LibreOffice is a free, open-source productivity suite and is installed on-board student laptops. It is an offshoot of OpenOffice, which was the standard productivity suite installed on student workstations at South Harrison. While the student laptops also have Microsoft Office 2010, LibreOffice is installed to provide compatibility to files previously created using OpenOffice.
LibreOffice is roughly 80% compatible with Microsoft Office Suite and offers:
- Base - a database program
- Calc - a spreadsheet (can save in MS Excel format)
- Draw -a desktop publishing
- Writer - a Presentation creator (can save in MS PowerPoint format)
- Math - an equation editor
- Writer - a word processor (can save in MS Word format)
LibreOffice Writer, Calc, and Impress can open, edit and save in Microsoft formats. To minimize compatibility issues, cross-editing between productivity suites should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.
If you need help using LibreOffice talk to your teacher or visit their website for support. If your software gives error messages or will not function, submit this issue through your school's technology depot.