Why you should learn LibreOffice

posted Mar 31, 2016, 8:25 AM by Niels Jensen   [ updated Mar 31, 2016, 8:25 AM ]
If you have been creating documents for a while, then sooner rather than later you will have a need to create documents for commercial print shops in to get better control of the material, which you send to potential customers. With LibreOffice you almost get the same control of the document, as you have in real publishing programs such as the open source Scribus or the commercial programs from Adobe. Hence if you take time to learn to master LibreOffice's template features and style features, which goes way beyond what Microsoft Office is offering you. Bruce Byfield have recently published a description of the most important differences between LibreOffice and Microsoft Office in OCS-Mag.

If you are following the normal openSUSE update cycle, then you are properly currently using the 5.0.X version of LibreOffice. So start playing around with some of the features described by Bruce Byfield. That would make you better at communicating with your print shop when that need arise.