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This page compares the features of LibreOffice and Microsoft Office in several form factors. The comparisons separate 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.

There are separate comparison tables available for:

  1. Desktop (notebooks, desktop computers): LibreOffice 7.3.3 (download) vs. Microsoft Office 2021 / 365
  2. Mobile (smartphones, tablets): LibreOffice-based mobile solutions (download) vs. Microsoft Office 365 mobile apps
  3. Online (web browser-based office): LibreOffice-based Collabora Online ([1] [2]) vs. Microsoft Office for the web). This section also includes the LibreOffice-based Chromebook App (Collabora Office 6.4.14 download [3]) for reasons explained in the section.


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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 15.05.2022


Masaüstü ofis: Dizüstü ve Masaüstü bilgisayarlar

Desktop Office suite, general features: LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office

Major Feature Differences LibreOffice 7.3 MS Office 2021 / 365
Cross-platform availability (desktop) Evet. Windows, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Haiku. (based on the same code base). Chrome OS via Collabora Office.

Integrated office architecture: LibreOffice for the desktop shares the same processing engine, common to all modules, on all form factors (incl. mobile and online) [4].

Kısmi. 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 2021" 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 Evet. Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10, 11, Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019, 2022. ([5]). Version LibreOffice 5.4 still supported Windows XP SP3, Vista. Evet. MS Office 2021 sales version: Windows 10, 11; Server 2019, 2022. MS Office 365 rental version: Windows 8.1, 10, 11, Windows Server 2016, 2019 ([6]).
Supported versions of macOS Evet. 10.12+ (Sierra). Intel and Apple Silicon. ([7]). Evet. The newest three versions (as of Feb 2022: 10.15+ (Catalina)). Intel and Apple Silicon. ([8])
Portable version that runs on USB flash disks (without installation) Evet (download) Hayır
Open Source Evet, licensed under MPLv2 and others. Hayır, proprietary and closed-source
Full integration of all office components Evet. 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. Hayır
Availability free of charge Evet (download, donate) Hayır, 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 Evet. Complex ecosystem of extensions (over 390 on extensions.libreoffice.org and over 800 on extensions.openoffice.org), including automatic updates. Extensions and templates can be installed from within LibreOffice ("Additions dialog"). Kısmi. Partly, no centralized extension system for add-ons and macros. Microsoft AppSource for Office 365. [9] Office Apps not supported on macOS.
Localization Evet. 119 languages (detailed list of languages supported by LibreOffice) Kısmi. 91 languages in Windows version, 27 languages in macOS version (display language for (some) office applications)[10], [11], [12]
Support of Right-to-leftWikipedia logo v3.svg (RTL) languages (e.g. Arabic) and other complex scripts Evet. Comprehensive support, based on HarfBuzzWikipedia logo v3.svg text shaping library Evet
Additional writing aids Evet. Extended support (spell-check dictionaries, hyphenation patterns, thesaurus and grammar check, specialized dictionaries as extensions ([13], [14]). Detailed list of LibreOffice writing aids for over 150 languages. Kısmi. More limited, "proofing tools" for 92 languages in Windows version, 58 in macOS version [15], [16],[17]
Language technology Evet. 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

Kısmi. 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) Kısmi. Full support of SIL Graphite font technology ([18],[19]) and full support of OpenType optional features ([20],[21],[22]) 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 later) Kısmi. Limited via OpenType supporting ligatures, stylistic sets, number spacing options, number forms, and contextual alternates. [23] Support for optional OpenType features in OOXML.
Support of font variation Kısmi. Limited support for font rendering on screen, no support for printing and PDF export. tdf#108497 Kısmi. Limited support for font rendering on screen, no support for printing and PDF export.
Easy access to vector clip art Evet . via LO Gallery (clipart extensions ([24] or [25])). Extension for the integration of clipart from OpenClipart.org. Additional toolbar control to insert Emojis (experimental: tdf#100100) Kısmi. Selection of clip art is asking for search with Bing in Online Pictures. Extended selection of "icons". Access to stock photos and icons.
Macro scripting languages Evet. Multiple languages, support for wide variety of languages (LibreOffice Basic, JavaScript, BeanShell, and Python). ScriptForge libraries as extensible and robust collection of macro scripting resources for Basic and Python. Import and export of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), see ([26] and the release notes). Kısmi. 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 Evet. Support for Google Drive, MS OneDrive, Alfresco, IBM FileNet, IBM Connections Cloud, Lotus Quickr Domino, Nuxeo, OpenDataSpace, OpenText ELS, MS Sharepoint, WebDAV, FTP, SSH, Windows share. (tdf#62437) Kısmi. Inbuilt support only for MS SharePoint and MS OneDrive
Support of ISO standards OpenDocument Format (ODF)Wikipedia logo v3.svg Evet. Advanced support, ODF v1.3 extended Kısmi. Limited support, ODF v1.3, in MS Windows sales and rental version, and online version. Support of OpenDocument (ODF v1.3) in macOS version and mobile versions (Android, iOS) are more limited and require the use of an online file format conversion service. [27] [28] [29]
PDF export extended options Evet. 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-1, PDF/A-2 (archiving) and PDF/UA (universal accessibility) standards. Kısmi. High or low quality PDF, page and markup to print in Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint [30]; pictures resolution and non-printing informations in Publisher. No support for font embedding of OpenType CFF fonts in PDF export [31].
Document classification Evet. Document classification in Writer, Calc, and Impress according to TSCP-standards (also with multiple policies). See: [32] and [33]. Kısmi. No inbuilt document classification system, but Information Rights Management (IRM) supported
Import of SVG vector graphics (.svg, .svgz) Evet Evet, .svg files supported
Import of Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) vector graphics (.eps) Evet (with some rendering issues: tdf#81497, tdf#67464) Hayır. Support for .eps images entirely removed in Office 2019 and rental version ([34]. In Office 2016 sales version, it was [35]) 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 ([36]).
Insert PDF as an image into documents Evet ([37]) Hayır
Creation of Hybrid PDFs (ODF file embedded in PDF for full editing) Evet Hayır
Import from raster graphics software: Adobe Photoshop (.psd) Evet Hayır
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 Evet Hayır
Import of MS Visio files Evet. Supported (Visio 2000-2013) Hayır (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) Evet Hayır
Drawing and vector graphics software Evet. LibreOffice Draw, drawing and vector graphics software that supports pages (up to 300cm x 300cm), layers, numerous drawing tools and DTP features. Kısmi. MS Powerpoint provides some features of a drawing software.
PIM and email software Hayır. 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.

