MS Word 2019 / 365
Protected cells in tables (allows better creation of forms) Да Нет
Open erroneous .doc files Да. Better recovery mode ([65],[66]) Нет. More frequently denies opening those files
Wizard to create personalized letter templates Да Нет
Import & Export Unified Office Format text Да Нет
Import & Export AportisDoc (Palm), PocketWord documents Да. Supported (requires Java) Нет
Import of AbiWord files Да Нет
Import of eBook formats: FictionBook 2.0, BroadBand, Plucker (Palm), eReader (Palm), zTXT (Palm), TealDoc (Palm), PalmDoc (Palm) Да Нет
Import of legacy Mac OS word processing documents: MS Word for Mac (1-5.1), MS Works for Mac (1-4), ClarisWorks/AppleWorks, Write Now, MacWriteII/MacWritePro, DOCMaker 4, FullWrite Professional, HanMac Word-K/J, LightWayText for Mac 4.5, Mariner Write Mac Classic 1.6-3.5, MindWrite Document, Nisus Writer Mac Classic 3.4-6.5, TeachText/SimpleText 1, Tex-Edit 2, WriterPlus, Z-Write 1.3, eDOC 2, Acta Mac Classic, BeagleWorks/WordPerfect Works 1, GreatWorks, MacDoc 1, MoreMac 2-3, RagTime for Mac 2-3 Да Нет
Import of DOS/Windows legacy word processing documents: Microsoft Word for DOS, Microsoft WinWord 5, Microsoft Word 6.0 / 95, Microsoft Write, Hangul WP97, Text 602 (T602), Lotus WordPro Да Нет
Logo toolbar and interpreter Да. [67] Нет
Format text of all comments in document Да Нет
Markdown feature to automatic format *bold*, /italic/, -strikeout- and _underline_ Yes. (How to switch on the feature). See also tdf#133023 No
Conditional text Да ([68], [69](PDF) [70]) Частичный ([71], [72])
Automatic replacement of Emojis Да. supported. Additional toolbar control to insert Emojis (experimental: tdf#100100) Частичный. Manual creation of replacement lists
Number of columns per table in document Да. Unlimited columns Частичный. Limited to 63 columns
Multi-line headings for chapters Да. Multi-line headings for chapters by allowing a line break as separator between a chapter number and its name (in Chapter Numbering dialog) Частичный. Only via work-around [73]
Maximum page size Да. 300cm x 300cm Частичный. 55.87cm x 55.87cm
Bibliographic features Частичный. Basic inbuilt support. Excellent free extensions: e.g. Zotero, Bibus, JabRef as well as proprietary extensions. Да. Inbuilt support. Excellent free extensions: e.g. Zotero as well as proprietary extensions.
Advanced find & replace / Special characters Частичный (tdf#38261). See List of Regular Expressions. Extension: Alternative dialog Find & Replace for Writer Да
Complex Outline numbering / Multilevel list Частичный. Different numerically equivalent format not supported (tdf#35217) Да
Default keyboard shortcuts Частичный. Less default shortcuts ([74]) Да. More default shortcuts ([75])
Add watermarks to pages Частичный. Support for text watermarks. Workaround for picture watermarks via adding image to header/footer. Да (text and picture watermarks)
Complex/rich text formatting in comments (e.g. bullet points, text color, images, tables) Нет. Some formatting features are supported, e.g. font type, font size, bold, italics, underline, text alignment (align, centered, justified). (tdf#81458) Да
Document/text translation Нет (tdf#34058), extension: TradutorLibreText. Да ([76])
Decorative page borders Нет (tdf#39270) Да
Horizontal split view of the same document Нет (tdf#31481), workaround: Windows > New Window to clone document window. Да
Outline view Нет (tdf#38262), workaround: Navigator > Content View to drag and promote/demote headings Да
Draft view Нет (tdf#67698) Да
Upload to blog servers Нет, extension: Sun Weblog Publisher. Да (Sharepoint Blog, Wordpress, Blogger, Windows Live Spaces, Community Server, TypePad, MetaWebLog API)
Digital pen usage / ink gestures Нет Да [77]. (Not supported in MS Office 2019 sales version and not supported in macOS version)
Transform document into a Sway web page Нет Да. supported in MS Word. (Not supported in MS Office 2019 sales version and not supported in macOS version)
Line by line reading of text Нет Да. Line Focus (removes removes distractions) feature in MS Word. (Not supported in MS Office 2019 sales version and not supported in macOS version)

