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Ta stran primerja funkcionalnosti LibreOffice 6.3.2 (prenos) in Microsoft Office 2019 / 365. Razločuje med večjimi in manjšimi razlikami in vključuje opombe o razširitvah LibreOffice. Primerjava poudarja razlike in torej ne prikazuje funkcionalnosti, ki so prisotne v obeh pisarniških paketih.

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Splošni pisarniški paket: LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office

Večje razlike funkcionalnosti LibreOffice 6.3 MS Office 2019 / 365
Dosegljivost na več platformah (namizje) Da. Windows, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD in Haiku (temelji na isti kodi). Delno. Windows in macOS Različici za Windows in macOS imata nekaj težav z združljivostjo zapisov, malce različnim naborom funkcionalnosti in razlikah v uporabniškem vmesniku; različica macOS ne vključuje programa za zbirke podatkov MS Access, ne vključuje MS Publisher, poleg tega ji manjka nekaj drugih funkcionalnosti (glejte spodaj).

Razlike/neskladja funkcionalnosti v prodajnih različicah »MS Office 2019« in najemni »Office 365«: nekatere funkcionalnosti so vključene le v najemni različici (novo dodane funkcionalnosti se tudi lahko razlikujejo med sistemi macOS in MS Windows), kar vodi v nekonsistentnost nabora funkcionalnosti (glejte spodaj).

Podprte različice MS Windows Da. Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10, Server 2008, Server 2012, Server 2016. ([1]). Različice do izdaje LibreOffice 5.4 še vedno podpirajo tudi Windows XP SP3 in Vista. Da. Prodajna različica MS Office 2019: Windows 10, Server 2019. MS Office 365 najemna različica: Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, 10, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Server 2016 ([2]).
Podprte različice macOS Da. 10.9+ (Mavericks). ([3]). Da. Prodajna različica MacOS: 10.12+ (Sierra). Najemna različica MacOS Office 365: 10.11+ (El Capitan) ([4])
Prenosna različica, ki deluje na prenosnih diskih USB (brez nameščanja) Da (prenos) Ne
Odprta koda Da, objavljeno pod dovoljenjem MPLv2 in drugimi. Ne, lastniška in zaprta koda
Polna integracija vseh pisarniških komponent Da. Iz vsake komponente pisarniškega paketa lahko odprete in ustvarite datoteke druge komponente. Osrednje Začetno središče z dostopom do modulov paketa ter nedavno uporabljenimi datotekami in predlogami. Ne
Na voljo brezplačno Da (prenos, donirajte) Ne, lastniško programje za nakup ali najem. Ko se zaključi naročnina na najemno različio, programi vstopijo v način samo za branje (ogledovanje in tiskanje) in novih dokumentov ni mogoče ustvarjati več. Nakupna različica je trajna licenca. Na voljo je 30-dnevna poskusna različica za najemno različico (ne pa tudi za nakupno različico).
Možnost razširitev Da. Kompleksen ekosistem razširitev (prek 385 na extensions.libreoffice.org in prek 800 na extensions.openoffice.org), vključno s samodejnimi posodobitvami. Delno. ni centraliziranega sistema razširitev za dodatke in makre. Trgovina Office Apps za Office 2016. [5] Office Apps niso podprti na sistemih macOS.
Lokalizacija Da. 116 jezikov (podroben seznam jezikov, podprtih v LibreOffice) Delno. 91 jezikov v različici Windows, 27 jezikov v različici macOS, kjer ni slovenske (prikazni jezik za (nekatere) pisarniške programe)[6], [7], [8]
Podpora jezikov z desne na levo (RTL; npr. arabskega) in drugih kompleksnih pisav Da. Izčrpna podpora, ki temelji na knjižnici upodabljanja besedila HarfBuzz Da. Podprto na sistemih Windows, macOS, mobilnih in spletnih različicah.
Dodatna orodja za pisanje Da. Razširjena podpora (slovarji za preverjanje črkovanja, vzorci za deljenje besed, slovarji sopomenk, specializirani slovarji kot razširitve ([9], [10]). Podroben seznam pripomočkov za pisanje v LibreOffice za več kot 150 jezikov. Delno. Bolj omejeno, "orodja preverjanja" za 92 jezikov v različici za Windows, 58 v različici za macOS [11], [12],[13]
Language technology Da. 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