Evet. MS Outlook
Desktop publishing (DTP) software Kısmi. 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. Evet. MS Publisher
Integrated Development Environment (IDE) feature set Kısmi. 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). Evet. 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 Kısmi. 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. [38] Evet. Advanced support of transitional (default) and strict OOXML files
PDF Import Kısmi, into Draw and Writer with the limitation that text is imported line-based (tdf#32249). Evet, into MS Word
Synchronous collaborative editing Hayır. Not available in the desktop applications (tdf#133984), see development information: Collaborative Editing and Track changes. Collaborative editing in LibreOffice online versions. Evet. Support in desktop applications via MS OneDrive, MS Sharepoint or MS Teams. Support in desktop applications varies: Real-time "co-authoring" in MS Word, Powerpoint, and MS Excel (only via AutoSave) [39] (MS Powerpoint 2021 sales version only allows for co-authoring (via AutoSave). 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. Supported in MS Office online versions. Collaboration with online versions is possible.
User Interface approach Evet. Highly customizable UI concept "MUFFIN" [40],[41]: 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, New Colibre, Elementary, Sifr, Sifr Dark, Sukapura, Tango). Colour themes "Normal" and "Dark" via Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice ▸ Application Colors. Kısmi. Ribbon UI; Colour themes ([42]) on MS Windows: Colorful, Dark Gray, Black, White, Dark mode. On macOS: Colorful, Classic, Dark mode.
User interface improved to enable use on touch screen devices on desktop operating systems. Hayır (tdf#102015) Kısmi. Slightly adjusted user interface for touch screen devices, but no redesign.
Keyboard driven menu system (search function to better find features in office suite), Head-Up-Display (HUD). Evet. It can be invoked with the menu Help ▸ Serch Commands or the shortcut ⇧ Shift + Esc. tdf#91874 blog Evet. Tell Me search bar. Search with voice (supported in Windows rental version, not supported in MS Office 2021 sales versions; not available on macOS)
Accessibility checker Evet. Accessibility checker and support for PDF/UA. Accessibility improvements [43]. Extension for text documents: AccessODF. Evet [44], [45].
Chat with other authors (collaborative editing) Hayır Evet. 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).
Integration of instant Messaging (IM), voice, video, or screen sharing. Hayır Evet. Skype integration (not supported in macOS version).
Dictation / speech recognition Hayır Evet in MS Word, MS Powerpoint, MS Outlook [46]. Voice audio is sent to Microsoft cloud servers and returned as text. (Not supported in MS Office 2021 sales versions)
Inserting and editing 3D models Hayır (previous support in Impress for glTF (.dae/.kmz) 3D models removed in version 6.0) Evet 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 Hayır Evet [47]
Support of math fonts Hayır (tdf#103680), workaround using TexMaths extension with XeLaTeX compiler. [48] Evet
Minor Feature Differences LibreOffice 7.3 MS Office 2021 / 365
Generation of QR codes and barcodes Evet. QR codes and one-dimensional barcodes. In Impress, Draw, Writer and Calc Hayır
Import of graphics formats DXF, MET, PBM, PCD, PCX, PGM, PPM, PPM, RAS, SGF, SVM, TGA, XBM, XPM Evet Hayır
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 Evet Hayır
Import of additional video and audio formats: CD Audio, Vivo Video. Evet Hayır
Drawing features: Arrow endings Evet. Substantially wider selection, including Crow’s feet notation Hayır. Less supported arrow endings
Drawing features: Point Eraser, Lasso, Sketched outline style. No Yes. ([49]) (not available on macOS). ([50])
Document converter wizard Evet Hayır
Euro currency converter wizard Evet Hayır
Expert config to access a multitude of settings from UI Evet Hayır
Support for multiple color palette formats: Gimp (.gpl), Adobe Swatch Exchange (.ase), LibreOffice/Apache OpenOffice (.soc) Evet (note: tdf#92354) Hayır
Import MathML formula from clipboard Evet Hayır
Import of StarOffice binary file formats .sdc, .sda, .sdw Kısmi. Basic support Hayır
Digital signatures / Signature Line Evet. Multiple signatures, including OOXML signatures. Visible signatures in Writer, Calc and Draw. 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. Support for ECDSA keys (on Linux and macOS). Support for OpenPGP-based document encryption. Evet (OOXML/XML-DSig and XAdES signatures)
Convert SVG image to shapes / polygon Evet. Conversion supported in LO Draw. Additionally opening SVG files directly as shapes is supported in LO Draw. (tdf#115571) Evet
Enhanced list of recent files and folders Kısmi (tdf#61174, tdf#60743). Option to clear list of recent documents. Selectively delete Recent Documents (in StartCenter) Evet (option to set recent files as permanent)
Custom colors in formula editor Evet. Full support of HTML colors in Math (RGB colors, UI in element pane) (tdf#40436) Evet
Third-party software dependencies Kısmi. Java runtime environment (JRE) installation required for certain - but not most - features of the software. Java is notably required for Base. Evet. Not required
Shortcut keys for accented Latin characters Hayır (tdf#71176), workaround using Unicode conversion, see Unicode character input with Alt+X Kısmi. Limited support
Inserting audio / video / pictures from online sources Hayır (tdf#42246). Work-around: Download of online video and embed it in presentation (incl. Flash videos) Kısmi [51] Insert online videos (Youtube, Vimeo, Slideshare.net) to MS Word (not available on macOS). Insert online videos (Youtube, Vimeo, MS Stream, Flipgrid) to MS Powerpoint. Insert online pictures in Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
Collaboration with @mentions in comments Hayır Evet, in PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook. [52]
Quick access to email attachments Hayır Evet, "Shared with me" feature in PowerPoint, Excel, Word.
Streaming of office applications/office on demand Hayır (possible via third party services) Evet ([53])
Ink drawings / annotations (e.g. on touch- and pen-enabled devices) Hayır (tdf#35092), (only support for import of existing ink annotations from MS Word file format) Evet. 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
Recognition of shapes from ink drawings Hayır Evet. [54] supported in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Powerpoint
Recognition of text from ink drawings Hayır Evet. [55] Conversion of ink to shapes in MS Powerpoint and MS Word (Not supported in MS Office 2021 sales versions)
Automatic background removal of a picture Hayır (tdf#103424) Evet. Supported in MS Windows version (not supported in macOS version)
Live preview while formatting Hayır (tdf#37048) Evet
Inserting a screenshot from within applications Hayır Evet
Import of graphics formats: MEZ, EMZ, WMZ, PCZ Hayır (tdf#103954) Evet
Export to XPS formatWikipedia logo v3.svg Hayır Evet
Support for Touch Bar on Apple MacBook Pro Hayır (tdf#105803) Evet (macOS only)