Spreadsheet applications: LibreOffice Calc vs. Microsoft Excel

Major Feature Differences LO Calc 6.4 MS Excel 2019 / 365
Spreadsheet functions (for details see Functions comparison of LibreOffice Calc and Excel) Да. 506 functions (27 functions unique to Calc) Да. 473 functions (19 functions unique to Excel)
Comparison of two spreadsheet files Да Нет
Page styles (in addition to cell styles) Да Нет
Hyphenation of text in cells Да Нет
AutoSpellcheck / Spelling as you type Да Нет ([78])
Export to XHTML Да Нет
Full-Sheet Previews: Possibility to export all pages on a sheet as one page in the PDF Да Нет
Exporting of a single chart as image (e.g. jpg, png, svg, pdf) Да Нет
OpenFormula standard Да. Largely supported Частичный
Keep the copy of cells (usability of copy&paste) Да. (Copy of cells is kept for pasting, even if the user does other tasks like typing or inserting cells) Частичный in Windows rental version, not supported in MS Office 2016 sales version and not supported in macOS version.
Import of Apple Numbers spreadsheet documents Да. Support for Numbers v1-3 [79], see also this comparison Нет
Maximum number of columns per sheet Частичный. 1,024 (tdf#50916) Да. 16,384 (256 in compatibility mode)
Table styles Частичный. View ▸ Toolbars ▸ Tools ▸ Choose Themes as well as Format ▸ AutoFormat provide part of this functionality. (tdf#77569, tdf#44762,tdf#44763) Да
Record a macro Частичный. Limited support [80] Да
Insert a graphic into a spreadsheet header or footer Частичный. Inserted image cannot be resized nor cropped, usability issues. (tdf#74146) Да
Statistical / Analysis toolkit Частичный. Built-in Data Statistics Wizard with additional features: Chi2-test, Logarithmic regression, Power regression Частичный. Add-on, not activated by default. Additional features: Histogram, Random number generation, Rank and percentiles, and some more detailed options.
Chart styles Нет (tdf#62925, tdf#62540, tdf#39097) Частичный. Selection of some pre-set chart styles and layouts
Power Pivot⁠Wikipedia logo v3.svg features Нет Да
Additional chart types: Waterfall, Histogram, Pareto, Box & Whisker (Box plot), Treemap (Mosaic), Sunburst, Funnel Нет (tdf#74665, tdf#81530,tdf#70361,tdf#72992, tdf#97832) Да.
Relationships between tables, based on matching data in each table Нет (work around: using function VLOOKUP) Да ([81])
Integration of external data sources Нет. Extension: New Jaguar Calc add-in provides SQLREQUEST function and Queryconnector provides graphical interface. Да. Queries and data sources via "Power Query" and "Power BI" [82]. (SQL.REQUEST removed in favor of Power Query since MS Excel 2010)
Forecasting data to predict future trends Да. Extended set of forecast functions (based on exponential smoothing algorithm) Да. Forecast functions and forecast charts (based on exponential smoothing algorithm) (not supported in macOS version)
Import MS Access databases Частичный. Via ODB file connected to database (needs MS Access installed on the system) Да
Multi-Core Processing / multithreading Частичный. Parallel formula compiling on the CPU. OpenCL/GPU threading in Calc core ([83],[84]). Multithreading is work in progress: tdf#65046, [85], Presentation "Making Calc Calculate in Parallel". Да. Starting in Excel 2010, the following features use multi-core processors: saving a file, opening a file, refreshing a PivotTable (for external data sources, except OLAP and SharePoint), sorting a cell table, sorting a PivotTable, and auto-sizing a column.

