OnlyOffice Desktop Editors review - A challenger appears

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Mrkvonic, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    For Your Office Only. A review of OnlyOffice Desktop Editors, a free, cross-platform office suite, including installation setup, look and feel, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, style management, collaboration, plugins, encryption, Microsoft Office compatibility, other features, some issues, and more. Should be fun.

    https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/onlyoffice-desktop-editors.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. Chuck57

    Chuck57 Registered Member

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    I've been playing with OnlyOffice for a couple of days (windows version). So far, I've found that loading the program is slow. Over ten pages of writing, it is painfully slow. Each letter takes a second or two to appear, which is confusing and really slows me down. I type watching the screen.

    I will continue using it through this week. The fonts are crisp and sharp, better than either Libreoffice or my favorite, Atlantis. If OnlyOffice magically speeds up, it might be a keeper. Right now, after 2 days, it isn't looking good.
     
  3. Iangh

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  4. Chuck57

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    I haven't noticed anything crippled or not functioning in the word processing portion. Haven't used and probably never will use the others. Everything I've wanted to do has worked. My main complaint is what I posted above.
     
  5. Iangh

    Iangh Registered Member

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    I like this! My check is to see how easy it is to print the selection of a spreadsheet on one page. Another is to how to sort the spreadsheet. I figure that if the program can do those easy enough it's pretty good. Unfortunately it has one big bugbear: the default language is US English and I can't change it. I can change it by document easy enough but I can't be bothered doing so every time I start a new one. It seems a pretty standard requirement to be able to set a default language for all documents.

    EDIT: Just removed LO as I love the minimalist approach of OO.
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2019
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