Desktop Word processors: LibreOffice Writer vs. Microsoft Word

Major Feature Differences LO Writer 7.3 MS Word 2021 / 365
Handling of captions for graphics or image boxes Evet. Stable layout Hayır. Layout problems
Styles (page styles, frame styles) Evet Hayır
Overlining of text Evet Hayır. No, but complicated workaround
Master documents for longer texts Evet. Master documents and Master document templates supported Hayır. Supported but deprecated because it causes file corruption
Redaction tool / sanitization of classified information Evet. Supported. Redaction & Automatic redaction tool Hayır
Register-true feature / register accuracy (DTP-feature) Evet Hayır
Business card wizard Evet (release notes) Hayır
Text auto completion of words already used before Evet [56] Hayır
XForms documents creation Evet Hayır
Mathematical calculations in tables Evet. Complex calculations Hayır. Only basic arithmetic
DocBook import & export Evet Hayır
Export to MediaWiki (Wikipedia) format Evet Hayır
Export to XHTML Evet Hayır
Export to EPUBWikipedia logo v3.svg e-book file format (.epub) Evet Hayır
Export document as image(s) Evet. Supported, image formats: .jpg, .png Hayır
Import of Apple Pages documents Evet. Support for Pages v1-5 [57] Hayır
Working with large documents Evet. Stable layout Kısmi. Some layout problems [58]
Extended label creation features (release notes) Evet (generic database access, synchronise content) Kısmi
Frames Evet. DTP-like features like text in multiple columns and text-wrap around graphics Kısmi. Concept of "horizontal frames" is more limited
DirectCursor (allows to enter text anywhere on a page) Evet Evet. Supported, under the name Click and type (advanced option)
Table styles Kısmi (release notes 5.3 and release notes 6.0) (tdf#34391). Evet
PDF export of comments Kısmi. 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)) Kısmi. Export only as comments inside margin
Grammar check Kısmi. out of the box only 4 languages (English, Russian, Hungarian and Brazilian Portuguese)

extensions: e.g. Languagetool for 30 languages plus 13 language variants (level of language support varies; 11 languages with more than 1000 rules), Grammalecte for French, CoGroo for Brazilian Portuguese

Evet. 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) Kısmi. Different. Templates provide this functionality, but more difficult to handle. Helpful extension: Template Changer (tdf#89286). Experimental design themes: (tdf#45176, tdf#90497) Evet. Supported ("document themes")
Use of LaTeX syntax for formulas Hayır. Extension: TexMaths Evet. Ability to type math using the LaTeX syntax (Not supported in macOS version)
Vertical alignment (top/center/bottom) of content on page Hayır (tdf#36117), workarounds via frame/table Evet
Picture styles & additional effects Hayır (tdf#59906), but effects are preserved on import and export. Glow effect and soft edges supported Evet
View changes in the margin in "track changes" mode Kısmi Option to show track changes (additions or deletions) in margin (Tools - Options - LibreOffice Writer - View - Enable Tracked deletions in margin). Implementation misses some features, see: tdf#137770 tdf#147169 Evet
Diagonal borders in tables Hayır (tdf#51665) Evet
Extended reading mode of documents Hayır (tdf#55168) Evet
Collapse and expand parts of a document Available as experimental feature [59]. /tr (tdf#47746) Evet
Instant messaging while collaborating on document Hayır Evet ([60])
Track changes only for own changes (while collaborative editing) No Yes. Option to track one's own changes without forcing others to track theirs ([61]). (not supported in MS Office 2021 sales versions)
Reading aloud; Text-to-speech (TTS) ability No. Extension Read Text. Yes ([62])
Minor Feature Differences LO Writer 7.3 MS Word 2021 / 365
Protected cells in tables (allows better creation of forms) Evet Hayır
Open erroneous .doc files Evet. Better recovery mode ([63],[64]) Hayır. More frequently denies opening those files
Wizard to create personalized letter templates Evet Hayır
Import & Export Unified Office Format text Evet Hayır
Import & Export AportisDoc (Palm), PocketWord documents Evet. Supported (requires Java) Hayır
Import of AbiWord files Evet Hayır
Import of eBook formats: FictionBook 2.0, BroadBand, Plucker (Palm), eReader (Palm), zTXT (Palm), TealDoc (Palm), PalmDoc (Palm) Evet Hayır
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 Evet Hayır
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 Evet Hayır
Logo toolbar and interpreter Evet [65] Hayır
Format text of all comments in document Evet Hayır
Comments in headers and footers Evet Hayır
Text boxes allow multiple columns Evet Hayır
Markdown feature to automatic format *bold*, /italic/, -strikeout- and _underline_ Evet. (How to switch on the feature). See also tdf#133023 Hayır
PDF export preserves footnote/endnote anchors Evet. Links between anchors and footnotes or endnotes (even if not on the same page) are available in both direction. Hayır
Conditional text Evet ([66], [67](PDF) [68]) Kısmi ([69], [70])
Automatic replacement of Emojis Evet. supported. Additional toolbar control to insert Emojis (experimental: tdf#100100) Kısmi. Manual creation of replacement lists
Number of columns per table in document Evet. Unlimited columns Kısmi. Limited to 63 columns
Multi-line headings for chapters Evet. Multi-line headings for chapters by allowing a line break as separator between a chapter number and its name (in Chapter Numbering dialog) Kısmi. Only via work-around [71]
Maximum page size Evet. 300cm x 300cm Kısmi. 55.87cm x 55.87cm
Bibliographic features Kısmi. Basic inbuilt support. Excellent free extensions: e.g. Zotero, JabRef as well as proprietary extensions. Evet. Inbuilt support. Excellent free extensions: e.g. Zotero as well as proprietary extensions.
Advanced find & replace / Special characters Kısmi (tdf#38261). See List of Regular Expressions. Extension: Alternative dialog Find & Replace for Writer Evet
Complex Outline numbering / Multilevel list Kısmi. Different numerically equivalent format not supported (tdf#35217) Evet
Default keyboard shortcuts Kısmi. Less default shortcuts ([72]) Evet. More default shortcuts ([73])
Add watermarks to pages Kısmi. Support for text watermarks. Workaround for picture watermarks via adding image to header/footer. Kısmi (text and picture watermarks). This is not possible on Chromebooks as there is no app, Word for the web cannot do watermarks
Outline view Kısmi Outline folding mode (as experimental feature) [74] (tdf#38262 tdf#38093), workaround: Navigator > Content View to drag and promote/demote headings (see Improvements to Navigator in 7.0) Evet
Complex/rich text formatting in comments (e.g. bullet points, text color, images, tables) Hayır. Some formatting features are supported, e.g. font type, font size, bold, italics, underline, text alignment (align, centered, justified). (tdf#81458) Evet
Document/text translation Hayır (tdf#34058), extension: TradutorLibreText. Evet ([75])
Decorative page borders Hayır (tdf#39270) Evet
Horizontal split view of the same document Hayır (tdf#31481), workaround: Windows > New Window to clone document window. Evet
Draft view Hayır (tdf#67698) Evet
Upload to blog servers Hayır, extension: Sun Weblog Publisher (outdated). Evet (MS Sharepoint Blog, Telligent-Community, TypePad, WordPress, MetaWebLog API)
Digital pen usage / ink gestures Hayır Evet [76]. (Not supported in MS Office 2021 sales version and not supported in macOS version)
Transform document into a Sway web page Hayır Evet. supported in MS Word. (Not supported in MS Office 2021 sales version and not supported in macOS version)
Line by line reading of text Hayır Evet. Line Focus (removes removes distractions) feature in MS Word.
'File name without extension' field Evet [77] Hayır [78] [79]