For operations that involve reading and loading or writing data, such as opening a file, saving a file or refreshing data, splitting the operation into two processes increases performance speed. The first process gets the data, and the second process loads the data into the appropriate structure in memory or writes the data to a file. In this way, as soon as the first process begins reading a portion of data, the second process can immediately start loading or writing that data, while the first process continues to read the next portion of data. Previously, the first process had to finish reading all the data in a certain section before the second process could load that section of the data into memory or write the data to a file. ([86], [87])

Export generic XML Нет Да
Minor Feature Differences LO Calc 6.4 MS Excel 2019 / 365
Flexible CSV export Да. Supported ([88], [89]) Нет
Advanced find & replace / regular expressions / special characters Да (List of Regular Expressions) Нет
View clone of spreadsheet in new window Да. Independent window Нет. Cannot be moved outside the application window
Median in PivotTable Да tdf#61700 Нет [90]
Chart type Stepped lines for XY (Scatter) graphs Да Нет
Use English function names Да. Possibility to switch between function names in local language and English Нет
Import & Export Unified Office Format spreadsheet Да Нет
Import of DOS/Windows legacy spreadsheet formats: Lotus 1-2-3, Quattro Pro (v1-5.5 DOS; v1.0-6.0 Windows), Microsoft Works spreadsheet, Microsoft Multiplan (v1-3 DOS) Да Нет
Import of Classic Mac OS legacy spreadsheet formats: BeagleWorks, ClarisWorks, Claris Resolve, GreatWorks, MacWorks, Wingz, Microsoft Multiplan (v1.11) Да Нет
Import & Export Pocket Excel Да. Supported (requires Java) Нет
Ability to rotate entire chart Да Нет
PDF export of comments Да. Export of comments according to PDF specification Нет
Property mapping functionality for charts (conditional chart colors/borders) Да Нет (Only available: Inverting colors for negative values)
Import from Gnumeric Да (not available on Windows, see tdf#94834) Нет
Export cell range selection or a selected group of shapes (images) as .png or .jpg image Да Нет
Export sheet/table as .png image Да Нет
Formatting of cells Да. More detailed: Number formats: more flexible use of "Format Code" for custom adjustments, leading zeroes, language setting, percentages without percentage sign, thousands separator for percentages; Font: overligning of text, relief (embossed, engraved), outline, shadow, underline of individual words, spacing settings, kerning; Borders: shadow, spacing to contents; Protection: hide cells when printing. Частичный. Less features
Additional cell format types Да. Number format "Boolean value". Engineering notation. Natural language number format (spelling out numbers in various languages. Easy work around for missing US zip code and US phone number formats. Частичный Engineering notation via custom formats.
Support negative year date (BCE) Да. Частичный Using work-arounds.
Conditional formatting: icon sets Частичный. 2 additional smilies icon sets. No reverse icon order (tdf#61313). Частичный. Customization of icon sets, e.g. reverse icon order.
Advanced find & replace / Cell Format Частичный (Styles supported, Cell Format not supported) Да
Formulae with entire columns or entire rows Частичный (tdf#34094, tdf#92452, tdf#92453) Да
Default keyboard and/or mouse shortcuts [91] Частичный. Less default shortcuts ([92], tdf#98259, tdf#92452, tdf#92453) Да. More default shortcuts ([93], [94], [95])
Sheet protection options (allow users certain actions in protected sheets) Частичный. Supported for select protected/unprotected cells and insert/delete rows/columns. Да for select protected/unprotected cells, insert/delete rows/columns, format cells/columns/rows, insert hyperlinks, sort, use AutoFilter/Pivot Table reports, edit objects/scenarios.
Timeline filter in PivotTable Нет Да [96]
Chart: Automatically vary colours by point Нет (only manually) Да
Chart type: xyz / surface charts Нет, basic workaround [97] (tdf#51670) Да
Chart type: pie of pie (bar of pie) Нет (tdf#50934) Да
Map charts and 3D geospatial visualization tool Нет (via extension GeOOo) Да. Map charts and "3D Maps".
Different chart types for different data series Нет (tdf#35629) Да
Printing of selected chart only Нет, workarounds [98], [99] (tdf#45893) Да
Automatized analysis and visualization features Нет Да Quick analysis feature and visual summaries, trends, and patterns. [100], [101]. Some of these features ("Ideas in Excel") supported in rental version, not supported in MS Office 2019 sales version; quick analysis feature not supported on macOS.
Flash fill Нет (tdf#109003). Some (partial) workarounds suggested here tdf#109003#c1. Да
Chart recommendations Нет Да
'Publishing' spreadsheet for online team meetings Нет Да
Sparklines (to give a quick overview of the trend in a data range) Нет, extension: EuroOffice Sparkline Да
Add points to a line, possibility to bend lines Нет (tdf#36943) Да
Cell background options Частичный. Background color (bugs regarding pattern tdf#31205 and gradient tdf#49177). Extension: Hatch Patterns for Cells Да. Background color, pattern, gradient
Copy only visible cells Нет (tdf#36466), extension: Copy only visible cells Да