Delno. Limited
Podpora za kompleksne jezike in posebne pametne funkcionalnosti pisav (ligature, resnično majhne velike črke, števke starega kova, proporcionalne ali enakomerno razmaknjene števke, razmik začetnic, resnično nadpisano/podpisano) Delno. 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) Delno. Omejena prek OpenType, ki podpira ligature, slogovne nabore, možnosti razmika med števkami, številske oblike, kontekstualne alternative. [19] Podpora za dodatne funkcije OpenType v OOXML.
Support of font variation Delno. Limited support for font rendering on screen, no support for printing and PDF export. tdf#108497 Delno. Limited support for font rendering on screen, no support for printing and PDF export.
Easy access to vector clip art Da 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) Delno. Selection of clip art more limited. Extended selection of "icons".
Macro scripting languages Da. 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). Delno. 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 Da. Support for Alfresco, Google GDrive, Nuxeo, MS SharePoint, MS OneDrive, IBM FileNet Lotus Live Files, Lotus Quickr Domino, OpenDataSpace, and OpenText ELS. (tdf#62437) Delno. Inbuilt support only for MS SharePoint and MS OneDrive
Support of ISO standards OpenDocument Format (ODF)⁠Wikipedia logo v3.svg Da. Advanced support, ODF v1.2 extended Delno. 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 Da. 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. Delno. 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 Da. Document classification in Writer, Calc, and Impress according to TSCP-standards (also with multiple policies). See: [28] and [29]. Delno. No inbuilt document classification system, but Information Rights Management (IRM) supported
Import of SVG vector graphics (.svg, .svgz) Da Da. .svg files supported
Import of Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) vector graphics (.eps) Da (with some rendering issues: tdf#81497, tdf#67464) Ne. 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 Da ([33]) Ne
Creation of Hybrid PDFs (ODF file embedded in PDF for full editing) Da Ne
Import from raster graphics software: Adobe Photoshop (.psd) Da Ne
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 Da Ne
Import of MS Visio files Da. Supported (Visio 2000-2013) Ne (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) Da Ne
Drawing and vector graphics software Da. LibreOffice Draw, drawing and vector graphics software that supports pages (up to 300cm x 300cm), layers, numerous drawing tools and DTP features. Delno. MS Powerpoint provides some features of a drawing software.
PIM and email software Ne. 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.

Da. MS Outlook
Desktop publishing (DTP) software Delno. 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. Da. MS Publisher
Integrated Development Environment (IDE) feature set Delno. 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). Da. 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 Delno. 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] Da. Advanced support of transitional (default) and strict OOXML files
PDF Import Delno, into Draw and Writer with the limitation that text is imported line-based (tdf#32249). Da, into MS Word
Versions of office suite for mobile operating systems (smartphones, tablets) Delno. Ports for Android and iOS are in development, viewer for Ubuntu Touch/UBPorts.

Android: LibreOffice Viewer for Android available, with basic and experimental editing features; current version v14/v15 (April 2018) on Google Play is rated as buggy and unstable. New LibreOffice Android app is in development: [35]. More information: Android port wiki, Commits, [36], [37].

iOS: LibreOffice for iPhone, iPad is in development: LibreOffice as an iOS app on the iPad; Collabora Office Preview; 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.