Desktop Spreadsheet applications: LibreOffice Calc vs. Microsoft Excel

Major Feature Differences LO Calc 7.3 MS Excel 2021 / 365
Spreadsheet functions (for details see Functions comparison of LibreOffice Calc and Excel) Evet. 508 functions (29 functions unique to Calc) See an extensive description of Calc Functions Evet. 477 functions (23 functions unique to Excel)
Unique Spreadsheet functions Evet. 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, RAND.NV, RANDBETWEEN.NV. Extension: Kanji to Phonetic provides PHONETIC function. Evet. CUBEKPIMEMBER, CUBEMEMBER, CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY, CUBERANKEDMEMBER, CUBESET, CUBESETCOUNT, CUBEVALUE, RTD, DBCS, CALL, REGISTER.ID, PHONETIC, YEN, FILTER, SORT, SORTBY, UNIQUE, SEQUENCE, RANDARRAY (tdf#126573), LET, XLOOKUP (tdf#127293), XMATCH (tdf#128425). STOCKHISTORY (Not available in MS Office 2021 sales versions)
Comparison of two spreadsheet files Evet Hayır
Page styles (in addition to cell styles) Evet Hayır
Hyphenation of text in cells Evet Hayır
AutoSpellcheck / Spelling as you type Evet Hayır ([80])
Export to XHTML Evet Hayır
Full-Sheet Previews: Possibility to export all pages on a sheet as one page in the PDF Evet Hayır
Exporting of a single chart as image (e.g. jpg, png, svg, pdf) Evet Evet [81]
OpenFormula standard Evet. Largely supported Kısmi
Keep the copy of cells (usability of copy&paste) Evet. (Copy of cells is kept for pasting, even if the user does other tasks like typing or inserting cells) Hayır ([82])
Import of Apple Numbers spreadsheet documents Evet. Support for Numbers v1-3 [83], see also this comparison Hayır
Maximum number of columns per sheet Hayır. 1,024. Jumbo spreadsheets up to 16,384 columns are (highly) experimental, see: tdf#50916 tdf#133764 tdf#133619. Evet. 16,384 (256 in compatibility mode)
Table styles Kısmi. View ▸ Toolbars ▸ Tools ▸ Choose Themes as well as Format ▸ AutoFormat provide part of this functionality. (tdf#77569, tdf#44762,tdf#44763) Evet
Record a macro Kısmi. Limited support [84] Evet
Insert a graphic into a spreadsheet header or footer Kısmi. Inserted image cannot be resized nor cropped, usability issues. (tdf#74146) Evet
Statistical / Analysis toolkit Kısmi. Built-in Data Statistics Wizard with additional features: Chi2-test, Logarithmic regression, Power regression Kısmi. Add-on, not activated by default. Additional features: Histogram, Random number generation, Rank and percentiles, and some more detailed options.
Chart styles Hayır (tdf#62925, tdf#62540, tdf#39097) Kısmi. Selection of some pre-set chart styles and layouts
Power PivotWikipedia logo v3.svg features Hayır (tdf#96623 regarding DAX functions) Evet
Additional chart types: Waterfall, Histogram, Pareto, Box & Whisker (Box plot), Treemap (Mosaic), Sunburst, Funnel Hayır (tdf#74665, tdf#81530,tdf#70361,tdf#72992, tdf#97832) Evet
Relationships between tables, based on matching data in each table Hayır (work around: using function VLOOKUP) Evet ([85])
Integration of external data sources Hayır. Extension: New Jaguar Calc add-in provides SQLREQUEST function and Queryconnector provides graphical interface. Evet. Queries and data sources via "Power Query" and "Power BI" [86]. (SQL.REQUEST removed in favor of Power Query since MS Excel 2010)
Linked data types Hayır Evet. Data types from online sources: geography, stocks, organization, location, zip code, university, space, satellite, element, chemistry, food, exercise, movie, characters, medical, body, media, nature, activities, other (Not available in MS Office 2021 sales versions) [87],[88]
Forecasting data to predict future trends Evet. Extended set of forecast functions (based on exponential smoothing algorithm) Evet. Forecast functions and forecast charts (based on exponential smoothing algorithm) (not supported in macOS version)
Import MS Access databases Kısmi. Via ODB file connected to database (needs MS Access installed on the system) Evet
Multi-Core Processing / multithreading Kısmi. Multi-threaded calculation [89]. Multi-threaded import of XLSX documents. Parallel formula compiling on the CPU. OpenCL/GPU threading in Calc core ([90],[91]). Multithreading is work in progress: tdf#65046, [92], Presentation "Making Calc Calculate in Parallel". Evet. 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. ([93], [94])