Presentation software: LibreOffice Impress vs. Microsoft PowerPoint

Major Feature Differences LO Impress 6.4 MS PowerPoint 2019 / 365
Hyphenation support Да Нет
Export to XHTML Да Нет
Export to HTML Да Нет (removed feature since MS Office 2013)
Export to Flash format (SWF) Да Нет
Export to vector graphic formats: SVG, EPS Да Частичный, to SVG (Supported in Windows rental version, not supported in MS Office sales versions.)
Presentation remote control for smartphones/tablets Да. For Android smartphones/tablets, iOS (iPhone/iPad), and Pebble smartwatches. Частичный. For WindowsPhone 8 and Android (smartphones only), but with additional features for Excel and Word. (Not supported in macOS version).
3D slide transitions Да. ​macOS, Linux, Windows Частичный. ​macOS, Windows
Edit embedded videos Частичный. Via external programs Да. Directly in the program
Comments and reply to comments Частичный Да
Animated effects Частичный. Supported, but problems with: spinning text (tdf#87958), pixelated (tdf#87959), wobble/shake/vibrate (tdf#87960), objects stuck (tdf#88196) Да
Trim embedded video or audio Нет Да. Supported (Not supported in MS Office 2016 sales version)
Zooming features for presentations (Prezi inspired) Нет (tdf#38263) Да. Supported (Not supported in macOS sales version) [102]
Slides editable during presentation Нет (tdf#34965) Да
SmartArt diagrams Нет (tdf#37932), solution: smArt extension Да
Save highlights and drawings during presentation Нет (tdf#51928) Да
Compare presentations Нет Да
Broadcast presentation on the Internet Нет. Only via export to PDF or SWF Да. Additional support to publish to Microsoft Stream video-sharing site (Not supported in MS Office 2016 sales version and not supported in macOS version)
Animated diagrams Нет Да
Record a slide show Нет (tdf#34959) Да
Slide design suggestions Нет Да via Powerpoint "Designer" (not supported in MS Office 2019 sales version in Windows and macOS)
Navigate presentation using a Bluetooth pen Нет Да. Supported with Bluetooth pen or Surface pen. Using digital pen as a slide-show clicker (Not supported in macOS version)
Minor Feature Differences LO Impress 6.4 MS PowerPoint 2019 / 365
Number of slide layouts Да. 12 Частичный. 9
Text background colour in text boxes Да Нет
PDF export of comments Да. Export of comments according to PDF specification Нет
Import & Export Unified Office Format presentation Да Нет
Export to graphics formats: MET, PBM, PICT, PGM, PPM, RAS, XPM Да Нет
Import of Apple Keynote files Да. Support for Keynote v1-6 [103] Нет
Embedding of fonts in presentation file Да Частичный. Supported on Windows. No support for embedding fonts in PowerPoint on macOS, although displayed. No support for embedding OpenType CFF fonts. [104]
Maximum page size Да. 300cm x 300cm (Draw and Impress) Частичный. 142.22cm x 142.22cm
Editing of master slides Частичный. Limited editing, has been a GSOC 2013 project ([105]). Да. Powerful editing
Default keyboard shortcuts Частичный. Less default shortcuts ([106]) Да. More default shortcuts ([107], [108])
Conversion of hand-drawn shapes into diagrams / recognition of ink equations Нет Да [109] Conversion of ink to shapes/diagrams in MS Powerpoint ; Ink equations (conversion of drawing to equation) in Powerpoint. (Not supported in MS Office 2019 sales version and only available on Windows 10; not supported in macOS sales version).
Automatically suggesting presentation outline from online sources by entering subject Нет Да. "QuickStarter feature (Not supported in MS Office 2016 sales version and not supported in Windows version)
"Morph" transition type Нет Да [110]
Creation of automatically starting presentations Нет, extension: ImpressRunner Да
Export presentation to video formats Нет (tdf#34959) Да. Supported to .mp4 and .wmv formats. Export up to 4K resolution.
Slide zoom and pan Нет (tdf#38263) Да
Option to save as picture presentation Нет (tdf#93589) Да