Da. 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. 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 Da. Libreoffice Online 6.3.2 / 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. Da. 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 Delno. 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, Roove, Zimbra ([47]). See also this list: Availability of LibreOffice Online. Delno. MS Office Online Server integration in MS SharePoint
Availability of online office suite in (third-party) online services / Free & commercial office cloud hosts Delno. 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. Delno MS OneDrive
Synchronous collaborative editing Delno. Collaborative editing in LibreOffice online version (Writer, Calc and Impress). Not available in the desktop applications (tdf#73831), see development information: Collaborative Editing and Track changes. Da. Supported in online versions of MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Partial support in desktop applications via OneDrive or MS Sharepoint. Support in desktop applications varies: "Real-time typing" in MS Word, Powerpoint, "Co-authoring" in MS Excel (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 Da. Highly customizable UI concept "MUFFIN" [48],[49]: 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). Firefox themes are available for LibreOffice via Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice ▸ Personalization. Delno. 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. Ne (tdf#102015) Delno. Slightly adjusted user interface for touch screen devices, but no redesign.
Keyboard driven menu system (search function to better find features in office suite). Ne. Only via help system. On Ubuntu Unity support for Head-Up-Display (HUD) system. (tdf#91874) Da. Tell Me search bar.
Accessibility checker Ne. Extension for text documents: AccessODF Da [50].
Chat with other authors (collaborative editing) Ne. Da. 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). [51].
Integration of instant Messaging (IM), voice, video, or screen sharing. Ne. Da. Skype integration (not supported in macOS version).
Dictation / speech recognition Ne Da 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 Ne (previous support in Impress for glTF (.dae/.kmz) 3D models removed in version 6.0) Da 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 Ne Da [52]
Support of math fonts Ne (tdf#103680), workaround using TexMaths extension with XeLaTeX compiler. [53] Da
Minor Feature Differences LibreOffice 6.3 MS Office 2019 / 365
Import of graphics formats DXF, MET, PBM, PCD, PCX, PGM, PPM, PPM, RAS, SGF, SVM, TGA, XBM, XPM Da Ne
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 Da Ne
Import of additional video and audio formats: CD Audio, Vivo Video. Da Ne
Drawing features: Arrow endings Da. Substantially wider selection, including Crow’s feet notation Ne. Less supported arrow endings
Document converter wizard Da Ne
Euro currency converter wizard Da Ne
Expert config to access a multitude of settings from UI Da Ne
Support for multiple color palette formats: Gimp (.gpl), Adobe Swatch Exchange (.ase), LibreOffice/Apache OpenOffice (.soc) Da (note: tdf#92354) Ne
Import MathML formula from clipboard Da Ne
Import of StarOffice binary file formats .sdc, .sda, .sdw Delno. Basic support Ne
Digital signatures / Signature Line Da. 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. Da (OOXML/XML-DSig and XAdES signatures)
Convert SVG image to shapes / polygon Da. Conversion supported in LO Draw. Additionally opening SVG files directly as shapes is supported in LO Draw. (tdf#115571) Da
Enhanced list of recent files and folders Delno (tdf#61174, tdf#60743). Option to clear list of recent documents. Selectively delete Recent Documents (in StartCenter) Da (option to set recent files as permanent)
Custom colours in formula editor Delno. Set of 16 colours (tdf#40436) Da
Third-party software dependencies Delno. Java runtime environment (JRE) installation required for certain - but not most - features of the software. Java is notably required for Base. (tdf#34809) Da. Not required
Shortcut keys for accented Latin characters Ne (tdf#71176), workaround using Unicode conversion, see Unicode character input with Alt+X Delno. Limited support
Inserting audio / video / pictures from online sources Ne (tdf#42246). Work-around: Download of online video and embed it in presentation (incl. Flash videos) Delno [54] Insert online pictures in Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
Collaboration with @mentions in comments Ne Da, in PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook. Supported in rental version, not supported in MS Office sales versions.[55]
Quick access to email attachments Ne Da, "Shared with me" feature in PowerPoint, Excel, Word.
Streaming of office applications/office on demand Ne (possible via third party services) Da ([56])
Ink drawings / annotations (e.g. on touch- and pen-enabled devices) Ne (tdf#35092), (only support for import of existing ink annotations from MS Word file format) Da. 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 Ne Da. [57] supported in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Powerpoint
Recognition of text from ink drawings Ne Da. [58] 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 Ne (tdf#103424) Da. Supported in MS Windows version (not supported in macOS version)
Live preview while formatting Ne (tdf#37048) Da
Inserting a screenshot from within applications Ne Da
Import of graphics formats: MEZ, EMZ, WMZ, PCZ Ne (tdf#103954) Da
Export to XPS format⁠Wikipedia logo v3.svg Ne Da
Support for Touch Bar on Apple MacBook Pro Ne (tdf#105803) Da (macOS only)