Declaration of variables to be used in formulas Hayır Evet. LET function
Data-linked creation of flowcharts Hayır Evet Flow charts and organizational charts (supported in rental version, not supported in MS Office 2021 sales versions)
Export generic XML Hayır Evet
Customized sheet views (while collaborative editing) No Yes ([95])
Minor Feature Differences LO Calc 7.3 MS Excel 2021 / 365
Flexible CSV export Evet. Supported ([96], [97]) Hayır
Advanced find & replace / regular expressions / special characters Evet (List of Regular Expressions) Hayır
View clone of spreadsheet in new window Evet. Independent window Hayır. Cannot be moved outside the application window
Median in PivotTable Evet tdf#61700 Hayır [98]
Chart type Stepped lines for XY (Scatter) graphs Evet Hayır
Use English function names Evet. Possibility to switch between function names in local language and English Hayır
Import & Export Unified Office Format spreadsheet Evet Hayır
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) Evet Hayır
Import of Classic Mac OS legacy spreadsheet formats: BeagleWorks, ClarisWorks, Claris Resolve, GreatWorks, MacWorks, Wingz, Microsoft Multiplan (v1.11) Evet Hayır
Import & Export Pocket Excel Evet. Supported (requires Java) Hayır
Ability to rotate entire chart Evet Hayır
PDF export of comments Evet. Export of comments according to PDF specification Hayır
Property mapping functionality for charts (conditional chart colors/borders) Evet Hayır (Only available: Inverting colors for negative values)
Import from Gnumeric Evet (not available on Windows, see tdf#94834) Hayır
Export cell range selection or a selected group of shapes (images) as .png or .jpg image Evet Hayır
Export sheet/table as .png image Evet Hayır
Formatting of cells Evet. 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. Kısmi. Less features
Additional cell format types Evet. 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. Kısmi Engineering notation via custom formats.
Support negative year date (BCE) Evet Kısmi Using work-arounds.
Conditional formatting: icon sets Kısmi. 2 additional smilies icon sets. No reverse icon order (tdf#61313). Kısmi. Customization of icon sets, e.g. reverse icon order.
Advanced find & replace / Cell Format Kısmi (Styles supported, Cell Format not supported) Evet
Formulae with entire columns or entire rows Kısmi (tdf#34094, tdf#92452, tdf#92453) Evet
Default keyboard and/or mouse shortcuts [99] Kısmi. Less default shortcuts ([100], tdf#98259, tdf#92452, tdf#92453) Evet. More default shortcuts ([101], [102], [103])
Sheet protection options (allow users certain actions in protected sheets) Kısmi. Supported for select protected/unprotected cells and insert/delete rows/columns. Evet 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 Hayır Evet [104]
Chart: Automatically vary colours by point Hayır (only manually) Evet
Chart type: xyz / surface charts Hayır, basic workaround [105] (tdf#51670) Evet
Chart type: pie of pie (bar of pie) Hayır (tdf#50934) Evet
Map charts and 3D geospatial visualization tool Hayır (via extension GeOOo) Evet. Map charts and "3D Maps".
Different chart types for different data series Hayır (tdf#35629) Evet
Printing of selected chart only Hayır, workarounds [106], [107] (tdf#45893) Evet
Chart data labels "Value as percentage" Evet Hayır
Chart data labels "Value from cells" Hayır Evet
Automatized analysis and visualization features Hayır Evet Quick analysis feature and visual summaries, trends, and patterns. [108], [109]. Some of these features ("Ideas in Excel") supported in rental version, not supported in MS Office 2021 sales versions; quick analysis feature not supported on macOS.
Flash fill Hayır (tdf#109003). Some (partial) workarounds suggested here tdf#109003#c1. Evet
Chart recommendations Hayır Evet
'Publishing' spreadsheet for online team meetings Hayır Evet
Sparklines (to give a quick overview of the trend in a data range) Hayır, extension: EuroOffice Sparkline Evet
Add points to a line, possibility to bend lines Hayır (tdf#36943) Evet
Cell background options Kısmi. Background color (bugs regarding pattern tdf#31205 and gradient tdf#49177). Extension: Hatch Patterns for Cells Evet. Background color, pattern, gradient
Insert data from screenshot or picture Hayır EvetOCR and recognize tables from screenshots or pictures [110] (Not available in MS Office 2021 sales versions and only available on macOS)