Database program: LibreOffice Base vs. Microsoft Access

Major Feature Differences LO Base 6.4 MS Access 2019 / 365
Available on all operating systems supported by the office suite Да Нет. MS Access not available on macOS, online and mobile OS versions
SQL syntax highlighting Да Нет
Native connectors for: MariaSQL, PostgreSQL, Novell GroupWise Да. Plus MySQL as extension.[111] Нет. No, via ODBC
Integration of Mozilla Thunderbird address book, KDE address book, Evolution LDAP and storage, Windows system address book Да Нет
Native JDBC driver Да Нет
Connect to ODF spreadsheet (Calc) file format Да Нет
Database engine Да. FirebirdSQL 3.0; HSQLDB 1.8.x (deprecated). In LibreOffice 6.2 FirebirdSQL is the default for new databases. Firebird Migration Assistant converts HSQLDB databases to FirebirdSQL Частичный. Jet
Integration of MS Outlook address book Частичный. Supported only on MS Windows. No support for Outlook (tdf#56903) and Outlook Express (tdf#56905) address book access in the native 64-bit Windows builds of LibreOffice. Да
Importing data sources (tables) from within the database application Частичный. Either via drag & drop from Calc or via drag & drop from another Base window with the data source being open. ([112]) (tdf#51872) Да
Exporting tables to different file formats from within the database application: Частичный. Only via drag&drop to LibreOffice Calc or via drag & drop from another Base window with the writable data source being open. ([113]) (tdf#73798) Да
Edit MS Access files Частичный. Limited older driver "Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0" works fine for read/write, while "Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0" driver only reads; (tdf#43187). Driver only works on Windows. Да
Native connector for: Microsoft SQL Server Нет. No, via ODBC Да
Crosstab queries Нет. Not supported but reproducible with Pivot Table with Calc (FAQ 142 ) Да
"Linked tables" capability Нет. Not supported but you can link text tables (FAQ 143) (tdf#56234) Да
Imported table from spreadsheets - keep fields format Нет Да
Import data from XML, HTML Нет Да
Minor Feature Differences LO Base 6.4 MS Access 2019 / 365
Native connector for: dBase databases Да Нет. Not supported (removed feature since Office 2013)
Open LibreOffice Base (.odb) files Да Нет
Open DOS/Windows legacy formats: Microsoft Works database Да Нет
Native connector for: SharePoint lists Нет Да
Link or import data from Salesforce and Dynamics 365 Нет Да
Web service data connection Нет Да
Password protection of database Нет (tdf#70638) Да
Calculations in database tables Нет (tdf#72787) Да

Most important LibreOffice extensions

LibreOffice has a complex eco-system of extensions (over 390 on extensions.libreoffice.org and over 800 on extensions.openoffice.org). Additionally to the extensions already mentioned in above comparison table, here is a selection of some extensions adding valuable features to LibreOffice:

LibreOffice Extensions
General office suite: LibreOffice
LibreOffice Writer
LibreOffice Calc
LibreOffice Impress
  • Export as Images allows to export all the Impress slides or Draw pages as images in JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP and TIFF formats.
  • OpenCards is a free award-winning flashcard learning software.
LibreOffice Draw
LibreOffice Base
  • Access2Base VBA for MSAccess emulator. (installed by default in LibreOffice 6.2; available for download for older versions than 6.1)
  • BaseDocumenter fully document a LibreOffice Base application.
Accessibility extensions
  • odt2daisy, converts OpenDocument Text (ODT) to digital talking books in the DAISY format (DAISY 2.02, DAISY 3.0 XML and Full DAISY 3.0) for speech synthesis.
  • Read Text, it uses an external program or a web service to read text. Read the selection with Calc, Draw, Impress, Web Writer and Writer.
  • AccessODF, helps authors evaluate and repair accessibility issues in OpenDocument Text and other word processing formats supported by Writer.
  • odt2braille, enables authors to print documents to a Braille embosser and to export documents as Braille files. The Braille output is well-formatted and highly customizable.

See also