Word processors: LibreOffice Writer vs. Microsoft Word

Major Feature Differences LO Writer 6.3 MS Word 2019 / 365
Handling of captions for graphics or image boxes Da. Stable layout Ne. Layout problems
Styles (page styles, frame styles, list styles) Da Ne
Overlining of text Da Ne. No, but complicated workaround
Master documents for longer texts Da. Master documents and Master document templates supported Ne. Supported but deprecated because it causes file corruption
Redaction tool / sanitization of classified information Da. Supported. Redaction tool. Ne
Register-true feature / register accuracy (DTP-feature) Da Ne
Business card wizard Da (release notes) Ne
Text auto completion of words already used before Da [59] Ne
XForms documents creation Da Ne
Mathematical calculations in tables Da. Complex calculations Ne. Only basic arithmetic
DocBook import & export Da Ne
Export to MediaWiki (Wikipedia) format Da Ne
Export to XHTML Da Ne
Export to EPUB⁠Wikipedia logo v3.svg e-book file format (.epub) Da Ne
Export document as image(s) Da. Supported, image formats: .jpg, .png Ne
Import of Apple Pages documents Da. Support for Pages v1-5 [60] Ne
Working with large documents Da. Stable layout Delno. Some layout problems [61]
Extended label creation features (release notes) Da (generic database access, synchronise content) Delno
Frames Da. DTP-like features like text in multiple columns and text-wrap around graphics Delno. Concept of "horizontal frames" is more limited
DirectCursor (allows to enter text anywhere on a page) Da Da. Supported, under the name Click and type (advanced option)
Table styles Da (release notes 5.3 and release notes 6.0) (tdf#34391). Da
PDF export of comments Delno. 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)) Delno. Export only as comments inside margin
Grammar check Delno. out of the box only 4 languages (English, Russian, Hungarian and Brazilian Portuguese)

extensions: e.g. Languagetool for 28 languages plus 14 language variants (level of language support varies; 7 languages with more than 1000 rules), Grammalecte for French, CoGroo for Brazilian Portuguese

