Software at MIT

Name: LibreOffice
Category: Office Suite
Last modified: Fr Dec 5 2014
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What is LibreOffice? Where does it come from?

LibreOffice is an Office Suite that runs on a variety of platforms including Windows, OSX, Solaris and Linux. It is a fork of Open Office which is now supplied with many Linux distributions.

LibreOffice on Athena

LibreOffice is the current default on Athena; this is the version you get by typing libreoffice & or by clicking on LibreOffice Writer on the Gnome applet bar.

General usage information can be found in the What Runs Where listing. There is a fairly extensive online help system that explains most features, and many links to documentation from the LibreOffice documentation page. Books are also available from commercial publishers.

LibreOffice at MIT

LibreOffice is a supported software package in the Athena Computing Environment. By "supported" we mean:

Other Resources

LibreOffice mailing lists; LibreOffice FAQ

Problems or Questions?

Help with LibreOffice
If you are affiliated with MIT, contact Athena Consulting (on Athena, type "olc"). Otherwise, see the other resources above.

Sending bug reports
Athena users should report problems via the "sendbug" command.

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