Microsoft Office alternatives 2018

Posted on March 20, 2018. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Office Suite | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on the 7 best alternatives to Microsoft Office.

The 3 best online alternatives:

  1. Google Docs
  2. iWork for iCloud
  3. Zoho Office

The 4 best desktop office suites:

  1. OnlyOffice
  2. SoftMaker Office
  3. LibreOffice
  4. WPS Office (formerly Kingsoft Office)
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Free Microsoft Office Templates by Hloom.com

Posted on February 26, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Google, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Word | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Free Microsoft Office Templates. Download fully customizable professional samples for resume, invoice, flyer, memo, invitation, certificate, fax, cover page. For Word and Excel – also PDF and Google Docs!

Source: Free Microsoft Office Templates by Hloom.com

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Kingsoft Office 5.7 (Free) – Android App

Posted on August 28, 2013. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Office Suite | Tags: , , , , |

Kingsoft Office 5.7 (Free) is an Android Apps on Google Play.

Kingsoft Office is a free Microsoft Office-compatible app for Android 2.1 and later.  View, edit, organize documents, spreadsheets, and PowerPoints.  Supports Google’s Drive, Dropbox, and other online storage.

 

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Olive Office Premium (free) app

Posted on June 18, 2013. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Office Suite | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Olive Office Premium is a free Android App on Google Play.

Like any app, it may or may not work well on your device.  Use at your own risk and CHECK THE REVIEWS first — apps may be changed after being included in the store so later updates include malware.

OliveOfficePremium is a software suite for Android devices that enables you to view and edit Microsoft Word(doc/docx), Excel(xls/xlsx) and PowerPoint(ppt/pptx) files.

In addition,it inherits the function of viewing portable document file(pdf) and compiled help manual(chm) from OliveOfficeBasic,released previously.

Our product can be downloaded and used completely free of charge.
More features will be revealed in later versions.
If you only want to view the files,please download “OliveOfficeBasic” version which is optimzed for viewing.”

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Polaris® Office

Posted on May 24, 2013. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , |

Polaris® Office is an app for Android.

Like any app, it may or may not work well on your device.  Use at your own risk and CHECK THE REVIEWS first — apps may be changed after being included in the store so later updates include malware.

Recommended by ZDNet.  “It is compatible with Microsoft Office documents, although complex formatting may not be handled properly. Basic Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents are handled fine and the 8-inch tablet is particularly suited for editing.”

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CloudOn | Microsoft Office(R)

Posted on April 21, 2013. Filed under: Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Office Suite | Tags: , , , , , , , |

CloudOn is an online version of Microsoft Office(R) with iOS and Android apps available.

 

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Series: Surviving your first hour with Office 2013

Posted on March 11, 2013. Filed under: Microsoft Office Suite | Tags: , , |

Windows Secrets discusses Surviving your first hour with Office 2013.

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CloudOn — Office for iOS and Android

Posted on June 20, 2012. Filed under: Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office Suite, Online storage | Tags: , , , , , , |

Still waiting for Microsoft Office for iOS (iPads/iPhones/etc) and/or Android? Try CloudOn apps.

Like any app, it may or may not work well on your device.  Use at your own risk and CHECK THE REVIEWS first — apps may be changed after being included in the store so later updates include malware.

It’s Office 2007 and works with files from DropBox/Google Drive/Box cloud storage.  And it’s free!

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Free Office Product Key reader

Posted on February 22, 2012. Filed under: Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista | Tags: , , , , |

Office Watch describes a Free Office Product Key reader.

ProduKey is freeware to display “the ProductID and the CD-Key of Microsoft Office (Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007), Windows (Including Windows 7 and Windows Vista), Exchange Server, and SQL Server installed on your computer.”

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Five tips for customizing the Office 2010 Ribbon

Posted on November 7, 2011. Filed under: Microsoft Office Suite, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , , , |

TechRepublic has Five tips for customizing the Office 2010 Ribbon.

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LibreOffice Productivity Suite

Posted on August 29, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word | Tags: , , , |

LibreOffice Productivity Suite gives you much of the same functionality as Microsoft Office.

Comparable to and able to use many files from Microsoft Office Suite, it’s FREE!

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Microsoft Office add-ins that will simplify your work

Posted on April 18, 2011. Filed under: Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Outlook | Tags: , , |

TechRepublic has Microsoft Office add-ins that will simplify your work.

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10 tweaks for Office 2010

Posted on April 2, 2011. Filed under: Microsoft Office Suite, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , |

TechRepublic has 10 tweaks to make Office 2010 work the way you want.

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Master Documents without pain

Posted on April 2, 2011. Filed under: Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Word, Tutorials | Tags: , , , , , , |

Office Watch covers Master Documents without pain.

For Microsoft Office Suite and Word: “Master Document can be considered as a main document which would contain a set of separate sub files or subdocuments. Using master document it is easy to manage complex or merged documents such as a book with several chapters. It mainly contains information or links to other documents which are referred as subdocuments. This enables in easy maintenance of long documents with many pages.”

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10 tweaks to make Office 2010 work the way you want

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Microsoft Office Suite | Tags: , , , , |

TechRepublic has 10 tweaks to make Office 2010 work the way you want.

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OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office

Posted on February 26, 2011. Filed under: File conversion, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office is a download for your Microsoft Office Suite (or parts thereof) that allow Office programs to read the Open Document formats produced by other programs, such as OpenOffice/OxygenOffice (which is on the Library Software disk).

If you’re using OpenOffice at home, but Microsoft Office elsewhere, this is one way to handle transferring files.

Of course, you can always simply save the OpenOffice files in Microsoft Office format.

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OffiSync

Posted on February 21, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Google, Microsoft Office Suite, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , |

OffiSync ” Supercharges Microsoft Office, enabling users to significantly improve the way they create, collaborate and share their documents by integrating Microsoft Office with Google Docs, and Google Apps.

Installing OffiSync adds a new toolbar to any version of Microsoft Office, letting users easily import web content such as images and templates right from within MS Office, collaborate with others in real time, letting users see each other’s edits as they work with Office files and share their final documents with others inside or outside the firewall.”

Note: this will NOT work on campus-owned computers.  This is only suggested for your own computer.

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ProduKey – Recover lost product key

Posted on February 14, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , |

ProduKey – Recover lost product key (CD-Key) of Windows/MS-Office/SQL Server is just in case you can’t put your hands on the original CD for a Windows product to read off the Product Key.

Freeware.

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Changing Word zoom to custom fixed settings

Posted on February 21, 2010. Filed under: Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Word | Tags: , , , |

Using the Zoom feature to enlarge Word documents to make them more readable?

Office Watch has a tip on Changing Word zoom to custom fixed settings.

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ThinkFree: Web Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Posted on August 11, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Office Suite, Online Software | Tags: , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on ThinkFree: Web Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

ThinkFree is an online Office-like suite of applications.

Feature Overview

  • Create, Manage, Edit, Share and Collaborate on office documents online.
  • Microsoft Office compatibility: View/Edit your M.Office docs on ThinkFree and vice versa
  • Storage: 1 GB of free online storage.
  • Share documents with others and assign different user privileges (viewer, contributor, etc)
  • Version management: Detailed history of document changes, revert to any previous version when needed
  • Document editing: Quick Edit and Power Edit modes.
  • Search within all documents in your account.
  • Embed docs on your blog, website (or on ThinkFree Doc Exchange)
  • ThinkFree Premium (non-free): online and offline file synchronization, document archiving, full-scree mode, online/offline access, …
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