Desktop Presentation software: LibreOffice Impress vs. Microsoft PowerPoint

Major Feature Differences LO Impress 7.3 MS PowerPoint 2021 / 365
Hyphenation support Evet Hayır
Export to XHTML Evet Hayır
Export to HTML Evet Hayır (removed feature since MS Office 2013)
Export to vector graphic formats: SVG, EPS Evet Kısmi, to SVG (Supported in Windows rental version, not supported in MS Office sales versions.)
Presentation remote control for smartphones/tablets Evet. For Android smartphones/tablets, iOS (iPhone/iPad), and Pebble smartwatches. Kısmi. For Android (smartphones only), but with additional features for Excel and Word. (Not supported in macOS version).
3D slide transitions Evet. Template:Zwsp/trmacOS, Linux, Windows Kısmi. Template:Zwsp/trmacOS, Windows
Edit embedded videos Kısmi. Via external programs Evet. Directly in the program
Comments and reply to comments Kısmi Evet
Animated effects Kısmi. Supported, but problems with: spinning text (tdf#87958), pixelated (tdf#87959), wobble/shake/vibrate (tdf#87960), objects stuck (tdf#88196) Evet
Trim embedded video or audio Hayır Evet. Supported (Not supported in MS Office 2016 sales version)
Zooming features for presentations (Prezi inspired) Hayır (tdf#38263) Evet. Supported (Not supported in macOS sales version) [111]
Slides editable during presentation Hayır (tdf#34965) Evet
SmartArt diagrams Hayır (tdf#37932), solution: smArt extension Evet
Save highlights and drawings during presentation Hayır (tdf#51928) Evet
Compare presentations Hayır Evet
Broadcast presentation on the Internet Hayır. Only via export to PDF or SWF Evet. Additional support to publish to Microsoft Stream video-sharing site (Not supported in macOS version)
Animated diagrams Hayır Evet
Record a slide show Hayır (tdf#34959) Evet [112]. Some features only available in rental vesion ([113]).
Slide design suggestions Hayır Evet via Powerpoint "Designer" (not supported in MS Office 2021 sales versions)
Navigate presentation using a Bluetooth pen Hayır Evet. Supported with Bluetooth pen or Surface pen. Using digital pen as a slide-show clicker (Not supported in macOS version)
Optimization of slides for screen readers No Yes. ([114]) (not available on macOS)
Minor Feature Differences LO Impress 7.3 MS PowerPoint 2021 / 365
Number of slide layouts Evet. 12 Kısmi. 9
Physics based animations Evet [115] Hayır
Text background colour in text boxes Evet Hayır
PDF export of comments Evet. Export of comments according to PDF specification Hayır
Import & Export Unified Office Format presentation Evet Hayır
Export to graphics formats: MET, PBM, PICT, PGM, PPM, RAS, XPM Evet Hayır
Import of Apple Keynote files Evet. Support for Keynote v1-6 [116] Hayır
Embedding of fonts in presentation file Evet Kısmi. Supported on Windows. No support for embedding fonts in PowerPoint on macOS, although displayed. No support for embedding OpenType CFF fonts. [117]
Maximum page size Evet. 300cm x 300cm (Draw and Impress) Kısmi. 142.22cm x 142.22cm
Editing of master slides Kısmi. Limited editing, has been a GSOC 2013 project ([118]). Evet. Powerful editing
Default keyboard shortcuts Kısmi. Less default shortcuts ([119]) Evet. More default shortcuts ([120], [121])
Conversion of hand-drawn shapes into diagrams / recognition of ink equations Hayır Evet [122] Conversion of ink to shapes/diagrams in MS Powerpoint; Ink equations (conversion of drawing to equation) in Powerpoint. (Not supported in MS Office 2021 sales versions and only available on Windows 10/11; not supported in macOS sales version).
Automatically suggesting presentation outline from online sources by entering subject Hayır Evet. "QuickStarter feature (Not supported in MS Office 2016 sales version and not supported in Windows version)
"Morph" transition type Hayır Evet [123]
Creation of automatically starting presentations Hayır, extension: ImpressRunner Evet
Export presentation to video formats Hayır (tdf#34959) Evet. Supported to .mp4 and .wmv formats. Export up to 4K resolution.
Slide zoom and pan Hayır (tdf#38263) Evet
Option to save as picture presentation Hayır (tdf#93589) Evet
Using Surface Earbuds to control presentation Hayır Evet[124]
Autogeneration of alt text for photos No Yes [125] (Supported in Windows rental version, not supported in MS Office sales versions; not supported on macOS)

Desktop Database program: LibreOffice Base vs. Microsoft Access

Major Feature Differences LO Base 7.3 MS Access 2021 / 365
Available on all operating systems supported by the office suite Evet Hayır. MS Access not available on macOS, online and mobile OS versions
SQL syntax highlighting Evet Hayır
Native connectors for: MariaSQL, PostgreSQL, Novell GroupWise Evet. Plus MySQL as extension.[126] Hayır. No, via ODBC
Integration of Mozilla Thunderbird address book, KDE address book, Evolution LDAP and storage, Windows system address book Evet Hayır
Native JDBC driver Evet Hayır
Connect to ODF spreadsheet (Calc) file format Evet Hayır
Database engine Evet. 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 Kısmi. Jet
Integration of MS Outlook address book Kısmi. 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. Evet
Importing data sources (tables) from within the database application Kısmi. Either via drag & drop from Calc or via drag & drop from another Base window with the data source being open. ([127]) (tdf#51872) Evet
Exporting tables to different file formats from within the database application: Kısmi. Only via drag&drop to LibreOffice Calc or via drag & drop from another Base window with the writable data source being open. ([128]) (tdf#73798) Evet
Edit MS Access files Kısmi. 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. Evet
Native connector for: Microsoft SQL Server Hayır. No, via ODBC Evet
Crosstab queries Hayır. Not supported but reproducible with Pivot Table with Calc (FAQ 142 ) Evet
"Linked tables" capability Hayır. Not supported but you can link text tables (FAQ 143) (tdf#56234) Evet. Linked tables and Linked Tables Manager.
Imported table from spreadsheets - keep fields format Hayır Evet
Import data from XML, HTML Hayır Evet
Minor Feature Differences LO Base 7.3 MS Access 2021 / 365
Native connector for: dBase databases Evet Hayır. Not supported (removed feature since Office 2013)
Open LibreOffice Base (.odb) files Evet Hayır
Open DOS/Windows legacy formats: Microsoft Works database Evet Hayır
Native connector for: SharePoint lists Hayır Evet
Link or import data from Salesforce and Dynamics 365 Hayır Evet
Web service data connection Hayır Evet
Password protection of database Hayır (tdf#70638) Evet
Calculations in database tables Hayır (tdf#72787) Evet

Most important extensions for desktop LibreOffice

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.
  • 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.

Mobile office: Smartphones, Tablets

Mobile Office suite, general features: LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office

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Major Feature Differences Mobile: LibreOffice-based solutions Mobile: MS Office 365
Integrated office architecture Yes. Integrated office architecture: LibreOffice mobile shares the same processing engine, common to all modules, on all form factors (incl. desktop and online) [129]. No. Loose architecture differing between desktop (different between Windows and macOS), mobile and online office.
Versions of office suite for mobile operating systems (smartphones, tablets) Evet. Mobile applications available as LibreOffice-based Collabora Office. LibreOffice viewer available for iOS/iPadOS, Android and Ubuntu Touch/UBPorts.

Android: Collabora Office on Google Play available for smartphones and tablets, release announcement (2019-12-10). LibreOffice Viewer for Android available, with basic and experimental editing features. Information on new LibreOffice Android app: [130]. More information: Android port wiki, Commits, [131], [132].

iOS/iPadOS: Collabora Office 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: [133], [134].

Chrome OS: Collabora Office on Google Play available, more information, XDA News Portal.

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

Kısmi. Android and iOS for smartphones and tablets with restricted features set. No support for Chrome OS on tablets.

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.