Da. 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) Delno. Different. Templates provide this functionality, but more difficult to handle. Helpful extension: Template Changer (tdf#89286). Experimental design themes: (tdf#45176, tdf#90497) Da. Supported ("document themes")
Use of LaTeX syntax for formulas Ne. Extension: TexMaths Da. Ability to type math using the LaTeX syntax (Not supported in macOS version)
Vertical alignment (top/center/bottom) of content on page Ne (tdf#36117), workarounds via frame/table Da
Picture styles & additional effects Ne (tdf#59906), but effects are preserved on import and export. Da
View changes in the right margin in "track changes" mode Ne (tdf#34355) Da
Diagonal borders in tables Ne (tdf#51665) Da
Extended reading mode of documents Ne (tdf#55168) Da
Collapse and expand parts of a document Ne (tdf#47746) Da
Instant messaging while collaborating on document Ne Da ([62])
Minor Feature Differences LO Writer 6.3 MS Word 2019 / 365
Protected cells in tables (allows better creation of forms) Da Ne
Open erroneous .doc files Da. Better recovery mode ([63],[64]) Ne. More frequently denies opening those files
Wizard to create personalized letter templates Da Ne
Import & Export Unified Office Format text Da Ne
Import & Export AportisDoc (Palm), PocketWord documents Da. Supported (requires Java) Ne
Import of AbiWord files Da Ne
Import of eBook formats: FictionBook 2.0, BroadBand, Plucker (Palm), eReader (Palm), zTXT (Palm), TealDoc (Palm), PalmDoc (Palm) Da Ne
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 Da Ne
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 Da Ne
Logo toolbar and interpreter Da. [65] Ne
Format text of all comments in document Da Ne
Conditional text Da ([66], [67](PDF) [68]) Delno ([69], [70])
Automatic replacement of Emojis Da. supported. Additional toolbar control to insert Emojis (experimental: tdf#100100) Delno. Manual creation of replacement lists
Number of columns per table in document Da. Unlimited columns Delno. Limited to 63 columns
Multi-line headings for chapters Da. Multi-line headings for chapters by allowing a line break as separator between a chapter number and its name (in Chapter Numbering dialog) Delno. Only via work-around [71]
Maximum page size Da. 300cm x 300cm Delno. 55.87cm x 55.87cm
Bibliographic features Delno. Basic inbuilt support. Excellent free extensions: e.g. Zotero, Bibus, JabRef as well as proprietary extensions. Da. Inbuilt support. Excellent free extensions: e.g. Zotero as well as proprietary extensions.
Advanced find & replace / Special characters Delno (tdf#38261). See List of Regular Expressions. Extension: Alternative dialog Find & Replace for Writer Da
Complex Outline numbering / Multilevel list Delno. Different numerically equivalent format not supported (tdf#35217) Da
Default keyboard shortcuts Delno. Less default shortcuts ([72]) Da. More default shortcuts ([73])
Add watermarks to pages Delno. Support for text watermarks. Workaround for picture watermarks via adding image to header/footer. Da (text and picture watermarks)
Complex/rich text formatting in comments (e.g. bullet points, text color, images, tables) Ne. Some formatting features are supported, e.g. font type, font size, bold, italics, underline, text alignment (align, centered, justified). (tdf#81458) Da
Document/text translation Ne (tdf#34058), extension: TradutorLibreText. Da ([74])
Decorative page borders Ne (tdf#39270) Da
Horizontal split view of the same document Ne (tdf#31481), workaround: Windows > New Window to clone document window. Da
Outline view Ne (tdf#38262), workaround: Navigator > Content View to drag and promote/demote headings Da
Draft view Ne (tdf#67698) Da
Upload to blog servers Ne, extension: Sun Weblog Publisher. Da (Sharepoint Blog, Wordpress, Blogger, Windows Live Spaces, Community Server, TypePad, MetaWebLog API)
Digital pen usage / ink gestures Ne Da [75]. (Not supported in MS Office 2019 sales version and not supported in macOS version)
