Which MS Word Alternative

I have a need to do some file converting that MS Office does not address and would like your opinion on the office alternatives.
Specifically, do you prefer Open Office or Libre Office at this time?

Thanks

Jim

Personally, I use LibreOffice. My understanding is that a large portion of the active developers from OpenOffice moved over to LibreOffice, and it gets a lot more active development now that that group is out from under Sun.

However, the specific needs you have with regard to file converting may necessitate the use of something else. What file format conversions are giving you trouble, if I may ask?

I don’t think it is about preferences any more, OpenOffice is really not developed and lots of improvements and fixes only occur for LibreOffice. Some developers have asked Apache to remove OpenOffice because it simply provides a bad experience for people wanting to use this software suite.

zdnet.com/article/apache-sho … e-instead/

Thanks guys,

Will give LibreOffice a shot for this project.

I use Word extensively and will continue using it for the things it does well.
OTOH MS is determined to be obstinate on certain issues so one must improvise.

Thanks

Jim