Support of Right-to-leftWikipedia logo v3.svg (RTL) languages (e.g. Arabic) and other complex scripts Hayır Evet
Minor Feature Differences Mobile: LibreOffice-based solutions Mobile: MS Office 365
Run Microsoft Visual Basic Macros. Evet. Support for a large portion of Microsoft Visual Basic Macros (via Collabora Office). Hayır

Mobile Word processors: LibreOffice Writer vs. Microsoft Word

Major Feature Differences Mobile: LibreOffice-based solutions: Writer Mobile: MS Word 365
Open password protected documents Evet. (via Collabora Office) Hayır
Minor Feature Differences Mobile: LibreOffice-based solutions: Writer Mobile: MS Word 365
XY Kısmi Kısmi.

Mobile Spreadsheet applications: LibreOffice Calc vs. Microsoft Excel

Major Feature Differences Mobile: LibreOffice-based solutions: Calc Mobile: MS Excel 365
XY Kısmi Kısmi.
Minor Feature Differences Mobile: LibreOffice-based solutions: Calc Mobile: MS Excel 365
XY Kısmi Kısmi.

Mobile Presentation software: LibreOffice Impress vs. Microsoft PowerPoint

Major Feature Differences Mobile: LibreOffice-based solutions: Impress Mobile: MS PowerPoint 365
XY Kısmi Kısmi.
Minor Feature Differences Mobile: LibreOffice-based solutions: Impress Mobile: MS PowerPoint 365
XY Kısmi Kısmi.

Online office: Web browser (and Chromebooks)

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Chromebooks are in this Online office suite section for several reasons:
LibreOffice core software is available as a Chromebook App from Collabora Productivity by the name of Collabora Office, it is the same software as used in the Online suite with some optimisations for Chrome OS. In Sept 2021 Microsoft announced the discontinuation of their Chromebook App. By combining Online and Chromebook Apps in this table it enables the easy comparison of LibreOffice based office suites to Microsoft's Online when using a Chromebook.


Online Office suite, general features: LibreOffice Online vs. Microsoft Office for the web

Major Feature Differences Online: LibreOffice-based Collabora Online

Chromebook App: Collabora Office 6.4.14

Online: MS Office for the web

Chromebook App: Discontinued

Integrated office architecture Yes. Integrated office architecture: Online LibreOffice shares the same processing engine, common to all modules, on all form factors (incl. mobile and desktop) [135]. No. Loose architecture differing between desktop (different between Windows and macOS), mobile and online office.
Online/cloud version of office suite Evet. Libreoffice-based Collabora Online 6.4.14 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. [136], [137], [138], [139], [140], [141]. See also: LibreOffice Online port development. Kısmi. Office web apps, with reduced functionality when compared to the Word desktop version and Collabora Online. ([142])
Applications Evet. Online: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw.

Chromebook Apps: Writer, Calc, Impress

Evet. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook
Integration of online office suite into (third-party) collaboration software and groupware / content management systems Evet. 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 [143], Roove, Zimbra ([144]), Mastermost, Moodle, IServ Schulserver. MS SharePoint integration [145]. See also this list: Availability of LibreOffice Online. Kısmi. MS Office Online Server integration in MS SharePoint
Availability of online office suite in (third-party) online services / Free & commercial office cloud hosts Kısmi. 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. Kısmi MS OneDrive
Synchronous collaborative editing Evet. Supported in online versions of Writer, Calc, Impress and Draw (Online only).No support of collaborative editing in desktop versions. Evet. Supported in online versions of MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Collaborative editing between online and desktop versions
Support of Right-to-leftWikipedia logo v3.svg (RTL) languages (e.g. Arabic) and other complex scripts Evet. Comprehensive support, based on HarfBuzzWikipedia logo v3.svg text shaping library Evet
Minor Feature Differences Online: LibreOffice-based Collabora Online

Chromebook App: Collabora Office 6.4.14

Online: MS Office for the web

Chromebook App: Discontinued

Kısmi Kısmi

Online Word processors: LibreOffice Online Writer vs. Microsoft Word for the web

Major Feature Differences Online: LibreOffice-based Collabora Online Writer

Chromebook App: Collabora Office Writer 6.4.14

Online: MS Word for the web

Chromebook App: Discontinued

WYSIWYG - Full Fidelity Editing, PDF generation, Printing Evet. What You See Is What You Get. Any document being edited looks the same when saved as a PDF or when printed (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır. Documents being edited do not look the same when saved as a PDF or when printed [146]
Open and edit Password Protected Files Evet. (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır. [147]
Edit Password to Modify Documents Evet. (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır [148]
Adjust Table Sort Order Evet. And additional options: Sort in multiple sequential columns or rows, and for each column or row choose alphanumeric or numeric, ascending or descending. Option to match case (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır [149]
Format Table Cells Evet. By Number, Percent, Currency, Date, Time, Scientific, Fraction, Boolean Value and Text. (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır
Headers and Footers appear in the editable document Evet. It is a WYSIWYG word processor. (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır
Find and Replace with options as available on desktop Evet (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır. Very Basic.
Clipboard (Copy and Paste) Evet. Copying and pasting within the web app works with advanced document features. Pasting content copied from outside the web app is advanced (via Online) Kısmi. Copying and pasting within the web app is functional for basic features available in the app. Pasting content copied from outside the web app is limited, such as it cannot copy and paste a hyperlink without losing the link. [150]
Minor Feature Differences Online: LibreOffice-based Collabora Online Writer