Transform document into a Sway web page Ne Da. supported in MS Word. (Not supported in MS Office 2019 sales version and not supported in macOS version)
Line by line reading of text Ne Da. 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 6.3 MS Excel 2019 / 365
Spreadsheet functions (for details see Functions comparison of LibreOffice Calc and Excel) Da. 506 functions (27 functions unique to Calc) Da. 473 functions (19 functions unique to Excel)
Unique Spreadsheet functions Da. CURRENT, DDE, MONTHS, OPT_BARRIER, OPT_PROB_HIT, OPT_PROB_INMONEY, OPT_TOUCH, STYLE, EASTERSUNDAY, YEARS, DAYSINMONTH, DAYSINYEAR, GOALSEEK, ISLEAPYEAR, MULTIPLE.OPERATIONS, MULTIRANGE, MVALUE, NEG, ROT13, WEEKS, WEEKSINYEAR, FORECAST.ETS.MULT, FORECAST.ETS.PI.MULT, FORECAST.ETS.STAT.MULT, RAWSUBTRACT, REGEX, ROUNDSIG, FOURIER. Extension: Kanji to Phonetic provides PHONETIC function. Da. CUBEKPIMEMBER, CUBEMEMBER, CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY, CUBERANKEDMEMBER, CUBESET, CUBESETCOUNT, CUBEVALUE, RTD, DBCS, CALL, REGISTER.ID, PHONETIC, YEN, FILTER, SORT, SORTBY, UNIQUE, SEQUENCE, RANDARRAY (tdf#126573).
Comparison of two spreadsheet files Da Ne
Page styles (in addition to cell styles) Da Ne
Hyphenation of text in cells Da Ne
AutoSpellcheck / Spelling as you type Da Ne ([76])
Export to XHTML Da Ne
Exporting of a single chart as image (e.g. jpg, png, svg, pdf) Da Ne
OpenFormula standard Da. Largely supported Delno
Keep the copy of cells (usability of copy&paste) Da. (Copy of cells is kept for pasting, even if the user does other tasks like typing or inserting cells) Delno in Windows rental version, not supported in MS Office 2016 sales version and not supported in macOS version.
Import of Apple Numbers spreadsheet documents Da. Support for Numbers v1-3 [77], see also this comparison Ne
Maximum number of columns per sheet Delno. 1,024 (tdf#50916) Da. 16,384 (256 in compatibility mode)
Table styles Delno. View ▸ Toolbars ▸ Tools ▸ Choose Themes as well as Format ▸ AutoFormat provide part of this functionality. (tdf#77569, tdf#44762,tdf#44763) Da
Record a macro Delno. Limited support [78] Da
Insert a graphic into a spreadsheet header or footer Delno. Inserted image cannot be resized nor cropped, usability issues. (tdf#74146) Da
Statistical / Analysis toolkit Delno. Built-in Data Statistics Wizard with additional features: Chi2-test, Logarithmic regression, Power regression Delno. Add-on, not activated by default. Additional features: Histogram, Random number generation, Rank and percentiles, and some more detailed options.
Chart styles Ne (tdf#62925, tdf#62540, tdf#39097) Delno. Selection of some pre-set chart styles and layouts
Power Pivot⁠Wikipedia logo v3.svg features Ne Da
Additional chart types: Waterfall, Histogram, Pareto, Box & Whisker (Box plot), Treemap (Mosaic), Sunburst, Funnel Ne (tdf#74665, tdf#81530,tdf#70361,tdf#72992, tdf#97832) Da.
Relationships between tables, based on matching data in each table Ne (work around: using function VLOOKUP) Da ([79])
Integration of external data sources Ne. Extension: New Jaguar Calc add-in provides SQLREQUEST function and Queryconnector provides graphical interface. Da. Queries and data sources via "Power Query" and "Power BI" [80]. (SQL.REQUEST removed in favor of Power Query since MS Excel 2010)
Forecasting data to predict future trends Da. Extended set of forecast functions (based on exponential smoothing algorithm) Da. Forecast functions and forecast charts (based on exponential smoothing algorithm) (not supported in macOS version)
Import MS Access databases Delno. Via ODB file connected to database (needs MS Access installed on the system) Da
Multi-Core Processing / multithreading Delno. Parallel formula compiling on the CPU. OpenCL/GPU threading in Calc core ([81],[82]). Multithreading is work in progress: tdf#65046, [83], Presentation "Making Calc Calculate in Parallel". Da. 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. ([84], [85])

