I also like the price tag: unlike Microsoft Office, LibreOffice is available to everyone FREE of charge. After all, the word “libre” means free so LibreOffice obiously means “free office.” It is available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux.
The latest major release of the LibreOffice office suite has just been published: version 4.1. It includes:
- Write (a general-purpose word processor, loosely similar to Microsoft Word)
- Calc (a spreadsheet program, loosely similar to Microsoft Excel)
- Impress (a presentation program, loosely similar to Microsoft Powerpoint)
- Base (a database program that competes with Microsoft Access, although Base is quite different)
- Draw (a program to build diagrams and sketches from scratch)
- Math (a simple equation editor that lets you lay-out and display your mathematical, chemical, electrical or scientific equations quickly in standard written notation)
LibreOffice 4.1 contains a long list of improvements and bug fixes, as shown at https://www.libreoffice.org/download/4-1-new-features-and-fixes.
If you are looking for a better word processor, I suggest you take a look at LibreOffice. Any time you switch from one word processor to another, the new product will feel strange for a while. However, the learning curve on LibreOffice is short; I bet you will get used to it quickly. You may find that you like it better than your present word processor. If not, you can always uninstall it. After all, what have you got to lose with a free program?
The full version of LibreOffice is available free of charge at https://www.libreoffice.org.