Chromebook App: Collabora Office Writer 6.4.14

Online: MS Word for the web

Chromebook App: Discontinued

Templates, browse and start from professionally designed templates Evet. (via Online) Hayır [151]
Save in Microsoft Word 97 - Word 2003 format (.doc) Evet. (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır [152]
Save in EPUB e-book format (.epub) Evet. (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır
Run Microsoft Visual Basic Macros, (docm, dotm) Evet. Support a large portion of Microsoft Visual Basic Macros (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır [153]
Title Page Evet. With options for number of title pages, page to start at, title style, title numbering (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır
Thesaurus Evet. (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır
Page Gutter Margins (book / thesis binding) Evet. Gutter Margins can be positioned on the left or top (via Online) Hayır
Add and Edit Page Backgrounds Evet. Colour, Gradients, Bitmap, Pattern and Hatch, options available for each of these are the same or similar as in the LibreOffice desktop applications (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır [154]
Add and Edit Page Transparency Evet. Transparencies, options available are the same or similar as in the LibreOffice desktop applications (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır [155]
Add and Edit Page Borders Evet. Borders, options available are the same or similar as in the LibreOffice desktop applications (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır [156]
Add and Edit Page Columns Evet. Columns, options available are the same or similar as in the LibreOffice desktop applications (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır. [https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/servicedescriptions/office-online-service-description/office-online-service-description
Display Headers and Footers, Footnotes, Endnotes in-line in the document Evet. A WYSIWYG word processor (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır [157]
Add, Edit, View Charts Evet. Full options as available in desktop (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır. They appear as placeholders that you cannot edit, move or resize [158]
Add, Edit, View Shapes Evet. Full options as available in desktop (via Online) Hayır. They appear as placeholders that you cannot edit, move or resize [159]
Add, Edit, View SmartArt and WordArt (aka Fontwork) Evet (via Online) Hayır. They appear as placeholders that you cannot edit, move or resize [160]
Watermarks Evet (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır [161]
Bookmarks Evet (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır [162]
Fields Evet (With options under sub-categories of Documents, Cross-references, Functions, DocInformation and variables (via Online) Chromebook App has a few less options Hayır [163]
Edit Cross References Evet (via Online and Chromebook App) Hayır. It is not possible to edit the destination [164]
Index Evet, options available are the same or similar as in the LibreOffice desktop applications (via Online) Hayır [165]
Table: "Optimal Column Widths" and "Optimal Row Height" Evet (via Online) Hayır [166]
Full control of anchoring with visible anchor points for images etc. Evet. WYSIWYG precision visible anchoring (via Online) Hayır
Text Box Evet. With full desktop options including, size, anchors, protection, borders, rotation, corners, shading, etc. (via Online) Hayır. They appear as placeholders that you cannot edit, move or resize [167]
Citations and bibliography Evet (via Online) Hayır [168]
Rich Fields Support - tab through editable fields; skip protected sections Evet. DOC and DOCX forms Hayır
Table of contents Evet. Options available are the same or similar as in the LibreOffice desktop applications (via Online and Chromebook App) Kısmi. Basic options. [169]
Page Sizes Evet. Letter, Legal, A3, A4, A5, A6, B4 (ISO), B5 (ISO), B6 (ISO), Long Bond, Tabloid, B4 (JIS), B5 (JIS), B6 (JIS), 16 Kai, 32 Kai, Big 32 Kai, User, DL Envelope, C6 Envelope, C6/5 Envelope, C5 Envelope, C4 Envelope, #6 3/4 Envelope, #7 3/4 (Monarch) Envelope, #9 Envelope, #10 Envelope, #11 Envelope, #12 Envelope, Japanese Postcard. (via Online and Chromebook App) Kısmi. Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, and custom size layouts [170]
Wrap text around images Evet. Full options for wrapping text around images including: before, after, parallel, contour wrapping, in front and behind, precision visible anchoring (via Online) Kısmi. No effective wrapping, the text does not wrap around images.
Word count and character count Evet. Accurate count of words and characters. (via Online and Chromebook App) Kısmi. A rough count of words. [171]
Table: "Distribute Columns Evenly" and "Distribute Rows Evenly" Hayır (#3329) Evet. Called "Distribute Columns" and "Distribute Rows"
Co-authoring between online and native app Hayır. For more information the see the row "Synchronous collaborative editing" Evet. MS Office 2019 sales version on Windows introduced real-time co-authoring with Word for the web
Table Autoformat Styles to choose from Hayır (#4356) Evet
Cover Pages Hayır Evet. [172]
Add-ins Hayır Evet
Dictate Hayır Evet
Emoji Hayır Evet
Online Video Hayır Evet. With preview, supported video providers: YouTube, SlideShare, Vimeo, Stream, Flipgrid, TED
Share as Embedded HTML Hayır Evet
Translate Hayır. (tdf#34058, #4285) Evet [173]
Reuse Files Hayır Evet. Open another document in a preview enabling selection of paragraphs or images for insertion, or for adding a link to that document.
Catchup Hayır Evet. View changes your collaborators have made to a file since you last opened it.
Insert Equations with Structures Hayır. (#4049) Evet
Insert Image options Kısmi. Select by folder and file only. (via Online and Chromebook App) Evet. Select by folder and file, also by previewing categorised images
Margins Kısmi. Custom options. (via Online and Chromebook App) Evet. Custom options and 5 presets.
Captions Hayır Hayır [174]
Mail Merge Hayır Hayır [175]
Bullets, Numbering, Outline, Images, Alignment Evet. 79 bullets inc 71 resizable images, 8 numbering, 8 outline, comprehensive position alignment options. (via Online and Chromebook App) Evet. 17 bullets inc 13 images*, 15 numbering, 3 outline, minimal position alignment options. *not resizable, but has option to define new bullet points from the Symbol library
Accessibility checker Evet (via Online) Evet

Online Spreadsheet applications: LibreOffice Online Calc vs. Microsoft Excel for the web

Major Feature Differences Online: LibreOffice-based Collabora Online Calc

Chromebook App: Collabora Office Calc 6.4.14

Online: MS Excel for the web

Chromebook App: Discontinued

XY Kısmi Kısmi.
Minor Feature Differences Online: LibreOffice-based Collabora Online Calc

Chromebook App: Collabora Office Calc 6.4.14

Online: MS Excel for the web

Chromebook App: Discontinued

Save in Microsoft Excel 97 - Excel 2003 (.xls) format Evet (via Online and Chromebook App). Hayır
Line Borders Evet (via Online and Chromebook App). Kısmi. A subset of line borders used in the desktop application are supported

Online Presentation software: LibreOffice Online Impress vs. Microsoft PowerPoint for the web

Major Feature Differences Online: LibreOffice-based Collabora Online Impress

Chromebook App: Collabora Office Impress 6.4.14

Online: MS PowerPoint for the web

Chromebook App: Discontinued

XY Kısmi Kısmi
Minor Feature Differences Online: LibreOffice-based Collabora Online Impress

Chromebook App: Collabora Office Impress 6.4.14

Online: MS PowerPoint for the web

Chromebook App: Discontinued

Save in Microsoft Powerpoint 97 - Powerpoint 2003 (.ppt) format Evet (via Online and Chromebook App). Hayır
XY Kısmi Kısmi

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