Export generic XML Ne Da
Minor Feature Differences LO Calc 6.3 MS Excel 2019 / 365
Flexible CSV export Da. Supported ([86], [87]) Ne
Advanced find & replace / regular expressions / special characters Da (List of Regular Expressions) Ne
View clone of spreadsheet in new window Da. Independent window Ne. Cannot be moved outside the application window
Median in PivotTable Da tdf#61700 Ne [88]
Chart type Stepped lines for XY (Scatter) graphs Da Ne
Use English function names Da. Possibility to switch between function names in local language and English Ne
Import & Export Unified Office Format spreadsheet Da Ne
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) Da Ne
Import of Classic Mac OS legacy spreadsheet formats: BeagleWorks, ClarisWorks, Claris Resolve, GreatWorks, MacWorks, Wingz, Microsoft Multiplan (v1.11) Da Ne
Import & Export Pocket Excel Da. Supported (requires Java) Ne
Ability to rotate entire chart Da Ne
PDF export of comments Da. Export of comments according to PDF specification Ne
Property mapping functionality for charts (conditional chart colors/borders) Da Ne (Only available: Inverting colors for negative values)
Import from Gnumeric Da (not available on Windows, see tdf#94834) Ne
Export cell range selection or a selected group of shapes (images) as .png or .jpg image Da Ne
Export sheet/table as .png image Da Ne
Formatting of cells Da. 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. Delno. Less features
Additional cell format types Da. 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. Delno Engineering notation via custom formats.
Support negative year date (BCE) Da. Delno Using work-arounds.
Conditional formatting: icon sets Delno. 2 additional smilies icon sets. No reverse icon order (tdf#61313). Delno. Customization of icon sets, e.g. reverse icon order.
Advanced find & replace / Cell Format Delno (Styles supported, Cell Format not supported) Da
Formulae with entire columns or entire rows Delno (tdf#34094, tdf#92452, tdf#92453) Da
Default keyboard and/or mouse shortcuts [89] Delno. Less default shortcuts ([90], tdf#98259, tdf#92452, tdf#92453) Da. More default shortcuts ([91], [92], [93])
Sheet protection options (allow users certain actions in protected sheets) Delno. Supported for select protected/unprotected cells and insert/delete rows/columns. Da 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 Ne Da [94]
Chart: Automatically vary colours by point Ne (only manually) Da
Chart type: xyz / surface charts Ne, basic workaround [95] (tdf#51670) Da
Chart type: pie of pie (bar of pie) Ne (tdf#50934) Da
Map charts and 3D geospatial visualization tool Ne (via extension GeOOo) Da. Map charts and "3D Maps".
Different chart types for different data series Ne (tdf#35629) Da
Printing of selected chart only Ne, workarounds [96], [97] (tdf#45893) Da
Automatized analysis and visualization features Ne Da Quick analysis feature and visual summaries, trends, and patterns. [98], [99]. 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 Ne (tdf#109003). Some (partial) workarounds suggested here tdf#109003#c1. Da
Chart recommendations Ne Da
'Publishing' spreadsheet for online team meetings Ne Da
Sparklines (to give a quick overview of the trend in a data range) Ne, extension: EuroOffice Sparkline Da
Add points to a line, possibility to bend lines Ne (tdf#36943) Da
Cell background options Delno. Background color (bugs regarding pattern tdf#31205 and gradient tdf#49177). Extension: Hatch Patterns for Cells Da. Background color, pattern, gradient
Copy only visible cells Ne (tdf#36466), extension: Copy only visible cells Da

Presentation software: LibreOffice Impress vs. Microsoft PowerPoint

Major Feature Differences LO Impress 6.3 MS PowerPoint 2019 / 365
Hyphenation support Da Ne
Export to XHTML Da Ne
Export to HTML Da Ne (removed feature since MS Office 2013)
Export to Flash format (SWF) Da Ne
Export to vector graphic formats: SVG, EPS Da Ne
Presentation remote control for smartphones/tablets Da. For Android smartphones/tablets, iOS (iPhone/iPad), and Pebble smartwatches. Delno. For WindowsPhone 8 and Android (smartphones only), but with additional features for Excel and Word. (Not supported in macOS version).
3D slide transitions Da. ​macOS, Linux, Windows Delno. ​macOS, Windows
Edit embedded videos Delno. Via external programs Da. Directly in the program
Comments and reply to comments Delno Da
Animated effects Delno. Supported, but problems with: spinning text (tdf#87958), pixelated (tdf#87959), wobble/shake/vibrate (tdf#87960), objects stuck (tdf#88196) Da
Trim embedded video or audio Ne Da. Supported (Not supported in MS Office 2016 sales version)
Zooming features for presentations (Prezi inspired) Ne (tdf#38263) Da. Supported (Not supported in macOS sales version) [100]
Slides editable during presentation Ne (tdf#34965) Da
SmartArt diagrams Ne (tdf#37932), solution: smArt extension Da
Save highlights and drawings during presentation Ne (tdf#51928) Da
Compare presentations Ne Da
Broadcast presentation on the Internet Ne. Only via export to PDF or SWF Da. 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 Ne Da
Record a slide show Ne (tdf#34959) Da
Slide design suggestions Ne Da via Powerpoint "Designer" (not supported in MS Office 2019 sales version in Windows and macOS)
Navigate presentation using a Bluetooth pen Ne Da. 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 6.3 MS PowerPoint 2019 / 365
Number of slide layouts Da. 12 Delno. 9
Text background colour in text boxes Da Ne
PDF export of comments Da. Export of comments according to PDF specification Ne
Import & Export Unified Office Format presentation Da Ne
Export to graphics formats: MET, PBM, PICT, PGM, PPM, RAS, XPM Da Ne
Import of Apple Keynote files Da. Support for Keynote v1-6 [101] Ne
Embedding of fonts in presentation file Da Delno. Supported on Windows. No support for embedding fonts in PowerPoint on macOS, although displayed. No support for embedding OpenType CFF fonts. [102]
Maximum page size Da. 300cm x 300cm (Draw and Impress) Delno. 142.22cm x 142.22cm
Editing of master slides Delno. Limited editing, has been a GSOC 2013 project ([103]). Da. Powerful editing
Default keyboard shortcuts Delno. Less default shortcuts ([104]) Da. More default shortcuts ([105], [106])
Conversion of hand-drawn shapes into diagrams / recognition of ink equations Ne Da [107] 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 Ne Da. "QuickStarter feature (Not supported in MS Office 2016 sales version and not supported in Windows version)
"Morph" transition type Ne Da [108]
Creation of automatically starting presentations Ne, extension: ImpressRunner Da
Export presentation to video formats Ne (tdf#34959) Da. Supported to .mp4 and .wmv formats. Export up to 4K resolution.
Slide zoom and pan Ne (tdf#38263) Da
Option to save as picture presentation Ne (tdf#93589) Da

Database program: LibreOffice Base vs. Microsoft Access

Major Feature Differences LO Base 6.3 MS Access 2019 / 365
Available on all operating systems supported by the office suite Da Ne. MS Access not available on macOS, online and mobile OS versions
SQL syntax highlighting Da Ne
Native connectors for: MariaSQL, PostgreSQL, Novell GroupWise Da. Plus MySQL as extension.[109] Ne. No, via ODBC
Integration of Mozilla Thunderbird address book, KDE address book, Evolution LDAP and storage, Windows system address book Da Ne
Native JDBC driver Da Ne
Connect to ODF spreadsheet (Calc) file format Da Ne
Database engine Da. 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 Delno. Jet
Integration of MS Outlook address book Delno. 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. Da
Importing data sources (tables) from within the database application Delno. Either via drag & drop from Calc or via drag & drop from another Base window with the data source being open. ([110]) (tdf#51872) Da
Exporting tables to different file formats from within the database application: Delno. Only via drag&drop to LibreOffice Calc or via drag & drop from another Base window with the writable data source being open. ([111]) (tdf#73798) Da
Edit MS Access files Delno. 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. Da
Native connector for: Microsoft SQL Server Ne. No, via ODBC Da
Crosstab queries Ne. Not supported but reproducible with Pivot Table with Calc (FAQ 142 ) Da
"Linked tables" capability Ne. Not supported but you can link text tables (FAQ 143) (tdf#56234) Da
Imported table from spreadsheets - keep fields format Ne Da
Import data from XML, HTML Ne Da
Minor Feature Differences LO Base 6.3 MS Access 2019 / 365
Native connector for: dBase databases Da Ne. Not supported (removed feature since Office 2013)
Open LibreOffice Base (.odb) files Da Ne
Open DOS/Windows legacy formats: Microsoft Works database Da Ne
Native connector for: SharePoint lists Ne Da
Link or import data from Salesforce and Dynamics 365 Ne Da
Web service data connection Ne Da
Password protection of database Ne (tdf#70638) Da
Calculations in database tables Ne (tdf#72787) Da

Most important LibreOffice extensions

LibreOffice has a complex eco-system of extensions (over 385 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